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Terminological Glossaries for 24 Sports to Update for the Children of Asia Games

Terminological Glossaries for 24 Sports to Update for the Children of Asia Games

Specially for the Children of Asia International Sports Games, dictionaries of highly specialised terms for 24 sports were prepared for translation and interpretation at the competition venues.
The glossary for each sport includes bilingual terminology - from 20 language units. The glossary is currently undergoing final changes by professors of the Department of English and Translation of Institute of Modern Languages and International Studies and employees of the translation bureau of the Yakutia's North-Eastern Federal University.

"We've taken the sports glossary compiled for previous games and are updating them, bringing in translators who will be working this year. Sports terminology is not usually part of the active vocabulary of even those with good foreign languages, and the glossaries will assist current interpreters in ensuring an error-free communication between referees and teams during competitions", said Sofya Kholmogorova, senior lecturer and an interpreter at the Department of English and Translation.

"The development of a Russian-English glossary for the international sport games is an important research task to improve communication in the sports field. It will help standardise terminology and will be an essential tool not only for translators and volunteers of these and future Games, but also for journalists and sports fans," shared Vasiliy Vasilyev, senior lecturer and translator of the Department of English and Translation.
In addition, to develop language skills and knowledge of interpreters' terminology, a chatbot based on the glossary with the use of AI technologies has been developed specifically for students involved in the games.
According to Sergei Stepanov, head of the Computing Technologies and Artificial Intelligence youth laboratory at NEFU, the chatbot with AI for training and testing knowledge of sports game terminology in telegram is designed to help users learn and consolidate the terminology of various sports games.

"This chatbot offers lessons and tests covering various topics and sports. Users can take lessons on different sports terms and test their knowledge. Learning and testing take place in a dialogue format, which makes the process more interactive and engaging. It can be used anytime and anywhere and users receive notifications about new lessons, upcoming tests and changes in their progress," Sergei Stepanov noted.

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