In the last conference that TermNet was attending to, we have heard that the new version of the ISO standard 12620 does no longer contain data categories but descriptions and a reference to the isocat.org.
If you wish to read more about data categories and why they are some important for your terminology work, have a look to this presentation by Sue EllenWright during the International Terminology Summer School 2011 in Cologne. She is also initiator of the isocat.org project.
Sue Ellen will give us an update about this in the next International Terminology Summer School, this July in Vienna and then we will blog you with further information.
We thought this could be interesting for some of you…. Cheers!