Glossary working group scoping#

Lead: Rob Baxter (DARE UK)



Glossary (noun); an alphabetical list of words relating to a specific subject, text, or dialect, with explanations; a brief dictionary.

There’s been anecdotal interest in a shared glossary across the TRE space. There are also plenty of existing ones out there. At risk of turning into an XKCD cartoon, the suggestion is to bring a number of them together, merging and reconciling as appropriate, and hosting at Questions we should ponder:

  • Which ones?

  • How to we manage change?

  • How do we reconcile conflicts?

Required preparation#

Over here is a first pass, bringing together two glossaries from DataMind and the DARE UK Driver Project Programme 2023. Take a look if you’ve time.

Couple of remarks: each was quite extensive, and the overlap between them was only around 2%; each has “project-” or “technology-specific” terms – should we drop terms like this?

Target audience#

Anyone who’s interested in harmonising the terms we use across the community space.