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CSOFT’s Terminology Management Tool: What is the Big Deal?

Last month, CSOFT International launched its terminology management tool TermWiki Widget, an innovative new tool that allows anyone who runs a blog or website to give their readers access to domain-specific terms and definitions by displaying relevant entries from TermWiki’s vast, multilingual database. Best of all: To implement this powerful and completely free glossary solution only takes six easy steps.

TermWiki Widget grants access to all content for the world’s fastest growing social learning network to absolutely anyone

It is hard to believe that it only took a little over two years for TermWiki to grow from the first Wiki-based, free, multilingual, collaborative terminology management solution to the global social learning phenomenon it is today: With more than 3 million terms and definitions, content in more than 100 languages and thousands of users around the globe, TermWiki has established itself as the go-to site for up-to-date, validated terminology information. TermWiki empowers anyone with an interest in or passion for terminology management to look-up, add or modify terms and build entire domain-specific glossaries using a free, web-based tool that is intuitively easy to use.TermWiki Widget is CSOFT’s third tool that makes terminology data accessible from outside of TermWikiAs the user base of TermWiki grew, people began asking for faster ways to search the TermWiki termbase and contribute entries. The first solution the TermWiki development team created in response to user demand was the TermWiki Toolbar for Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. The TermWiki Toolbar lets users look-up an existing term or add a new one from any website they might currently be visiting, which greatly enhances the usefulness of TermWiki’s terminology collections for casual users. This browser plug-in has been available since November 2010.CSOFT's Terminology Management Tool:

TermWiki Widget displays terms in more than 100 languages

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More recently, in May 2012, CSOFT launched TermWiki Mobile for Android, a mobile phone app that gives TermWiki users complete access to TermWiki content while on the go.

TermWiki Widget, launched just one month after the introduction of TermWiki Mobile, is different from TermWiki Toolbar and TermWiki Mobile in that TermWiki Widget is primarily a tool for sharing terminology data with visitors of any blog or website.

Adding a glossary to a website or blog couldn’t be easier

Having a glossary of domain-specific terminology available enhances the visitor experience of almost any website that involves specialized vocabulary. The most convenient thing about TermWiki Widget is that the owner of a website or blog can add a domain-specific TermWiki glossary without having to enter and define a single term because TermWiki already has more than three million validated terms that are available for display, for free. On the other hand, if TermWiki users have taken advantage of TermWiki’s ability to create personal glossaries, TermWiki Widget can be customized to display those specific terms on a website or blog as well. Additionally, businesses that have a TermWiki Pro subscription can use TermWiki Widget to place glossaries directly on the product pages of their sites – an excellent way to provide user support information.

CSOFT's Terminology Management Tool:
TermWiki Widget is fully user-customizable

Below is an overview of TermWiki Widget’s key features:

  • Directly access any subset of TermWiki’s 3 million terms, including your own glossaries
  • Display TermWiki glossaries in more than 100 languages
  • TermWiki Widget glossaries are fully customizable (language, domain, color, size, etc.)
  • TermWiki Widget is implemented by simple copy and paste of HTML code
  • TermWiki Widget is completely free to use
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Uwe Muegge has more than 15 years of experience in the translation and localization industry, having worked in leadership functions on both the vendor and buyer side. He has published numerous articles on translation tools and processes, and taught computer-assisted translation and terminology management courses at the college level in both the United States and Europe. Uwe has been with CSOFT since 2008, and currently serves as Senior Translation Tools Strategist for North America.

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