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Maria Antonietta Ricagno  Identity Verified
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Sep 10, 2004

Dear all,

I saw the Trados MS Extract and tried the tutorial.
It looks quite interesting, apart for the price, as usual.
Is there anybody who tried to use it 'live', I mean to use the application on an actual job, to see if it is really so useful?
Then, anybody wkows based on what technical principle does it work? I mean, as the tutorial says it works even on new monolingual documents, with no previous memory, which way does it manage to do its work?
Thanks for your help.

ciao

anto


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Romuald Pawlikowski  Identity Verified
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Monolingual term lists in TermExtract Sep 10, 2004

anto wrote:
I mean, as the tutorial says it works even on new monolingual documents, with no previous memory, which way does it manage to do its work?


Some words occur in a text more frequently and they are good candidates for terms. Very frequent common words that will be completely useless in a glossary are filtered (basing on some sort of a stoplist). Then you, the user, do the final weeding out of the resulting list. And you get your list of terms






[Edited at 2004-09-11 08:51]

[Edited at 2004-09-11 08:51]


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Maria Antonietta Ricagno  Identity Verified
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Thank you Sep 11, 2004

Romuald Pawlikowski wrote:

anto wrote:
I mean, as the tutorial says it works even on new monolingual documents, with no previous memory, which way does it manage to do its work?


Some words occur in a text more frequently and they are good candidates for terms. Very frequent common words that will be completely useless in a glossary are filtered (basing on a some sort of a stoplist). Then you, the user, do the final weeding out of the resulting list. And you get the your list of terms







Thanks so much, I would be tempted to buy it, were it not so expensive.
I think I will wait for its price to decrease.

ciao

Antonella


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Used it on several occasions Sep 11, 2004

Hi Anto,
I have used MT Extract on several occasions, but not on specific jobs. Recent examples were documents issued by financial regulators in English and German, which I first aligned. I then used the result of the alignment to extract the 'official' terminology used by the regulators.

To get good results, you need to play around with the settings, but I find the results better than with its predecessor, TermExtract.

In summary, MT Extract is nothing you would use on a day-to-day basis, but it's helpful to extract terminology from reference material.

HTH, Ralf


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Maria Antonietta Ricagno  Identity Verified
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Thank you Sep 11, 2004

Hi Ralf

thank you for the explanation.
Before buying it I will consider the potential frequency of its use based on my typology of jobs.

Regards

Anto


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