Health TermFinder (HTF) is an online platform and information tool designed to support medical and health terminologies. Pilot termbanks in selected fields such as breast cancer are currently under construction at Macquarie University in Sydney. Cooperation with Fudan University in Shanghai is underway to develop a bilingualized English–Chinese version of HTF. This paper provides a theoretical overview of HTF as a customized electronic information tool, with reflections on its structure, data organization, user interface and overall principles of construction. Following a discussion of the macrostructure of HTF, i.e., whether it is essentially a lexicographic or terminological work, two sections of the paper are devoted to discussions of its corpus-based selection of headwords and design of the microstructure, with emphasis on the user-oriented philosophy underlying both and based on best principles/practice in lexicography and multimodal language learning. The status quo of the cooperative bilingualization project is given close examination in Section 5, and in Section 6 the possible use of adaptive hypermedia in its future development is proposed.
|Title of host publication||Electronic lexicography in the 21st century|
|Subtitle of host publication||linking lexical data in the digital age. Proceedings of the eLex 2015 conference|
|Place of Publication||Ljubljana; Brighton|
|Publisher||Trojina, Institute for Applied Slovene Studies / Lexical Computing Ltd|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||eLex 2015 conference - Herstmonceux Castle, UK, Herstmonceux Castle|
Duration: 11 Aug 2015 → 13 Aug 2015
|Conference||eLex 2015 conference|
|Period||11/08/15 → 13/08/15|
Bibliographical noteCopyright the Author(s) 2015. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.
- Online dictionary
- Health TermFinder
- adaptive hypermedia