How to use the terminology database

A search in the terminology database can be made in two ways:
Advanced search
The user should enter the search query in the entry field in the central part of the screen. There are four search methods: If the user does not know exactly how the word should be spelled, fuzzy search can be selected. In this case the program finds the search term (and similar terms) even if it is spelled slightly incorrectly. Suppose the user searches for the word company - the program will find it even if a letter in the word is wrong (e.g., campany), missing (e.g., compny) or superfluous (e.g., companny). Fuzzy search functions best for English words.
If the user wants to search the entered term in other fields (e.g., definition, term source, note ...), (s)he should select the "Terms containing search query in additional data fields" option.

The user then selects one source language and one or more target languages; if more than one is to be selected, the Control key should be pressed and the desired language clicked by mouse - or, simply, all languages can be selected.
It is possible to select one or more subjects in the same way.

There are two possible output formats: When there is glossary output on the screen, it is possible to click a particular term and thus obtain all the data on this term.

Some terms are underlined on the detailed output and, by clicking these terms, it is possible to obtain examples of use from the corpus of translations. The Celex number is sometimes underlined - in such a case the full text of a particular act can be displayed.

When making a search, the following wildcards can be used: If the search term is not found, the program checks whether it is available in the corpus and displays an appropriate message.
Simple search
In this case the search is not so flexible: one can enter the search query (in any of the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Slovene or Spanish) and the program will display the list of hits.
Another possibility is to enter the "#" character followed by a number - in this case data about this entry number will be shown in the central part of the screen. (E.g., by entering "#1" (without quotes) it is possible to see the first entry in the database.)

Slovene terms are lemmatized, i.e. if you enter "radioaktiven" as a search query, the following results will also be displayed: radioaktivna snov, radioaktivne padavine, radioaktivni odpadki, radioaktivno onesnaževanje, etc. Evroterm uses the lemmatizer developed by Miha Grcar et al.

By clicking + at the selected term, one can see a translation of this term into English, French, German, Italian and Slovene (where applicable). It is easier to compare similar terms by using this function.
A click on - or "Collapse all" has the opposite effect: by clicking - at the selected term, the translations of this term will no longer be visible.

A click on a particular hit will display all the data about this word/expression on the right side of the screen. The link to the corpus and the Celex number is the same as in the advanced search.

If the user wants to limit the search according to the position of the search word within possible terms (in a similar way as in the advanced search), an appropriate wildcard can be used. Suppose you want to find word combinations that contain the word company: Wildcards that substitute for a single character (_ . ?) can be used in the same way as in the advanced search. It is possible to use a combination of wildcards, e.g., the search query can be: *organi?ation$.

If the search word is not found, the program will switch to fuzzy search.
If even a fuzzy search does not find anything, the program checks whether the search word is available in the bilingual corpus and displays an appropriate message.
If there are no hits in the corpus, the program searches the Termania terminology database.

If your keyboard does not have a particular special character, you can use the virtual keyboard: . By clicking the keyboard image next to the text-entry field, a virtual keyboard will be shown. You can select the language in the drop-down menu. When you click a particular character on the virtual keyboard, it will appear in the text-entry field (just like a normal character typed-in on a keyboard).

You can limit the volume of output data by specifying Evroterm output settings.

If the search term is not found in Evroterm, other dictionaries on the Web can be checked.

If you want to check which terms in a complete document exist in Evroterm, you can use the Terminator (terminology analyser) program.
Fast search during translation
IntelliWebSearch (IWS) is a free program that allows shortcuts to be made to frequently used search sites (e.g. Google, One-look dictionaries - as well as Evroterm and Evrokorpus). IWS also allows you to search local resources (dictionaries on your PC). After installing IWS (this is a very simple operation), it is necessary to enter the following strings in the program settings (IWS. ver. 3):


Shortcut key: Any combination, e.g.: Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E (press the keys: Ctrl Shift Alt E)


Shortcut key: Any combination, e.g.: Ctrl + Shift + Alt + K (press the keys: Ctrl Shift Alt K)

The following CORPUS_LABELs are available: Example: if you want to search the English-Slovenian corpus, the Start string should be defined as:
All parameters are case sensitive.
It is advisable also to click the "Pluri" field in the IWS settings ("Archive" window).

Evroterm and Evrokorpus can now be used much faster in any MS Windows software: just select the search string, press the appropriate combination of keys on the keyboard or select the desired website from the list. If you select parallel ("Pluri") search, IWS launches any number of searches (almost) simultaneously, which considerably improves search speed.
Plug-in for Evroterm
If you use a Mozilla Firefox 2 (or newer) or Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (or newer) browser, you can access Evroterm directly from the browser menu. You just have to install a browser extension: click the letter "I" on this web page (on the left side of the "Evroterm - English") and then click Add. A box for entering search terms will be placed to the right of the URL line in your browser. Feel free to send any comments about the contents of the database, translations, terminology etc. to the terminologists or while other comments should be directed to the Main Administrative Office of GSV.