Lexicon, Terminology, Specialized Discourse and Linguistic Engineering (IULATERM)
The main research topics of IULATERM is basic and applied terminology analysis, understood as the collection of lexical units that transfer specialised knowledge in the scientific, technical and professional discourse in a real communicative framework. Thus, the research is carried on linguistics, lexicology, lexical morphology, neology, syntax, prhaseology, semantics, pragmatics and discourse analysis.
The object of study transdisciplinarity is shown by means of the group links with the cognitive and social sciences. Applied research is mainly devoted to the design and creation of linguistic resources (textual corpora, knowledge bases, ontologies, terminological data bases) and tools for natural language processing and information management (parsers, automatic term and neology extractors, machine dictionaries, search engines).