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Segmenting web addresses and abbreviations
Thread poster: Gustavo Caldas
Gustavo Caldas  Identity Verified
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Feb 4, 2008

I've been going thru the segmentation rules help documents and no matter how I configure them (including abbreviation lists, etc.), I am still not able to segment the following sentences:

This one segment, generated by the default settings of the Segmentation Rules...

AE, D, DC, MC, V. Continental breakfast.

I need it to be in 2 segments like this:

AE, D, DC, MC, V.
Continental breakfast.


And this other one segment, generated by the default settings of the Segmentation Rules...

It's all about fun. www.playalinda.com. 203 units, 66 studios, 95 1-bedroom suites, 33 2-bedroom suites.

I need it to be in 3 different segments, like this:

It's all about fun.
www.playalinda.com.
203 units, 66 studios, 95 1-bedroom suites, 33 2-bedroom suites.

By the way, I can work with either Trados 6.5 or 2007.

Thanks a lot for your prompt response!!


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Vito Smolej
Germany
Local time: 16:57
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Segmenting on a full stop.... Feb 5, 2008


AE, D, DC, MC, V. Continental breakfast.
....
It's all about fun. www.playalinda.com. 203 units, 66 studios, 95 1-bedroom suites, 33 2-bedroom suites.


"AE, D, DC, MC, V. " ends on the period (i.e. it is supposed to be one segment). Second, "It's all about fun." ends on the period, and "www.playalinda.com." does as well.

HUH????

Could it be (duh....) that somehow period is NOT a segmenting character in your TM?? Go to File/Setup/Segmentation rules in TWB and make sure Full stop is in there.

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I wrote first the text below, but then moved it to make place for what may be the solution - I am just adding this possibly superfluous information again below, because it may be useful (in this or some other case).
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I would need to see the whole picture to give a sensible suggestion. Here's a few, but you decide, what applies best. Its a sort of a salami tactics. What will help a lot is learning how to use word's search and replace to the full.

step 1: change the format of www. *.com strings to external - then they will be copied over with the rest without any changes

step 2: do the same for "AE", "D" ... if it is possible of course

The alternative is to change all this to "NOT TRANSLATABLE" format, only I do not know, if the segments do not get cut up this way - after all, we want all this to stay as it is, just not screw up the untranslatable parts.


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Gustavo Caldas  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Feb 5, 2008

Thanks Vito, but Full Stop is there and I have no problems with the segmentation of the rest of the text when there is a period.

I know the problem here is that "V" in "AE, D, DC, MC, V. Continental breakfast." is capitalized, and that's why it is not segmenting it there.

I also know that "It's all about fun. www.playalinda.com." is not being segmented because "www" starts with a lower case letter.

I tried configuring the segmentation rules so the segmentations did occur, but to no avail.

Thank you so much for your response Vito, it is very much appreciated.

GC


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Gustavo Caldas  Identity Verified
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Any other suggestions? Feb 6, 2008

Other suggestions welcome...

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Gustavo Caldas  Identity Verified
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Note: Feb 6, 2008

I just can´t believe Trados doesn´t have a way to identify an e-mail address or web site address and create a segment of it, all by itself!

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