Frequent Questions

What is the terminology management tool used within Terminology Services?

Terminology Services uses Synaptica KMS, a commercial product licensed by EPA's Data Management and Services Division for enterprise use. Synaptica KMS provides tools to create, search, modify and publish the vocabularies in the Terminology Services. Synaptica's data model is based on the ANSI/NISO Z39.19 standard for developing hierarchical terminology structures. This tool can be used to develop and maintain different types of vocabularies, from simple keyword lists to more complex structures that include definitions and describe relationships between terms.

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