ETSI's Telecom Terms and Definitions Database Goes Live

August 2, 2002

Sophia Antipolis, France, 01 August 2002

ETSI has just launched web access to all the terms and definitions used in ETSI standards and reports. The portal application, called TEDDI (TErms and Definitions Database Interactive), gives access to more than 45,000 combinations of terms, acronyms and abbreviations, and their related definitions and interpretations. They are shown exactly as they are stated in the now close to 10,000 deliverables (standards, specifications, guides and reports) published by ETSI.

The maintenance of the database is automated, as an integral part of the editing process of the ETSI Standards Making Support department. Every deliverable being prepared for adoption according to any of the approval processes of the Standards Making Process is electronically scanned and compared with the terms and definitions database, the database is updated as necessary. This ensures that the database is always up-to-date and complete.

Searching for a term (or a part of a term) with TEDDI provides a list of term(s), its/their related definition(s) or interpretation and a link to a free download of each of the deliverables where this term has been used. This linking is particularly useful when a term has several related definitions and the user wants to see in which context each of the definitions have been used.

To get acquainted with and use TEDDI, log on to

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