Glossary Semiant Skill

Forbidden Terms: Help Your Team to Avoid Pitfalls

Semiant can find forbidden and ambiguous terms, thereby aligning language across your organization

A glossary helps your team to use specific terms correctly and consistently. It also makes terms unambiguous in the context of your work. Thereby, it is effective in improving overall quality.

But what about the terms that you are not supposed to use? Semiant can help you with this. Watch this 3-minute video to see how the “forbidden terms” feature works, or read on below.

Two Kinds of Problems

There are some terms that you might want to avoid. “Screen”, for instance, could be a display or a filter, depending on context. Therefore you can add it to Semiant as a “forbidden”.

Ambiguous Terms

Another problem is hidden ambiguity. This often happens when an acronym is used that could be an abbreviation for different terms. Consider “CPU”, for instance, which could mean Central Processing Unit or Cost per Unit.

Across Organizational Levels

Your team members will know what you know by CPU, but what about Marketing or Sales? Semiant allows different groups to define their own glossaries, but you can activate multiple glossaries at the same time. For instance, your team’s glossary might not contain “Cost per Unit”. But if it’s in the organizational glossary, Semiant will point the ambiguity out.

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