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TEPA term bank

The TEPA is a term bank compiled and maintained by the Finnish Terminology Centre TSK. It contains special language terms and their definitions which are displayed as multilingual terminological entries. The Terminology Centre's own publications form the core of the TEPA, but it also contains other special subject vocabularies compiled by specialists. The TEPA has been available to the public since 1987. In 1997 it was made available free-of-charge on the Web.

In 2006–2007, the term bank renewal work was financed by a project subsidy granted by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. During the project both the content and technology of the term bank were renewed. Out-dated material was removed and mistakes corrected. New material was input, e.g. some terminologies of the Swedish Centre for Terminology TNC. A major renewal compared to the old term bank is the possibility to publish concept diagrams and show Cyrillic alphabet. Over 750 000 searches were made in the TEPA in 2007.

The TEPA has at the moment almost 350 000 term records. The TEPA is maintained with the MOT® dictionary software developed by Kielikone. The user interface is available in Finnish, Swedish and English.