Terminology Update: G – Q

As per our post last week, the benefits of staying on top of new terminology are numerous. So here is another load of terminology for you to feel that much more in tune with the latest trends and technology.

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We’ll post the remaining R – Z next week…

GCVC global content value chain
GDP gross domestic product
g11n globalization
GILT globalization, internationalization, localization and translation
GIM global information management
GIS geographic information systems
GMS globalization management software/system
GPS global positioning system
GTMS global translation management system
GUI graphical user interface
HCI human-computer interaction
HLT human language technology
HMM hidden Markov model
HPJ Help project files
HR human resources
HRM human resources management
HTML HyperText Markup Language
HTTP HyperText Transfer Protocol
IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
ICF informed consent form
ICT information and communication technology
ICU International Components for Unicode
IDE integrated development environment
IE information element
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
i18n internationalization
IETF Internet Engineering Task Force
IFU instructions for use
IM input methods; instant messaging
IME input method editor
IP internet protocol; intellectual property
IRB institutional review boards
IRI internationalized resource identifier
ISDN integrated services digital network
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ISV independent software vendor
IT information technology
ITS International Tag Set
ITP International Translation & Publishing
IVD in-vitro diagnostic
IVR interactive voice response systems
JAXP Java API for XML Processing
JCAT Java computer-assisted translation
JDK Java Development Kit
JFIGS Japanese, French, Italian, German and Spanish
JIC Japan Industrial Code
JIS Japanese Industrial Standards; Japanese Institute of Standards
JISC Japan Industrial Standards Committee
JRE Java Runtime Environment
JSP Java server pages
K kilobytes
KISI Korean Industrial Standards Institute
KPA key process area
KPI key performance indicator
LAN local area network; large area network
LEP limited English proficient
LESA limited English-speaking ability
LIP language interface program
LKP lookup file
LM language model
LMS learning management system
LOF list of figures
LOT list of tables
LPM localization project manager
LQA language quality assurance
LSB least significant byte
LSE language search engine
LSP language service provider; localization service provider
l10n localization
LTI localization, translation and interpretation
L2 second language
LVT linguistic verification testing
M&A mergers and acquisitions
MAC media access control
MAPI message application programming interface
MARTIF machine-readable terminology interchange format
MAT machine-aided/assisted translation
MBCS multibyte character set
MBO management by objective
MENA Middle East and North Africa
MI machine interpretation
MIME multipurpose internet mailer extensions
ML markup languages
MLS multiple listing service
MLV multilanguage vendor
MMOG massively multiplayer online game
MMORPG massively multiplayer online role-playing game
MT machine translation
MUD multiuser domain
MUI multilingual user interface
MWS multilingual workflow system
NLP natural language processing
NLS national language support
OASIS Organization for the Advancement
of Structured Information Standards
OBJ object files
OCR optical character recognition
ODBC open data base connectivity
OEM original equipment manufacturer
OLG online gaming
OPEX operating expenses
OPI over-the-phone interpretation
OS operating system
OSS open-source software
OTA over-the-air
P&L profit and loss
PC personal computer; politically correct
PCDATA parsed character data
PDA personal digital assistant
PDF portable document format
PDI power distance index
PEST political, economic, sociocultural, technological
PIL patient information leaflet
PIM personal information manager
PM project manager; project management
PO purchase order
PoA plan of action
POS part of speech
POSIX portable operating system interface
PPC pay-per-click
PRC People’s Republic of China
Q&A questions and answers
QA quality assurance
QC quality control

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