Links

Useful Language and Technology Links

For those who like to venture down the rabbit hole

General 

American Society for Quality 
http://www.asq.org/

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
 www.iso.org 

Trados – Language Technology for your Business 
www.trados.com 

Society for Technical Communication, Twin Cities Chapter (STC)
 www.stctc.org 
American Translators Association (ATA) 
www.ata.org

iSixSigma – The Quality Internet 
www.isixsigma.com

Localisation Industry Standards Association (LISA) 
www.lisa.org

Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)
www.fita.org

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) 
www.raps.org

Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) 
www.gala-global.org

The Institute of Localisation Professionals (TILP) 
www.tilponline.org

Professional Association for Localization (PAL) 
http://www.pal10n.net

World Wide Web Consortium 
http://www.w3.org

The Association of Language Companies (ALC) 
www.alcus.org

U.S. Food and Drug Administration 
http://www.fda.gov/

World Intellectual Property Organization 
http://www.wipo.org/

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation 
http://www.aami.org

 

Dictionaries

Medicine, Life Sciences:

http://www.bracesinfo.com/glossary.html
 Orthodontics, an English dictionary of orthodontic and dental terms

http://www.yi.com/home/EysenbachGunther/wb.htm
 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

http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/omd/
 The Online Medical Dictionary, a searchable English medical dictionary

http://www.medicinenet.com/
 Health and disease information, follow link to English medical dictionary

http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/search/dict-search.html
 BioTech’s searchable life sciences English dictionary with close to 4000 terms from medicine and the life sciences

http://www.ratiopharm.de/html/otc/lexikon/index.htm
 German medical dictionary from ratiopharm, a German manufacturer of pharmaceuticals

 

Chemistry, Chemical Technology, Analytics:

http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/swain/beilstein/bedict1.html
 Beilstein German/English dictionary of organic chemistry terms, searchable in English or German

http://www.chemie.de/tools/dictionary/?language=e
 Science dictionary for chemistry, searchable in English and German

Internet, Computing, Software:

http://www.css.qmw.ac.uk/foreign/eng-german.htm
 English to German dictionary of basic computer terminology

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/developr/msdn/newup/glossary
Microsoft glossaries, bilingual dictionaries with the official translation of strings in Microsoft products (e.g. Windows 95, NT etc.), free to download

http://www.netlingo.com/
 English on-line dictionary of net-related terminology

http://wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/index.html
 Searchable English on-line dictionary of computing terms (FOLDOC), with other useful links

http://www.commando.de/glossar/
 Browsable on-line dictionary of Internet and computing terms (in German), free to download

 

General Bilingual and Multilingual Dictionaries:

http://www2.echo.lu/edic
 EURODICAUTOM dictionary, the comprehensive multilingual European Union terminology database, searchable for terms and abbreviations in various combinations of 12 source and target languages

http://www.logos.it
 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

http://www.langenscheidt.de
 Langenscheidt dictionary, a changing selection of at least one Langenscheidt dictionary on-line

http://dict.leo.org/
 LEO dictionary, searchable database with over 170,000 entries for English and German terms, includes the new German orthography reform

http://dict.tu-chemnitz.de
 German/English dictionary, over 110,000 entries, searchable in English and German

http://www.iee.et.tu-dresden.de/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/wernerr/search.sh
 German/English dictionary, with over 180,000 translations, searchable in English and German, can also be downloaded.

 

General Monolingual Dictionaries and References:

http://www.m-w.com
 The renowned American Merrian-Webster dictionary on the WWW

http://www.eb.com/
 Encyclopedia Britannica on the WWW

http://www.thesaurus.com/?
 English thesaurus, search Roget’s International Thesaurus of the English language

http://www.iicm.edu/ref.m10
 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:

http://www.onelook.com
 General search for entries in 454 dictionaries with over 2 million entries

http://www-math.uni-paderborn.de/dictionaries/Dictionaries.html
 Listings of German and other multi- and monolingual dictionaries.

http://refdesk.com/factnet.html
 Reference site with links to a variety of Internet resources, incl. dictionaries, databases and encyclopedias

http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/rbeard/diction.html
 An index of over 400 on-line dictionaries and glossaries in more than 130 languages

 

Other Special Topic Dictionaries and Glossaries:

http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/%7Eoheiabbd/moviedict_e.html
 Multilingual, searchable and browsable film dictionary

http://cns-web.bu.edu/pub/laliden/WWW/Visionary/Visionary.html
English dictionary for terminology used in the study of human and animal vision, list of other vision related links

 

Glossaries

 

Medicine, Life Sciences:

http://www.mtdesk.com/frame.php?frame=glossary

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

http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/welcome.html

Multilingual Glossary of technical and popular medical terms in nine European Languages

http://allserv.rug.ac.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/language.html
 Medical glossaries in seven different languages with definitions

 

Chemistry, Chemical Technology, Analytics:

http://www.pfa.org/glossary.html
 Polyurethane plastics, an English glossary and term descriptions to flexible urethane foam

 

Indexes, Listings, Compilations of Dictionaries, Glossaries, Encyclopedias, other Databases:

http://www-ocean.tamu.edu/~baum/hyperref.html
 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.

http://thorplus.lib.purdue.edu/reference/dict.html
 Links to a variety of on-line dictionaries, glossaries, thesauri, almanacs

http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/rbeard/diction.html
 An index of over 400 on-line dictionaries and glossaries in more than 130 languages

 

Other Special Topic Glossaries:

http://www.hds-schuh.de
 Shoes and leather, a German glossary of various leather types and their uses (in German, follow links to Fashion/Lexikon

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