A Proposal for a User-friendly Termbank
  • Renate Mayer
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


How can termbanks be expanded towards a tool which supports the user in his/her daily work? Our idea is to combine some approaches which are quite common within hypertext systems with traditional termbank interfaces. Therefore we will introduce a multilingual terminological database, which was developed at the Fraunhofer Institute. To facilitate a discussion on the possibilities of implementing aspects of hypertext and termbanks, the basic ideas of hypertext will be explained in this paper. It is useful to investigate how users behave and proceed in retrieving information before developing a termbank interface, because this may lead to some new ideas for the termbank design. Taking existing termbank systems, the hypertext approach and human retrieval behaviour into account, I will show how the interface of a termbank could be expanded into a user-friendly termbank which I will call HyperTerm.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Renate Mayer
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  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institut für Arbeitswissenschaft und OrganisationStuttgart 80Germany

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