QLVL members - Hendrik Kockaert


Hendrik J. Kockaert studied Romance Philology at the University of Leuven and was awarded a D. Litt. et Phil. in 1996 for his thesis on experimental and acoustic phonetics ("Corrective strategies for the pronunciation of French as a foreign language among Swazi learners"), at the University of Johannesburg.

Currently, he is an Associate Professor of French Linguistics, Terminology, Legal Translation, and Translation Technology, at KU Leuven campus Antwerp. He is a Research Fellow at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South-Africa, in the area of Terminology management. He is the founder and editor of the Journal of Internationalisation and Localisation [JIAL], and a Visiting Professor of Terminology and Translation environment tools at the Universidad de Granada. He is an accredited ECQA Certified Terminology Manager Trainer. For ISO/TC 37/SC 1, he is a nominated expert in terminology issues and the convener for Work Group 5 in which he is preparing standards on concept modelling in terminology work (ISO 24156-1 Graphic notations for concept modeling in terminology work and its relationship with UML -- Part 1: Guidelines for using UML and Mind Mapping notation in terminology work). He is also a member of NEN 400 037, the Dutch Standardization Institute, and NBN, the Belgian Standardization Institute.

E-mail: hendrick.kockaert@kuleuven.be
Phone: +32 3 206 04 91
Fax: +32 3 206 04 99
Surface mail: QLVL, Campus Sint Andries, Sint Andriesstraat 2, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium.



Hendrik's research focuses on terminology standardization issues, translation quality assurance, legal translation and terminology, concept modelling in terminology work, and corrective phonetics.

Representative publications

The following publications are representative of Hendrik's research. The rest of his published work can be found in the QLVL publication list.

Kockaert, Hendrik, Frieda Steurs and Bassey E. Antia. 2010. "Filling the gaps between the object-oriented UML modelling and concept-oriented terminological modelling in ISO standards. Application of ISO/DIS 704 and ISO 1087-1 in ISO/TR 24156 on the basis of UML in terminological concept modelling". In TKE Workshop - Establishing and using ontologies as a basis for terminological and knowledge engineering resources, Fiontar, Dublin City University, 14 August.

Kockaert, Hendrik and Julia Makoushina. 2008. "Zen and the art of quality assurance: quality assurance automation in translation: needs, reality and expectations". In Proceedings of the Thirtieth International Conference on Translating and the Computer, London: ASLIB.

Kockaert, Hendrik. 1997. "Vowel harmony in siSwati: an experimental study of raised and non-raised vowels". Journal of African Languages and Linguistics, 18 (2), 139-156. Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter.