Von und nach TBX: Austausch terminologischer Daten (relativ) einfach gemacht

Detlef Reineke 1
  • 1 Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – Departamento de Filología Moderna, C/ Pérez del Toro, 1, 35003 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spanien
Detlef Reineke


Over the last years, TBX (TermBase eXchange) has become the main standard for terminology data exchange. However, the complexity of the standard has led to different implementation of TBX interfaces in professional terminology management tools that makes it difficult or impossible to exchange data even between different versions of the same tool without additional workarounds. The present article discusses how to easily migrate terminological data even in a worst-case scenario, namely from spreadsheet to TBX and back to spreadsheet, without any loss of information.

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