The Bank of Finnish Terminology in Arts and Sciences

Project Details

Description

A research project for creating a virtual research infrastructure of Finnish scholarly terms

Research objectives
- The purpose of the project is to establish a bank of Finnish terminology for all disciplines of arts and sciences that are practiced in Finland. For this purpose, a survey of the existing Finnish language terminologies available for scholarly and academic practice will be carried out and set in the context of internationally established terminology work and concept formation. As the end product, the bank will consist of a multilingual extensive terminology freely available to all researchers.
- A well-developed virtual research infrastructure of Finnish scholarly terms is a necessary prerequisite of successful communication in an information society, and highly relevant in societal interaction between researchers and citizens in Finland. At best, it will be of international relevance through uniting the European language communities.

Research methods and material
- Creating the terminological data bank for research activities implies the collecting, organizing and further development of the terminologies that already exist in different forms and locations in Finland. The project is initiated with a questionnaire addressed to the member societies of the FFLS. As the next step, a pilot project will be launched on the fields of linguistics, botany, and jurisprudence. During the five year period, as many of the terminologies from the member societies as possible will be collected and made publicly available in the FFLS server according to the principle of open access. The work will be
carried out by one doctoral student and one post-doctoral researcher recruited from Finnish language students in UH for the whole five year period, in collaboration with the member societies of the FFLS, the experts of terminology in the RILF, and with specialists in information technology.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date03/01/201131/12/2015

Funding

  • Koneen Säätiö

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • lexicology, terminology, concepts, infrastructure,

Projects

Research Output

Joukkoistamisen haasteita ja mahdollisuuksia Tieteen termipankin wikitalkoissa

Onikki-Rantajääskö, T. A. & Pitkänen-Heikkilä, T. K., 2015, In : Tieteessä tapahtuu. 33, 6, p. 14-19 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Tieteen termipankki tarvitsee kasviharrastajia

Pitkänen-Heikkilä, T. K. & Salo, H. V., 2015, In : Lutukka. 2015, 2, p. 45–48 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Activities

  • 1 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Membership or other role in public Finnish or international organization
  • 1 Types for other activities - Other

The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters (External organisation)

Tiina Onikki-Rantajääskö (Member), & Johanna Enqvist (Member)

3 Sep 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

Meeting with the teachers of Finnish language and literature in Helsinki region

Tiina Onikki-Rantajääskö (Teacher)

16 Nov 2017

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Crossing Borders - Terminological Resources and Open Science

Kaarina Pitkänen-Heikkilä (Speaker: Presenter)

29 Oct 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Radio interview in the program Aristoteleen kantapää

Tiina Onikki-Rantajääskö

13/05/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Blog of The Helsinki Term Bank for the Arts and Sciences

Tiina Onikki-Rantajääskö

18/11/2017

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media