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Focal project (phase IV 2011–2014)

Fiontar, DCU continues to manage and develop this resource with funding from Foras na Gaeilge.

The database contains over 338,000 terms, searchable under both Irish and English versions. More than 2.3 million unique visitors have used the website between 2006 and mid 2014. They have made 9.8 million visits and 56 million searches in that time. According to annual user surveys carried out by Fiontar since 2010, the site is primarily used by translators and interpreters and by university students. You can look at the monthly statistics here.

The first phase of the work was done with funding from INTERREG III A (2004-7). Phase I of the work consisted of digitising and integrating existing paper and electronic lists. Fiontar continues to manage and develop this resource with project funding from Foras na Gaeilge. Many resources have been added under subsequent phases, including collections of sports, arts and legal terms, tools for translation memories and other resources for translators, and a link facility to The New Corpus for Ireland.

Phase V of the project began on 1 June 2014 and, among other things, a collection of computing terms is being developed. Hosting of focal.ie was transferred from DCU to Tibus in May 2014. Fiontar is responsible for the application, but Tibus is now responsible for the site-hosting (availability, speed, etc).

Help files are available here and a terminology skills course here.

Sonraí téarmaíochta: © 2006–2014 Foras na Gaeilge
Réiteach teicniúil: © 2006–2014 Fiontar