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Today presents the Automotive Dictionary, a specialized dictionary of the sector created jointly by six companies

2014 | July 08

The project has been developed by the companies Batz, Cikautxo Ekin, Elay GKN and Maier, with the advice of experts in terminology of Elhuyar Linguistics and Technology

The dictionary includes 2,637 concepts on sectoral terminology and can be consulted in six languages on the Internet

 

Amorebieta, 8 July 2014

The companies BATZ, Cikautxo, Ekin, Elay, GKN and Maier, advised by experts in terminology of Elhuyar Linguistics and Technology, have developed an Automotive Dictionary specialized in six languag...

The project has been developed by the companies Batz, Cikautxo Ekin, Elay GKN and Maier, with the advice of experts in terminology of Elhuyar Linguistics and Technology

The dictionary includes 2,637 concepts on sectoral terminology and can be consulted in six languages on the Internet

 

Amorebieta, 8 July 2014

The companies BATZ, Cikautxo, Ekin, Elay, GKN and Maier, advised by experts in terminology of Elhuyar Linguistics and Technology, have developed an Automotive Dictionary specialized in six languages: English, Spanish, Basque, French, German and Chinese. The dictionary includes 2,637 automotive concepts, grouped in 16 areas, and can be consulted entirely on the Internet. Representatives of the companies that have participated in the Automotive Intelligence Center of Amorebieta presented this morning the project: Karmelo Uriarte, responsible for the improvement of BATZ; Gotzon Juaristi, president of Cikautxo; Esteban Garitaonandia, coordinator of the Basque committee of Ekin; Ketxus Amasorrain, head of engineering of Elay; Kepa Galparsoro, head of GKN Driveline Zumaariia;

In recent years, the era of globalization has led to companies in the automotive sector jumping into the international market, and "the international experience we have had and are having shows us that to be competitive it is essential to properly manage languages and use specialized and unified terminology," said BATZ representative Karmelo Uriarte. "If we want effective communication in work processes, in relationships with customers, suppliers and between workers, the first step is to overcome language barriers. And to achieve this, we saw the need to make this specialized dictionary," adds Uriarte.

Elhuyar has a long history in the field of terminology and has developed advanced technologies in the R&D unit in Language and Technology for lexicography.«With the application of the technologies developed in Elhuyar, we have managed to put in contact the languages that are used around the world to relate in the automotive sector (English, Spanish, French, German and Chinese), as well as with an updated terminology» "Elhuyar has long been aware of the importance of multilingualism, so it is necessary to create resources and tools for the management of languages, depending on the needs of each company," added Cancio.

Finally, Garbiñe Alkiza explained the steps taken for the elaboration of the Automotive Dictionary: "Six companies have made available to us the internal documentation and dictionaries they use in their daily work. From this documentation an automatic extraction of terms has been carried out that has allowed to relate the terminology of six companies. We have organized the terms by concepts, we have compensated for six languages and we have classified each concept in the corresponding area." On the other hand, "constant collaboration between Elhuyar terminologists and automotive experts has been essential for this work. Thanks to them we have been able to classify the 2,637 concepts by areas and receive remuneration from all languages", stressed Alkiza.

This dictionary is just the beginning of a more ambitious project and aims to become a benchmark for the automotive sector. Therefore, starting from the dictionary, they want to create a website that serves as a showcase and source of information to automotive companies. That is why they have appealed to other companies in the automotive sector to collaborate henceforth.

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