Wednesday, February 18, 2009


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We are conducting a research project based at the University of Ottawa to learn more about how language professionals manage terminology within Translation Environment Tools. We would like to invite you to participate in this study.
If you are a language professional who works with Translation Environment Tools (e.g. Déjà Vu, SDL TRADOS, MultiTrans, WordFast, OmegaT), we need your help!

Q: Will it take long?
A: No – only about 15-20 minutes of your time.

Q: Do I have to give my name or contact details?
A: No – you can remain completely anonymous.

Q: What do I have to do?
A: Answer a short survey on how you manage terminology.

Q: What if my answers aren’t right?
A: There are no wrong answers! We want to know about YOUR practices. It doesn’t matter how anyone else responds. Just give us your honest opinion.

Q: What will the outcome of this project be?
A: We hope to achieve a better understanding of the terminology-related needs of language professionals, and to determine whether or how terminology management can be optimized when integrated within Translation Environment Tools.

Q: Where can I find out more?
A: Attached to this message you will find a Letter of Information. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the researchers Professor Lynne Bowker ( or Ms. Marta Gómez Palou (

Q: I’d like to participate – how do I start?
A: You’ll find everything you need on the Survey Monkey website
Just click the above link and follow the instructions on the screen.

Q: Where can I check the results?
A: When you finish the survey you will see a summary of the results at that moment. You can check the final results just by clicking on the following link
after March 8, 2009.

Q: Do I have to fill out the survey right away?
A: That would be great! If you can't answer it now, the survey will be open until March 8, 2009. To complete it, you only need to click on the following link
Thank you for your time. YOU can make a difference in helping us to better understand and meet the terminology-management-related needs of language professionals.

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