A subject area describes a specific context in which a term will be encountered. By specifying a subject area for a term, other Lexeri users of your termbase know the context in which a term is applied and how it should be used. This article explains how terminology can be divided into subject areas and what role they play in Lexeri.
- Classifying terminology into subject areas
- Subject areas in Lexeri
Classifying terminology into subject areas
Subject areas can be used individually by companies, depending on the existing subject and term structures. In most cases, it is a good idea to use subject areas to divide terminology into specialist areas or fields. However, narrower classifications such as product categories and product parts can also be helpful. This depends on the product or service structure at your company as well as how terms have been handled and grouped systematically in the past.
Subject areas in Lexeri
Filtering by subject areas
The subject areas available in your termbase are listed in the initial termbase overview. From here, you can make a pre-selection of the terms that you want to have shown afterwards. When you click on one of the subject areas, a filtered list of terms belonging to this subject area opens.
Specifying a subject area for a term entry
To specify a subject area for a term entry, select the term entry and click on the pencil icon next to Subject area on the right.
If you have already specified subject areas in your termbase, a list of the subject areas defined so far will now open. You can select a subject area that has already been created or add a new subject area. Confirm your entry by clicking on the green tick mark to the right of the input field.
The subject area then appears as an active button in your term entry.
Clicking on it will in turn take you to a list of the terms included in this subject area.