Vision and target groups

Vision of the Finnish Terminology Centre

The Finnish Terminology Centre is an organisation of national significance specialising in concept analysis and terminology data management. It offers high quality services based on the theory of terminology and international standards on terminology.

Target groups

The primary target groups for the services of the Finnish Terminology Centre are the Finnish public administration and business life. However, as the need to understand and use special field terms and concepts is present in practically everyone's life, many of our services are of use to the general public as well.

The users of the Terminology Centre's services can be looked at, and classified into different target groups, from several viewpoints, for example

  • by client type: those who commission projects and those who use the results
  • by type of service used: e.g. term bank users, users of traditional terminologies, users of ontologies
  • by need: actors in special fields and the general public
  • by sector: clients in private and public sector
  • by context of use: e.g. experts in communication and other special fields, like legislators and developers of concept and data models and information systems
  • by membership: members of the Terminology Centre and other clients.

The Terminology Centre develops its services and makes them available mostly in the form of separately financed projects. However, the work of the Terminology Centre always serves the public good.