It is about time for a comprehensive European language & terminology policy and implementation

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Oct 24, 2013 (4 years and 19 days ago)

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It

is

about

time

for

a

comprehensive

European

language

&

terminology

policy

and

implementation




Looking back into the future

Jan Roukens

Multilingualism Conference, Madrid 1
-
2 December 2011

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What we will discuss


A personal agenda


Late 20th century EU policy: multilingual society


Academic languages under pressure


Terminology infrastructure implementation


EU and governments: responding to needs!



Jan Roukens

Multilingualism Conference, Madrid 1
-
2 December 2011

2

Reminder:


globalisation of the banana

Jan Roukens

Multilingualism Conference, Madrid 1
-
2 December 2011

3

Late 20th century EU policy : safeguarding
Multilingual European Society


EU internal language needs



Human translation


Technological orientation



MLAP: translation technology



Language Engineering


Societal orientation



Multipurpose language & terminology infrastructure



Multilingual Information Society




Multilingual Society




Jan Roukens

Multilingualism Conference, Madrid 1
-
2 December 2011

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Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica
Amsterdam (
Mathematics & Informatics)


Research groups




Research within CWI is organised into the
following clusters:


Probability, Networks and Algorithms



Software Engineering


Modelling, Analysis and Computing


Information Systems



Each cluster consists of three or four groups.



Probability, Networks and Algorithms


Algorithms, Combinatorics and
Optimization



Probability and Stochastic Networks


Cryptology


Algorithms and Complexity





Software Engineering


Software Analysis and Transformation




Foundations of Software Engineering


Multi
-
agent and Adaptive Computation


Distributed and Interactive Systems



Modelling, Analysis and Computing


Computational and stochastic dynamics


Scientific Computing and Control Theory


Multiscale Modelling and Nonlinear
Dynamics


Life Sciences





Information Systems


Database Architectures


Interactive Information Access


Jan Roukens

Multilingualism Conference, Madrid 1
-
2 December 2011

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Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο (ΕΜΠ)

National Technical University (NTUA)


Τομέας Υδατικών Πόρων και Περιβάλλοντος


Ο Τομέας Υδατικών Πόρων και Περιβάλλοντος ιδρύθηκε
το 1982, με γνωστικό αντικείμενο τη μελέτη, από
ποσοτική και ποιοτική άποψη, του υδάτινου
περιβάλλοντος και των συναφών έργων Πολιτικού
Μηχανικού. Καλύπτει εκπαιδευτικά και ερευνητικά (…)


Εφαρμοσμένης Υδραυλικής


Λιμενικών Έργων


Υγειονομικής Τεχνολογίας


Υδρολογίας και Αξιοποίησης Υδατικών Πόρων


Επιστημονικές και τεχνολογικές περιοχές


Μηχανική ρευστών, υδραυλική των επιφανειακών,
υπογείων και θαλασσίων υδάτων


Τεχνική υδρολογία, αξιοποίηση και διαχείριση των
υδατικών πόρων


Υδαυλικά έργα, φράγματα και υδροηλεκτρικά έργα


Λιμενικά παράκτια και θαλάσσια έργα


Ρύπανση και προστασία του παράκτιου περιβάλλοντος,
υγειονομική τεχνολογία και οικολογία.



Department of Water Resources and Environmental
Engineering


The Department of Water Resources and
Environmental Engineering was established in 1982.
The main scientific areas dealt with by the Department
relate to both the qualitative and quantitative aspects
of the aquatic environment and the related civil (….)


Applied Hydraulics Laboratory


Harbour Works Laboratory


Sanitary Engineering Laboratory


Hydrology and Water Resources Utilization Laboratory


Scientific and technological areas


Fluid Mechanics; Surface, groundwater and maritime
hydraulics


Engineering hydrology; Development and management
of water resources


Hydraulic works; Dams; Hydropower plants


Ports, coastal and offshore engineering


Ecology; Sanitary engineering; Pollution and protection
of the Environment.


Jan Roukens

Multilingualism Conference, Madrid 1
-
2 December 2011

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Conversion to English
-
Taught Programmes in
European Higher Education, % of total programmes


(
source: Academic Cooperation Association 2007
)

Multilingualism Conference, Madrid 1
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2 December 2011

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Jan Roukens

International conferences to discuss
national languages for HE and science


Brussels, 2008 (
Dutch/English)


Ljubljana, 2010 (
Slovenian/English
)


Tallinn, 2011 (
Estonian/English
)



Future events:


measures to facilitate use of national
languages for HE and science: such as
publishing in the national languages



Jan Roukens

Multilingualism Conference, Madrid 1
-
2 December 2011

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Terminology infrastructure implementation



Absolute goal: the availability of high quality terminology
for all purposes for all languages, in an international
context



EU and national agencies to monitor & promote


EU and national terminology service centres (TSCs)


Networks of domain specialists, clustered by sector


Terminology publishers


Standards bodies


Associations of terminology professionals


Research: terminometrics, ontology, coding ..




Jan Roukens

Multilingualism Conference, Madrid 1
-
2 December 2011

9

EU and governments: respond to needs!



pursue real needs: less experiments, more
implementation



citizens take part in societies that are
increasingly complex linguistically



professionals of all kinds in all countries
speaking many languages



societies employing more efficient and effective
languages perform better.

Jan Roukens

Multilingualism Conference, Madrid 1
-
2 December 2011

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European Legislation

Citations from the Union Treaty



(Preamble, 1957, Heads of State...)


DESIRING to deepen the solidarity
between their peoples while respecting
their history, their cultures and their
traditions


Jan Roukens

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