Term Entry (Concept Entry)

Container for TBX encoding of one entry in a terminological database.
For usage information and contents, see the documentation for TBX in ISO 30042; the TBX (TermBase eXchange) compatible vocabulary is derived from ISO 30042.


Tagging Terms and Definitions in NISO STS: There are two very different strategies for tagging terms and definitions. Both structures occur optionally inside a Term Section (<term-sec>) in NISO STS standards or adoption document: one is TBX and the other is a simpler, less powerful TBX-alternative.
  • TBX: TBX is a concept-oriented encoding of terminological data. The TBX element <tbx:termEntry> models a term using the TBX-namespaced vocabulary and ontology for terms, which can record information about any number of synonymous terms in multiple languages. See ISO 30042; TBX (TermBase eXchange).
  • Term Display: The NISO STS element <term-display> uses natural language to describe terms, and may OR MAY NOT incorporate semantic term elements such as definition (<def> and part of speech <part-of-speech>). Semantic tagging is encouraged, but nothing is enforced.
An organization can choose to use one or the other or, the two encodings may appear side-by-side as equivalents. Processes that deal with NISO STS documents should be prepared to see either (or both) forms of a term entry and to use one or the other (or both) as appropriate.
Term Display: The <term-display> element is a more appearance-oriented encoding of terminological data that may be used when:
  • By a standards organization that chooses not to employ TBX,
  • When is difficult to generate the desired formatted display from a TBX entry, or
  • For backfile conversion, in cases where it is difficult to create a useful TBX term entry from an appearance-oriented input document.
The looser term display description of a term and its definition (potentially containing nothing but undifferentiated text) was designed to:
  • Enable tagging term and definition content in the sequence in which that content appears in the standards document;
  • Enable, but not require, tagging of the principle semantic components of term and definition sections (such as the term, the definition, related elements, part of speech, etc.);
  • Enable tagging that will allow extraction of terms and definitions for use in glossaries containing terms and definitions from many standards; and
  • Make tagging existing terms and definitions easier (in some senses) than using the more structured TBX tagging.
TBX Usage Documentation: Documentation for the profile of TBX (TermBase eXchange) used by NISO STS can be found at: https://[forthcoming].

This element may be contained in:


 <term-sec id="sec_2.2.5">
  <tbx:termEntry xmlns:tbx="urn:iso:std:iso:30042:ed-1" id="term_2.2.5">
   <tbx:langSet xml:lang="nl">
    <tbx:definition>hefplatform bestaande uit een werkplatform en 
     een hydraulische hefinrichting gemonteerd op een zelfaangedreven 
    <tbx:note>Zie <std><std-ref>EN 1777</std-ref></std>.</tbx:note>
     <tbx:partOfSpeech value="noun"/>
     <tbx:normativeAuthorization value="preferredTerm"/>