6 marzo 2011


IATE (= “Inter-Active Terminology for Europe”) is the EU inter-institutional terminology database.

IATE is a free tool, an online terminological databases, one of the most famous and widely-accessed, which covers a plethora of subject areas.

IATE is the European Union’s terminology base. Any document which has ever been translated at E.U. level, you can find it here. All indexed and ready-prepared for us. The biggest advantage of using IATE, and it’s greatest compliment, is that there is no doubt at all about its professionalism. While in some online forums it is not quite clear where the information comes from, here it comes directly from the E.U. The good: guaranteed professionalism and much information for the translation of legal and technical texts.

IATE has been used in the EU institutions and agencies since summer 2004 for the collection, dissemination and shared management of EU-specific terminology.

The project was launched in 1999 with the objective of providing a web-based infrastructure for all EU terminology resources, enhancing the availability and standardisation of the information.

IATE incorporates all of the existing terminology databases of the EU’s translation services into a single new, highly interactive and accessible interinstitutional database. IATEcontains approximately 1.4 million multilingual entries.