Systems to manage terminology, knowledge and content - Conceptrelated aspects for developing and internationalizing classification systems
|Publication Date:||15 January 2013|
|ICS Code (Terminology (principles and coordination)):||01.020|
|ICS Code (IT applications in transport):||35.240.60|
This International Standard establishes basic principles and requirements for ensuring that classification systems are suitable for worldwide application, considering such aspects as cultural and linguistic diversity as well as market requirements. By applying principles relating to terminology work, this International Standard provides guidelines for creating, handling, and using classification systems for international environments.
This International Standard addresses the need in many domains for classification systems that are concept based to ensure that they are suitable for worldwide use and can be adapted to specific user communitie44s. it provides information about the design, development, and use of classification systems that are fully enabled for diverse linguistic, cultural, and market-based environments.
This International Standard primarily specifies the factors that
need to be considered when creating and populating a classification
system for use in diverse linguistic environments. These factors
include the specification of principles for incorporating
The following are within the scope of this International Standard:
a) guidelines on information content to support
b) terminological principles applicable to classification systems;
c) requirements for internationalization
d) considerations on workflow and administration of classification system content to support worldwide use.
The following are outside the scope of this International Standard:
- providing formal data models for representing classification systems in machine-readable form;
- prescribing classification system content for specific business domains or products;
- harmonization of classification systems.
This International Standard is intended for those who develop content for classification systems. This includes terminologists and content managers who are called upon to apply the principles of terminology work to ensure that cultural and linguistic diversity are appropriately reflected in classification systems. It is also relevant for people who design and model appropriate IT tools.
NOTE Formal data models for implementation of classification systems in information technology environments can be obtained from technical committees such as ISO/TC 184 or IEC/TC 3.