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D2.4.3.3: Initializing terminology collections

Grant agreement: Academy of Finland no. 345610
Start date: 01-01-2022
Duration: 24 months

WP 2.4: Report on Initializing terminology collection
Date of reporting: 2023-11

Report author: Harri Kettunen (UHEL)
Contributors: Tiina Onikki-Rantajääskö (UHEL)
Deliverable location: The Helsinki Term Bank for the Arts and Sciences – Tieteen termipankki


Since the start of 2023, 613 new concept pages have been created at the Helsinki Term Bank for the Arts and Sciences (HTB) in the following fields: Archaeology, Botany, Classical Studies, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Geophysics, History, Language Technology, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Martial Arts Studies, Media And Communication Studies, Mesoamerican Studies, North American Studies, Nutritional Sciences, Open Science, Philosophy, Religion Studies, Semiotics, and Theology.

Furthermore, updates have been made to the database on 1,806 concept pages in the following fields: Aesthetics, Archaeology, Art History, Astronomy, Behavioral Sciences, Biology, Botany, Classical Studies, Clean Energy Research, Digital Humanities, Educational Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Epidemiology, Folklore, Food Sciences, Geology, Geophysics, Heritage Research, History, Language Technology, Language Technology, Law, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Martial Arts Studies, Media And Communication Studies, Mesoamerican Studies, Microbiology, Mycology, North American Studies, Open Science, Philosophy, Seismology, Semiotics, Språkvetenskap, Study Of Religions, Sustainability Science, Terminologiako Bankos, Terminology, Theology, Translation Studies, Veterinary Medicine, and Zoology.

In addition, the fields of Anthropology, Contaminated Land Studies, Gender Studies, Mathematics, and Urban Studies are working offline until there is a critical mass of terminology to be published at the HTB. Furthermore, terminology work has been agreed upon to be carried out in the following fields: Arctic Research, Asian Studies, Geography, Military Sciences, and Physiology. A multidisciplinary group has also been established for meta scientific terminology of transdisciplinarity.

All in all, 613 new new concept pages have been created and 1,806 existing concept pages have been updated. Since the beginning of the year, the volume of the new additions and edits totals 341,175 bytes, which is approximately 280,000 characters, which translates to ca. 100 A4-size pages. The full amount of concept pages as of November 26, 2023, is 45,010.

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