Inter-Active Terminology for Europe

Inter -Active Terminology for Europe ( IATE ) is the terminology database for the institutions of the European Union. The project was launched in 1999. Since the summer of 2004 it is used by the EU institutions and organizations for the collection, dissemination and shared management of EU - specific terminology. Since March 2007, anyone can access it via the web.

The IATE database combines the previously separate manicured terminologies of various EU translation services into a single database that contains approximately 1.4 million entries. Were imported from the entries in the terminology databases Euridicautom (Commission), TIS ( Council ), Euterpe (parliament), Euro term ( Translation Centre ) and CDCTERM (Court of Auditors ).

Origin of the content

The following institutions control the future continuously terminology:

  • European Commission
  • European Parliament
  • Council of the European Union
  • European Court of Justice
  • European Court of Auditors
  • European Economic and Social Committee
  • Committee of the Regions
  • European Central Bank
  • European Investment Bank
  • Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union

The operation and maintenance of IATE is up to the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union in Luxembourg.

Search in IATE

Basically, you can search in IATE in all 24 official languages ​​of the European Union and in Latin. This one has the possibility to adjust both the source and target language as to also search in all languages ​​at the same time. If desired, you can make and determine whether, under certain terms, abbreviations, or just about everything you want to search by a narrowing fields of expertise. In addition, there are various online services that allow a parallel search in IATE and other sources, such as Web Term Search or MetaTerm.