The first workshop on Creation, Harmonization and Application of Terminology resources (CHAT 2011) was held in conjunction with the 18th Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2011) on May 11, 2011, in Riga, Latvia. The CHAT 2011 workshop presented various latest activities and R&D projects in the area of terminology.
As terminology plays an extremely important role in the translation and localization industryan natural language processing, different national and international activities have been undertaken to create terminology resources and apply them in computer-assisted and machine translation tools (e.g. TTC: Terminology Extraction, Translation Tools and Comparable Corpora). To deal with the issue of dispersed multilingual terminology resources, terminology resources can be consolidated and harmonized. An important step towards this direction is the federated approach of providing access to content from multiple data sources - as done by EuroTermBank. EuroTermBank as well as international activities will provide common language resources and their applications CLARA and open linguistic infrastructures (META-NORD: Baltic and Nordic Branch of the European Open Linguistic Infrastructure), and will serve the needs of industry and research communities in language resources, including terminology.