Repeated word count on a Mac, what software?
Thread poster: Benoit Gazzal

Benoit Gazzal  Identity Verified
France
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English to French
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May 14, 2013

Hello all,
I've just accepted a project for a client I've already worked with quite often in the past, but haven't worked for in two years. The problem I'm facing is that our financial agreement included a discount on repeated word count. I used to do this using the Trados workbench analysis, but I've since then switched to an all mac and ubuntu setup, and don't have trados anymore. I never really got into trados / memories anyway, as they weren't very useful in what I doing.

I'm wondering what I should use to calculate repeated words on a mac? I realise that this is probably a very silly question but I don't seem to have this in my word processor, and was wondering what software was appropriate.

thanks in advance for your help

ben

[Edited at 2013-05-15 06:29 GMT]

[Edited at 2013-05-15 06:29 GMT]


 

trhanslator (X)
Determine repetitions May 15, 2013

You can either use CafeTran and determine the homogeneity

homog.png

Or use this trick:

- Save as TXT.
- Open in a text editor (e.g. TextWrangler).
- Sort all lines alphabetically.
- Remove duplicate lines (in TW: Text | Process duplicate lines).
- Count number of words of the cleaned document.
- Compare the number with the word count for the uncleaned version.

[Edited at 2013-05-15 08:49 GMT]


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
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English to Russian
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OmegaT? May 15, 2013

OmegaT has match statistics, which might be what you want.

 

Benoit Gazzal  Identity Verified
France
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English to French
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TOPIC STARTER
thanks! May 21, 2013

great, thanks. I'll look into into.
I had someone with Trados analyse the file for me, but really need to find a way of doing this on my own from now on.

cheers

ben


 

Angela Dickson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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French to English
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Pointless May 21, 2013

oppo wrote:

Hello all,
I've just accepted a project for a client I've already worked with quite often in the past, but haven't worked for in two years. The problem I'm facing is that our financial agreement included a discount on repeated word count. I used to do this using the Trados workbench analysis, but I've since then switched to an all mac and ubuntu setup, and don't have trados anymore. I never really got into trados / memories anyway, as they weren't very useful in what I doing.

I'm wondering what I should use to calculate repeated words on a mac? I realise that this is probably a very silly question but I don't seem to have this in my word processor, and was wondering what software was appropriate.

thanks in advance for your help

ben


Presumably you used to translate for this client using Trados Workbench, which meant that you and your client both benefited if the text was repetitive. What is the point of calculating how repetitive the texts are now, when you're not using a tool that will help you speed through the repetitive parts?

Unless you're going to use a TM tool I don't think it's a good idea to do these calculations for your client (they could easily do it themselves). You would be spending time and effort in order to be paid less for your work.


 

nrichy (X)
France
Local time: 00:46
French to Dutch
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Pointless 2 May 21, 2013

I'm always astonished to see translators calculate ways for clients to get it cheaper.

Just quote a price for the translation. What it is worth for you. You are the seller.


 

trhanslator (X)
One more step May 22, 2013

Of course you have to perform one more step:

- Replace all full stops + space before uppercase letters with full stops + return + uppercase letter.

[Edited at 2013-05-22 18:00 GMT]


 


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