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Web-based free CAT tool Isometry 2.0 is published
Thread poster: finite-field

finite-field
Local time: 00:49
Japanese to English
Jan 14, 2011

Hello,
In 2006, I made a CAT-tool Isometry 1.0.6 as a windows application.
Now, I am happy to tell you that I developed a totally new version of Isometry.
Isometry 2.0 is a web application.
It searches translation memories and glossaries so fast!
I am sure you like the speed.
Though Isometry is web-based, you can choose whether to store translation data on the server or not.
If not, your data only exists on your local computer and never send it to the server.
You can share translation memories and glossaries.

In order to use Isometry, you have to use Google Chrome as a web browser.
And please install Isomtry on Chrome Web Store.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ofpplbnbgolaannppkgaojbegonjhead


And I also made Collocation Search as a tool for translators.
You can install this for free here on Chrome Web Store.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gpdbldiihihmhgenceelgaekmfimhgli

All these tools are free.
I hope you like them.
And I always welcome your comments.


 

Piotr Bienkowski  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 17:49
Member (2005)
English to Polish
+ ...
What file formats are accepted? Jan 14, 2011

finite-field wrote:

Hello,
In 2006, I made a CAT-tool Isometry 1.0.6 as a windows application.
Now, I am happy to tell you that I developed a totally new version of Isometry.
Isometry 2.0 is a web application.
It searches translation memories and glossaries so fast!
I am sure you like the speed.
Though Isometry is web-based, you can choose whether to store translation data on the server or not.
If not, your data only exists on your local computer and never send it to the server.
You can share translation memories and glossaries.

In order to use Isometry, you have to use Google Chrome as a web browser.
And please install Isomtry on Chrome Web Store.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ofpplbnbgolaannppkgaojbegonjhead


And I also made Collocation Search as a tool for translators.
You can install this for free here on Chrome Web Store.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gpdbldiihihmhgenceelgaekmfimhgli

All these tools are free.
I hope you like them.
And I always welcome your comments.


 

finite-field
Local time: 00:49
Japanese to English
TOPIC STARTER
File Format Jan 14, 2011

Now It only accepts text file.
Parallel Text (TM & glossary & dictionary) should be in a tab-separated format.
The file should be encoded in UTF-8.
But I will work to accept other formats.

And I forgot to emphasize that
Isometry is so fast that it searches TM & glossary every time you type!
This is surprisingly helpful.
Please see it for yourself.


[Edited at 2011-01-14 14:20 GMT]


 

finite-field
Local time: 00:49
Japanese to English
TOPIC STARTER
XML file is now supported. Jan 15, 2011

I worked today to accept XML file as a source file.
This means Word, Excel and other formats are supported in an indirect way. You can read these file if you select to save them as XML.
Because Isometry 2.0 is a web app, it is very easy to update. You can now access to the updated app.

I want to ask a question.
Will be enough to support XLIFF and TMX file? Or it would be better to directly support Word, Excel, Power Point and other formats?


[Edited at 2011-01-15 10:56 GMT]


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 17:49
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
+ ...
TMX and XLIFF Jan 15, 2011

finite-field wrote:
Will be enough to support XLIFF and TMX file? Or it would be better to directly support Word, Excel, Power Point and other formats?


TMX support would be nice anyway. It would make it possible for translators who use existing tools to supplement their set of tools with your tool.

If you support only XLIFF, then people who want to translate the other formats would have to convert it to XLIFF and back first. Not all people are happy to do that. You'll find more people warming up to you if you support the Word 2007/2010 suite directly.


 

finite-field
Local time: 00:49
Japanese to English
TOPIC STARTER
I'll do that. Jan 15, 2011

Thank you.
I will work this week to support Word format.


 

Piotr Bienkowski  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 17:49
Member (2005)
English to Polish
+ ...
But please also include the XLIFF format Jan 15, 2011

finite-field wrote:

Thank you.
I will work this week to support Word format.


Preferably with support for XLIFF 1.2

I don't mind having to convert.icon_smile.gif

By the way does the TM engine offer fuzzy matching?

How is segmentation performed?

Regards,

Piotr

[Edited at 2011-01-15 14:58 GMT]


 

finite-field
Local time: 00:49
Japanese to English
TOPIC STARTER
Fuzzy Match on a character basis. Jan 15, 2011

OK. I'll work to support XLIFF. (Level 2 [tag support] is a little bit difficult.)

Fuzzy match is performed on a character basis, not a word basis.
This is because there is a language which do not have a space between words like Chinese and Japanese. It is necessary to analyze sentences to detect which part is a word, so I wanted to avoid it. But this is useful for other languages. For example, in Tagalog, punta is a root word meaning go and pumunta means went. There is 'um' as an infix. Because Isometry uses character-based fuzzy search, "pu" and "unta" matches.

And in Isometry, matching percentage is not so important.
If the first part of sentence is similar to one TM and the last part of sentence is similar to another TM, then those two TMs are displayed in different colors.

And, in Isometry, there is no distinction between TM, glossary, and dictionary.
This must be one of the key features of Isometry compared with other CAT-tools.

Segmentation is performed using regular expressions (segmentation beginning regular expression and segmentation ending regular expression).
You can change the regular expressions.
I hope you tell me when something is wrong, because I am not familiar with all languages.

Well, the key concept of Isometry is really different.
I made Isometry in hope of translators' enjoying their work.


 

FarkasAndras
Local time: 17:49
English to Hungarian
+ ...
TMX Jan 16, 2011

Samuel Murray wrote:

finite-field wrote:
Will be enough to support XLIFF and TMX file? Or it would be better to directly support Word, Excel, Power Point and other formats?


TMX support would be nice

Indeed. The TMX spec is open and available at http://www.lisa.org/tmx/tmx.htm and there is a tmx validator here.
You can find TMX parsers and generators on sourceforge and CPAN (if you code in perl). Make sure your TMX maker only uses the couple of permitted character references there are, and that your TMX parser is compatible with the , , , and inline elements.


 

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
Thailand
Local time: 22:49
Member (2004)
English to Thai
+ ...
Popular formats Jan 18, 2011

finite-field wrote:
I want to ask a question.
Will be enough to support XLIFF and TMX file? Or it would be better to directly support Word, Excel, Power Point and other formats?

TMX is TM format. XLIFF is another TM (or bilinlual) file format. Word, Excel, Power Point and other formats are possibly source file formats.

I observe development of WordFast from its 1.0 version until 5.9 & Pro 2.4 version now. I suggest you to support with popular formats first e.g. Word. Next, gradually expand to other formats.

If your strong point is quicker TM search even on web-based, your product can be on sale well one day. I suggest you add the "cloud computing," a new trend of computing into your package. This should be far better than existing CAT software available on markets now.

Soonthon Lupkitaro


 

finite-field
Local time: 00:49
Japanese to English
TOPIC STARTER
Isometry now supports Word, Excel, PowerPoint, XLIFF, and TMX Jan 27, 2011

Thank you for your comments.

Isometry 2.0 now supports Word (.docx), Excel (.xlsx), PowerPoint (.pptx), XLIFF, and TMX.

I spent 6 months to make Isometry 2.0. I am serious in developing it.
I read many papers of full text search. I sent an email to some researchers of full text search and asked them which algorithm would be the best for translation memory search. Based on their advice, I implemented fuzzy search engine.

One translator emailed me and said that at first he confused at how Isometry works, but after translating some documents, he found its usefulness. So, when you try Isometry, please be patient, because the concept is really different from other CAT tools.


I suggest you add the "cloud computing," a new trend of computing into your package. This should be far better than existing CAT software available on markets now.

What kind of cloud computing you are referring to?


 

Alexandre Chetrite
France
Local time: 17:49
English to French
Isometry 2.0 in Firefox? Feb 9, 2011

Hello,

Could you make Isometry 2.0 compatible with Mozilla Firefox?


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 17:49
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
+ ...
. Feb 9, 2011

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[Edited at 2011-02-09 15:12 GMT]


 

finite-field
Local time: 00:49
Japanese to English
TOPIC STARTER
Chrome only Feb 9, 2011


Alexandre Chetrite wrote:

Hello,

Could you make Isometry 2.0 compatible with Mozilla Firefox?


Sorry, but Isometry 2.0 runs only on Google Chrome.
There are several reasons.

1. A web browser limits local storage for each web site. 5MB for Chrome, for example.
But by installing a web app on Chrome Web Store, you can avoid this restriction.
In Isometry, you can select to store translation data in the cloud or only on your local computer, there is a need to remove this restriction. Currently, Chrome Web Store is the only solution.

2. Isometry uses Web SQL Database, which is supported by Google Chrome and Safari. In HTML5, there is an arising new API called Indexed Database, which will be supported in Firefox and Chrome. But because it is a new API, the work is not complete in Firefox and Chrome. So currently, I have to use Web SQL Database in order to store large data.

So, because of some technical reasons, Isometry 2.0 runs only on Google Chrome.


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 17:49
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
+ ...
How to use Feb 9, 2011

finite-field wrote:
In order to use Isometry, you have to use Google Chrome as a web browser.
And please install Isomtry on Chrome Web Store.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ofpplbnbgolaannppkgaojbegonjhead


I installed it a month ago, but now when I go to the web site, I can find no buttons or links to start it. Where must I click to start using it?


 
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