Terminology planning is a planning activity for developing domain communication largely according to the needs and requirements of knowledge representation. Terminology is the study of terms and their use Terms are Words and Compound words that are used in specific contexts Planning in Organizations and Public policy is both the organizational process of creating and maintaining a Plan; and the psychological process of Knowledge representation is an area in Artificial intelligence that is concerned with how to formally "think" that is how to use a symbol system to represent Domain-specific conventions of knowledge representation — depending on the domain as such or text within a domain, may comprise not only linguistic representation of concepts (i. The term "concept" is traced back to 1554–60 ( l conceptum - something conceived but what is today termed "the classical theory of concepts" is the theory of Aristotle e. terms), but also all kinds of non-linguistic representations (e. g. graphs, formulae, numbers, signs, depictions). In Mathematics and in the Sciences a formula (plural formulae, formulæ or formulas) is a concise way of expressing information A number is an Abstract object, tokens of which are Symbols used in Counting and measuring. A sign is an entity which signifies another entity A natural sign is an entity which bears a causal relation to the signified entity as thunder is a sign of storm Depiction is a distinctive kind of representation Figurative pictures are the paradigm example Therefore, to different degrees depending on the particular domain, terminology planning may have to take into account these non-linguistic representations as well.
While the focus of language planning is the deliberate manipulation and development of a linguistic entity to improve communication in society or a language community at large, terminology planning may be language independent or in its objective across languages, aiming at the improvement of communication in a specific domain or application thereof. This article is about the field of language planning & policy Communication is the process of conveying information from a sender to a receiver with the use of a medium in which the communicated information is understood the same way A language is a dynamic set of visual auditory or tactile Symbols of Communication and the elements used to manipulate them
While terminology planning is an important part of language planning it may be useful for language communities to separate the two activities for simplification of its complexity in order to better focus programmes and resources, and thus receive better results.
Because language planning also concerns the development of the lexicon of a language, and because domain communication consists to a great extent of linguistic representations of concepts there exists a large area of overlapping between the two concepts. The biggest difference lies in the different point of view and scope (and goal).
Public strategy formulated at the level of political decision-making in a more or less autonomous language community with the aim of developing or regulating emerging or existing terminologies for an array of purposes. Examples of such regulated terminologies are the hundreds of standards that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) publishes on an ongoing basis.
Strategic planning of terminology work and terminology resources is not only a matter of concern for governments and other public administration. Strategic planning is an Organization 's process of defining its Strategy, or direction and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy For the government of parliamentary systems see Executive (government. Public administration can be broadly described as the development implementation and study of branches of government Policy. Furthermore, due to the crucial role of terminology for scientific-technical planning, industry, risk communication and business communication processes, as well as basically any other event of domain communication, terminology planning policies play an increasing role for corporate communication of all types (commercial, non-commercial). For other uses of this term see Industry (disambiguation An industry (from Latin industrius, "diligent industrious" For non-business risks see Risk or the disambiguation page Risk analysis. A business (also called firm or an enterprise) is a legally recognized organizational entity designed to provide goods and/or services to A corporation is a separate legal entity usually used to conduct business Commerce is a division of trade or production which deals with the exchange of goods and services from producer to final consumer A non-commercial enterprise is work that values other considerations above and beyond that of making a profit Especially enterprises increasingly feel the need for a systematic terminology planning in connection with corporate language or localization and translation questions. Generally a company is a form of Business organization. The precise definition varies Translation is the interpreting of the meaning of a text and the subsequent production of an equivalent text likewise called a " translation
However, despite the need for strategic terminology planning the term "Terminology Planning/Policies" has not caught on in these communities and may be referred to in a variety of other terms. A meta-language is required.