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CESSDA-ELSST New Release 6 September 2016

The European Language Social Science Thesaurus (ELSST) is available in 12 languages: Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Romanian, Spanish and Swedish.

We are proud to announce that since September 2016 the average of all translated Preferred Terms, including all Broader Terms, Narrower Terms and Related Terms is 98%, where most languages are fully up-to-date with the source language, containing 100% translated PTs. The number of updates and improvements made throughout all 12 languages ranges from 150 to over 700 per language, with an average of 350.

We are also delighted to announce that our Swiss colleagues at FORS have completely reviewed and consistently applied all diacritics to their French translations.

Finally, each preferred term (PT) and its translations have a link to their equivalent SKOS Concept.

Details on the types of changes made since the previous release January 2015 can be found on Changes to ELSST.

Jeannine Beeken