About Terminologue


Terminologue is an open-source terminology management tool. The software is developed and maintained by the Gaois research group in Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, Dublin City University. The software is copyright of Dublin City University and is available under the open-source MIT license. The lead developer is Michal Boleslav Měchura. Download the software from here if you wish to install your own instance of Terminologue.


Terminologue.org is a cloud-based instance of the Terminologue software. This instance is hosted by the Gaois research group (Dublin City University). If you do not wish to install your own instance of the software, you can start writing and publishing termbases by creating an account on Terminologue.org. While we will make every attempt to keep your termbases safe, we cannot guarantee this. Instead, we ask that you periodically export and backup your own termbases.


The Terminologue software was originally developed by Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge for Foras na Gaeilge to manage Téarma, the National Terminology Database for Irish (téarma.ie). The Téarma termbase contains c.186,000 entries, managed in a dedicated private instance of Terminologue.

Data protection information

We collect certain usage data with the aid of services such as Plausible while users browse the public sections of the Terminologue.org website (i.e. those sections of the website which are not password-protected). We use Plausible to record information about where our users come from and what they do while on this site. Plausible collects and stores technical details about the browser and the computer used to visit the site. We use the data collected by Plausible to construct aggregate reports on user numbers, location and behaviour. These reports inform our future development plans. This data is not personal data, as defined by EU GDPR, and it does not allow us identify individual users. We reserve the right to report and/or publish aggregated usage metrics.

No tracking or analytics scripts are embedded in the private editing, administration or configuration interfaces associated with individual termbases. When you sign up for an account on Terminologue.org, you supply us with an email address and a password. We will not share your email address with anyone, but we reserve the right to contact you occasionally with regard to the Terminologue.org service. Your password is sent over a secure connection and hashed before being saved to the database. This means that no one has access to your password, not even us. You can configure your termbases to be public or private.


You can create an account here. If you have forgotten your password go here. For a gentle introduction to Terminologue, go here. If you have any other queries or feedback, you can email us at gaois@dcu.ie.

Terminologue localisation

If you wish to localise the Terminologue user interface and documentation into your language, please contact us at gaois@dcu.ie. Terminologue is currently available in the following languages:

  • English: Michal Boleslav Měchura.
  • Gaeilge: Michal Boleslav Měchura; Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge.
  • čeština: Michal Boleslav Měchura.
  • svenska: Henrik Nilsson.
  • Cymraeg: n/a
  • suomi: Heini Nurminen.
  • Nederlands: Jeremy Sneyers.
  • русский: Arina Klimina.
  • español: Víctor López Martínez
  • العربية: Hassane Darir (h.darir@uca.ac.ma).
  • hrvatski: translation students of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek: Jelena Bungić, Dunja Dernej, Irena Iličević, Iris Koščević, Katarina Mandarić, Lea Maras, Anamarija Pezer, Sonja Skrletović, Tomislav Stojanović, Valentina Jelić, Lorena Šeda, Matej Šibalić, Mihaela Šmehil, Vedrana Vestić.
  • Deutsch: Mohammed Aqalqol.
  • lietuvių kalba: Sigita Rackevičienė, Andrius Utka, Agnė Bielinskienė.
  • norsk bokmål: Pia Vinkki, Idar Wilsgård.
  • Ελληνικά: George Sarlas.
  • Türkçe: Ender Ateşman (atesman@gmail.com).