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The Swedish Centre for Terminology The Swedish Centre for Terminology
Västra vägen 7B, SE-169 61, Solna, Sweden
Tel: + 46 8 446 66 00 Fax: + 46 8 446 66 29
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The overall aim of Terminologicentrum TNC is to meet all kinds of terminological needs of users of languages for special purposes. TNC achieves this through:

* terminological services and support to authorities, organizations, enterprises who pursue terminological work of their own within various subject fields, and also to individuals

* the development of terminological products such as terminological glossaries and databases, compilation of manuals for technical writing, etc.

* the formulation of rules and guidelines for the writing of technical texts
collection, processing and dissemination of terminology of specialised subject fields

* terminological reviews of standards and other documents containing terminology

* lectures and courses on the principles and methods of terminology work and technical writing

* co-operation with other language institutions on a national level and with terminological institutions on an international level.

Terminologicentrum is a private company without profit distribution. The main shareholder is the Swedish Standards Institute SIS. The other shareholders represent a wide range of Swedish society, including representatives from the Swedish Academy as well as representatives from the construction industry, mechanical engineering, geographic information, chemistry and information technology.

The terminology centres in Norway (RTT) and Finland (TSK) are also share holders. However, to maintain its basic role as the national terminology centre, Terminologicentrum TNC receives a grant from the Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications. TNC employs a staff of 7 terminologists with expertise ranging from technical areas to linguistics.

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