Domain specificity: semasiological and onomasiological knowledge representation

Rute Costa, Claudia Santos

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This chapter describes and proposes a mixed methodology for terminological knowledge representation. We will focus on the characterization of semasiological and onomasiological approaches and their application. Some remarks will be made on the specificities of conceptualizations and on the role of text and experts within the scope of terminological practices
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Terminology
EditorsHendrick Kockaert, Frieda Steurs
Place of PublicationAmsterdam / Philadelphia
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9789027257772
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • terminology
  • knowledge representation
  • text
  • semasiology and onomasiology


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