Databases

AGROVOC

Language: 
MULTI
Category: 
Terminology database
Access: 
Public
Description: 
AGROVOC is a controlled vocabulary covering all areas of interest of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, including food, nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, environment etc. It is published by FAO and edited by a community of experts. AGROVOC consists of over 32,000 concepts available in 21 languages.
Comment: 
It is possible to download the whole database in XML format
Reviewer: 
Marcel Grangier

 

TERMDAT

Language: 
DE - German
EN - English
FR - French
IT - Italian
RM - Romansh
Category: 
Terminology database
Access: 
Public
Description: 
TERMDAT is the terminology database of the Swiss Federal Administration. It contains some 400,000 entries in the four official Swiss languages – German, French, Italian, and Romansh – and in English. The database contains Swiss legal and administrative terminology as well as many other domains, such as education, energy, finances, commerce, industry, informatics, culture, agriculture, medicine defence, natural sciences, politics, technology, telecommunications, environment, transport, and economics. The focus is on Swiss legal and administrative terminology. The systematically developed terms are recorded in thematic glossaries. In addition to terms, definitions and remarks the database also provides useful information on the terms, abbreviations, titles of legislation, the names of Swiss and international authorities, institutions and organizations. TERMDAT is run by the Terminology Section of the Swiss Federal Chancellery.
Reviewer: 
Beate Kuhl