Theoretical Foundations of

Terminology Science and Applications

TOTh -TKE Workshop

Description of the Workshop


Terminology is governed by two fundamental ISO standards. ISO 1087 defines the vocabulary of terminology, whereas ISO 704 defines and describes terminology work principles and methods. The latest works in terminology science, e.g. on the operationalization of terminologies for IT applications, have raised a number of issues (linguistic, epistemological, logical, and computational). This is the reason why the ISO working group in charge of these standards (WG 3 of TC 37/SC 1) decided in 2014 to revise them.


This workshop will focus on the theoretical foundations of terminology science and applications. Particular attention will be paid to the current ISO standards and their capabilities to meet the challenges of the digital world, but also to more recent theories from both linguistic and conceptual points of view (e.g. ontology for terminology). Individual topics and discussions may be based on or reach beyond recent and current issues in international standardization.


Workshops are for free. However, you have to register separately for the workshop to book the rooms.

Programming Committee

Rute Costa

Blanca Stella Giraldo

Dagmar Gromann

Christophe Roche

Klaus-Dirk Schmitz

Hanne Erdman Thomsen

Juan Carlos Díaz Vásquez