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What terms to enter in terminology database?
Thread poster: Reed James

Reed James
Chile
Local time: 21:07
Member (2005)
Spanish to English
May 18, 2006

Hello.

I have worked with Wordfast, Deja Vu X, and now SDLX. The great common denominator I have noticed is the terminology database. They operate more or less the same from what I can see.

What I have noticed, is that I tend to put too many terms in the tdb, and consequently have a lot of clutter in the tdb pane. Sometimes I have up to 30 entries for a single cell.

Should a CAT tool user include words like "and", "or", "if" and but, or all forms of a verb?

Should one enter "computer system" as one entry, or be content with "computer" and "center" as two different entries.

Can anyone share their experience? Thanks.

Reed D. James
http://www.squidoo.com/artedetraducir


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Timothy Barton
Local time: 02:07
Member (2006)
French to English
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I know what you mean.... May 18, 2006

It's very tempting to add an and when I get segments that say things like "Mathematics and Statistics" and the only word that doesn't get translated is the "and", as I know that if I had added it I wouldn't have to do anything for that segment. I'd be interested in hearing other peoples opinions. I don't think we should add too much; if we really want to have things like that translates we could combine our databases with automated translation (with all the dangers this brings). Another option maybe to have a separate database with things like "and" and to only use this database when you feel it would be useful for the text you are translating.

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