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ELSST Thesaurus update

Lorna Balkan Release of new version The latest version of ELSST was released on 10 September 2019. The previous version dates from 19 September 2018. We are pleased to announce two major changes in this new release of ELSST. Firstly, … Continue reading

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CESSDA ELSST New Release 19 September 2018

Lorna Balkan We are pleased to announce the latest release of ELSST on 19 September 2018. Changes that have been made to the source language of ELSST since the last release in September 2017 include the following: 49 new concepts … Continue reading

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SERISS thesaurus evaluation: final results

Lorna Balkan Project aims In recent years, ELSST has benefited from two strands of funding. Development work on the thesaurus content and software has been funded by the ESRC-funded CESSDA-ELSST project, and continues under the EU-funded CESSDA Vocabulary Services Multilingual … Continue reading

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New guidelines on ELSST content

Lorna Balkan Overview As part of the SERISS project, we have recently produced new guidelines for the management of ELSST content. These incorporate findings from the first results of the project which used back-translation to evaluate the translation quality of … Continue reading

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CESSDA-ELSST project update

The Thesaurus Team The CESSDA-ELSST project, which has funded the development of the ELSST and HASSET thesauri over the last five years, officially ended on 30 September 2017. The project, funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), … Continue reading

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Notes from symposium on language technology and translation

Lorna Balkan Translation tools and technologies have gained increasing importance in the translation sector over the years, but until now have been little applied to the specific field of survey translation. To rectify this, the SERISS project held a symposium … Continue reading

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First results of SERISS project

Lorna Balkan Synergies for Europe’s Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences (SERISS) is a four-year project (2015-2019) funded by the European Commission as part of its Horizon 2020 programme. It aims to foster collaboration and develop shared standards between the … Continue reading

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