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Ontology work on road traffic concepts

The new ontology for traffic, Liikenteen ontologia LIIKO, has been published on the Finnish thesaurus and ontology service Finto. The ontology is built on the former Merenkulkualan ontologia MERO (ontology for seafaring).

MERO was composed by the Finnish Maritime Administration and the Semantic Computing Research Group SeCo as a part of the FinnONTO project (2003–2012). The Finnish Transport Agency and the Finnish Terminology Centre TSK launched a project to update MERO in 2016.

Energy and release concepts


The Finnish Terminology Centre TSK started a terminology project in September for the Statistics Finland. The aim of the project is to collect and harmonize or prepare definitions and notes for circa 30 central concepts related to energy and release statistics. Terms and concept descriptions are given in Finnish. The terminologist prepares material for work shops, where concepts are discussed and terms and concept descriptions are processed with the experts of the Statistics Finland.

New material and new markup conventions in concept diagrams in the Finnish IT Terminology 8/2018


The Finnish Group for IT Terminology has now started to use UML (Unified Modeling Language) markup conventions in concept diagrams. The introduction of UML diagrams makes it easier to update the diagrams, and the diagrams can be seen better on different screens. The terms and definitions in the diagrams continue to act as links to the term records in question.

The terminology has also been updated. New and updated concepts:

Terminology work for Tax Administration


The Finnish Terminology Centre started a terminology project on taxation in April 2018 for the Finnish Tax Administration. The goal of the terminology project is to collect and harmonize or prepare definitions and notes for 50-70 central concepts in personal taxation. Terms, definitions and notes are given in Finnish.


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