Welcome to Salesian Termbase


There are several semantic vocabularies, ontologies of sorts, which you may wish to consult if you are offering Linked Data possibilities in a web site, or simply if you wish to use a formal set of categorizations to describe a set of data within the Salesian ambit.


ACCSA Vocabulary (Bibliographic records for Salesian historiography)
Consecrated Life Vocabulary (As it suggests, a broader categorization for Consecrated Life)
Salesian Statistics Vocabulary (Useful for linking datasets involving statistics)
Salesian Vocabulary (Useful for describing most ordinary data in a Salesian website)


Salesian Common Sense: Some background information to how Termbase came about.
From Termbase to ontology:Technical aspects of Termbase


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Salesian Termbase is an aid to consistent terminology in the domain we know as 'Salesian', particuarly its 'sdb' subdomain. Translators will also find it helpful, not only because it offers a straightforward target and source language glossary, but also because the more complete term view will provide fuller information about the concept represented by the term.


Salesian Termbase was designed to:
1. Provide a formal approach to Salesian terminology worldwide.
2. Facilitate entry of term data.
3. Assist those who need to work with Salesian terminology, e.g. translators, formators, those who write official documents...


It is always difficult to know precisely when a term belongs to the particular discourse called 'Salesian' and when it belongs to an expanding discourse that occasionally overlaps with it - and may in the future overlap still further. The whole area of digital terminology (e.g. terms associated with social networking) is only partially represented currently in general Salesian texts, but clearly this will grow, and certainly in areas of close contact with young people, the Salesian Family will already be familiar with these terms, many of them relatively new even in general discourse and relatively rare therefore in all but recent texts. There will be other similar areas. We will begin to add some of these more specialised, less-represented terms in appropriate sub-categories.


Should you wish to contribute to Salesian Termbase, you can do so in two ways:
a. You could simply email the suggested term or information regarding a term to the site administrator
b: If you wanted to offer consistent help, you can request a password and instructions from the same address.

Salesian Digital Library SDL - Every language should have the opportunity to serve as a vehicle for Salesian culture and communication on the internet

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