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date: 15 June 2021

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Geosciences are part of a complex network of environmental disciplines of growing importance both for scientific purposes and for social issues. Researchers and geoscientists are called to engage with the public, not only to share their knowledge but also to persuade people and decisionmakers. The authors believe that language is the building block to start sharing and organizing knowledge, but language has its complexity and pitfalls, especially when translating from one language to another or from jargon to natural language. There is a growing need for precise, correct, and clear scientific and technological translation, starting from the meaning of specific terms to the structure of semantic relationships between terms of a certain knowledge domain. Terminology and terminological resources (thesauri, ontologies, and glossaries) dedicated to geosciences can help with these difficult tasks.

Keywords: terminology, thesaurus, geoscience, use of language, ontology, domain-specific translation

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