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How does aTM work?
Thread poster: translateitnow
translateitnow
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English to Spanish
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Jun 17, 2008

i have finally installed Trados and installed Multiterm 7, my question is: how does workthe TM? by installing Multiterm 7 i already have a set of documents wich can help me with future translations? or i have to start working with Trados and add files to my TM in order to have a reference for future jobs?

Please le me know, i am so close to start working with Trados

Thank you

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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 15:15
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Polish to German
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How about the tutorials and descriptions delivered with the software? Jun 18, 2008

They do contain the description you need.

In a nutshell: The difference between Multiterm (a termbase) and translation memory is, that MT is storing terminology (ie. separate words or phrases), while TM is storing complete sentences (better: translation units).
A translation unit consists of a piece of source text with the corresponding piece of target text. Usually those text pieces should be sentences.

So to create a TM you will either need to start translating using the Workbench or to align your already existing files (source and target) using Winalign.
Please refer to user manuals for how to do that.

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Jerzy


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