UNTERM user guide

  • About this guide

    This user guide describes the main functionalities available in the UNTERM Portal, the United Nations multilingual terminology database. The guide is a work in progress and will continue to be … more

  • Accessing UNTERM

    UNTERM is a multilingual terminology database maintained jointly by the main duty stations and regional commissions of the United Nations system. It provides terminology and nomenclature in subjects … more

  • Managing settings

    The UNTERM portal searches for terms and displays results based on the settings you have selected or the settings selected by default. Click on the Settings icon at the top main menu bar to see the … more

  • Searching for terms

    The UNTERM portal offers both basic and advanced search modes, displays records based on the user's settings and access rights, and allows users to sort and refine the results found to target … more

  • Basic steps to create a new record

    New records can be created in several ways by logged-in users with editing rights. They can include the most basic information or can contained detailed descriptions and links to UN documents. In … more

  • Editing a record

    Logged-in users with editing rights can edit records in their local databases in order to add new information, correct existing entries or add a target language. To edit an existing record, simply … more

  • Duplicate detection for new records

    When creating a new record, the UNTERM system automatically looks for and flags potential duplicates. Through this mechanism, the system avoids the proliferation of duplicates and also allows users … more

  • Adding term-level information

    Term-level information applies to an individual term or title in a given language, as opposed to language or record-level information. Follow the steps below to add a term to your language and … more

  • Adding language-level information

    Language-level information is found in the main part of the record, under each language. This information applies to all values related to the language and not just to a term or variant within a … more

  • Adding record-level information

    Record-level information appears on the left-hand side of the record and pertains to the record as a whole. This includes subjects and cross-references, as well as information on record history and … more

  • Feedback and suggestions

    The UNTERM portal has several feedback mechanisms that allow users to request new records or language equivalents, suggest changes to existing records and provide general feedback. Some of the … more

  • CAT detection

    eLUNa, the UN computer-assisted tool, detects terminology stored in UNTERM and autotranslates and displays these entries through a terminology panel and hyperlinks to the record. There are different … more

  • Record circulation and queues

    In this chapter, we describe the typical stages in the creation of a record. Once a record is created, it may go through a number of stages until it is complete and available to the public. Through … more

  • Working with glossaries

    Logged-in users can create glossaries through the Advanced page by searching for a string of words or by selecting the parameters available in the search menu, such as Database, Categorization, … more

  • Duplicate search function

    The Duplicate Search function finds duplicates across datasets, with parameters that can be modified to widen or narrow down the intended search. The results are presented in a package format that … more