Working with Termbases. Course 5 – Using additional features

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As we have emphasized in earlier courses and lessons, relations are very important because they transform your termbase into a “knowledge base” of interconnected concepts. In this lesson, we’ll show you how to create relations.

TermWeb offers a useful feature called Staging Areas which is similar to spreadsheets. It is very handy for making batch changes to the termbase. We’ll show you how to work with Staging Areas.

We will also practice using the Advanced Search and Batch Search features. Finally, we will explore ways to reverse changes after making mistakes.

In TermWeb, with workflows, you can automate or semi-automate certain tasks or changes in the termbase. For example, all new entries can automatically be given a Process status of “new”. Entries can automatically be routed for review to specific individuals when certain conditions of your choice are met, for example, when the Definition field is filled or a translation in a particular language is added. You can even configure the display list to show terms in different colors depending on their usage status, such as displaying “not recommended” terms in red. It is possible to create very sophisticated workflows in TermWeb.

Given their sophistication and range of uses, workflows are out of scope of this course. There are many other features of terminology management systems that we were not able to fit into this series of courses. For instance, we did not cover how to import hyperlinks, how to make backups, and how to schedule tasks. Personalized one-on-one training sessions can be requested to get up to speed on workflows, on any other TermWeb feature, or on any topic related to terminology management, by sending a request to Kara.

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