Useful Language and Technology Links

For those who like to venture down the rabbit hole


American Society for Quality

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 

Trados – Language Technology for your Business 

Society for Technical Communication, Twin Cities Chapter (STC) 
American Translators Association (ATA)

iSixSigma – The Quality Internet

Localisation Industry Standards Association (LISA)

Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)

Globalization and Localization Association (GALA)

The Institute of Localisation Professionals (TILP)

Professional Association for Localization (PAL)

World Wide Web Consortium

The Association of Language Companies (ALC)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

World Intellectual Property Organization

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation



Medicine, Life Sciences:
 Orthodontics, an English dictionary of orthodontic and dental terms
 Medical computer terminology, a German dictionary of computer-related medical and general terminology with acronyms, over 500 entries and many useful cross-links, maintained by Gunther Eysenbach
 The Online Medical Dictionary, a searchable English medical dictionary
 Health and disease information, follow link to English medical dictionary
 BioTech’s searchable life sciences English dictionary with close to 4000 terms from medicine and the life sciences
 German medical dictionary from ratiopharm, a German manufacturer of pharmaceuticals


Chemistry, Chemical Technology, Analytics:
 Beilstein German/English dictionary of organic chemistry terms, searchable in English or German
 Science dictionary for chemistry, searchable in English and German

Internet, Computing, Software:
 English to German dictionary of basic computer terminology
Microsoft glossaries, bilingual dictionaries with the official translation of strings in Microsoft products (e.g. Windows 95, NT etc.), free to download
 English on-line dictionary of net-related terminology
 Searchable English on-line dictionary of computing terms (FOLDOC), with other useful links
 Browsable on-line dictionary of Internet and computing terms (in German), free to download


General Bilingual and Multilingual Dictionaries:
 EURODICAUTOM dictionary, the comprehensive multilingual European Union terminology database, searchable for terms and abbreviations in various combinations of 12 source and target languages
 LOGOS dictionary, extensive multilingual database with over 7 million entries in more than a 150 languages, maintained by Logos Translation Co. and continuously expanding through user input
 Langenscheidt dictionary, a changing selection of at least one Langenscheidt dictionary on-line
 LEO dictionary, searchable database with over 170,000 entries for English and German terms, includes the new German orthography reform
 German/English dictionary, over 110,000 entries, searchable in English and German
 German/English dictionary, with over 180,000 translations, searchable in English and German, can also be downloaded.


General Monolingual Dictionaries and References:
 The renowned American Merrian-Webster dictionary on the WWW
 Encyclopedia Britannica on the WWW
 English thesaurus, search Roget’s International Thesaurus of the English language
 Meyers Lexikon – Das Wissen von A – Z, on-line version of Meyers Lexikon, searchable and browsable, in German


Indexes, Listings, Compilations of Dictionaries, Glossaries, Encyclopedias, other Databases:
 General search for entries in 454 dictionaries with over 2 million entries
 Listings of German and other multi- and monolingual dictionaries.
 Reference site with links to a variety of Internet resources, incl. dictionaries, databases and encyclopedias
 An index of over 400 on-line dictionaries and glossaries in more than 130 languages


Other Special Topic Dictionaries and Glossaries:
 Multilingual, searchable and browsable film dictionary
English dictionary for terminology used in the study of human and animal vision, list of other vision related links




Medicine, Life Sciences:

MT Desk medical and surgical glossary with product specific information & links to additional information

Multilingual Glossary of technical and popular medical terms in nine European Languages
 Medical glossaries in seven different languages with definitions


Chemistry, Chemical Technology, Analytics:
 Polyurethane plastics, an English glossary and term descriptions to flexible urethane foam


Indexes, Listings, Compilations of Dictionaries, Glossaries, Encyclopedias, other Databases:
 Very useful compilation of links to common and more exotic on-line dictionaries, glossaries and encyclopedias, e.g. dictionary of mountain bike slang, Medieval Latin dictionary etc.
 Links to a variety of on-line dictionaries, glossaries, thesauri, almanacs
 An index of over 400 on-line dictionaries and glossaries in more than 130 languages


Other Special Topic Glossaries:
 Shoes and leather, a German glossary of various leather types and their uses (in German, follow links to Fashion/Lexikon

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