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Transit and indexing
Thread poster: xxxTAO 2007
xxxTAO 2007
English to French
Nov 20, 2007

Hello! I am currently working on Transit and would like to know more about indexing.
First of all, what does indexing consist in? What are the different types? And finally what kind of indexing does Transit offer?
Thank you in advance for your help!
Have a nice day

[Edited at 2007-11-20 21:52]


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László Kovács  Identity Verified
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English to Hungarian
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Good question! Nov 21, 2007

I'm not a Transit developer, just a power user (wannabe). What I learned about indexing in the last 4-5 years of using trados is:

I seems to me that Transit stores the words and their location (file, segment number) in indexes. It is not a great surprise, indeed. Indexing is done on-request for reference material, and the indexes are stored in a series of files:

SUB files contain the mapping of file names and some internal "code" for the file
BAS, IDX files: I have no idea what they are for
MTS and MTX files contain word lists and the location of the given words

If you have large reference materials, it is advisable to move these files together with *.LNG files (where LNG is the language code of source and target language) to avoid the lengthy reindexing process.

I hope this helps, even if it's not much information. Personally, I never tried to understand the indexing procedure used by Transit, as it works fine in most cases. The only thing you should be aware that because of the word index, Transit doesn't find different word forms in the search string.

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