Looking for a free translation memory "reader"
Thread poster: Clémence Delmas

Clémence Delmas  Identity Verified
Switzerland
Local time: 03:47
German to French
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Oct 12, 2015

Dear colleagues,
I am looking for a tool that could present a bilingual memory translation or Excel file like in linguee. My data are in Excel and I would like non translators to be able to do full text searches. The results should be displayed in a user friendly way.
Would anybody have ideas?
Thanks in advance


 

Mark
Local time: 03:47
Italian to English
The freeware version (2.9) of Xbench? Oct 12, 2015

It doesn't do Excel, but it does do many "bilingual memory translation" formats.

[Edited at 2015-10-12 15:28 GMT]


 

Mark
Local time: 03:47
Italian to English
Csv Oct 13, 2015

Plus, you should be able to export your Excel in .csv format, which it does handle.

 

FarkasAndras
Local time: 03:47
English to Hungarian
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Xbench Oct 13, 2015

My stock answer to this question is: the old, free version of xbench by default, and TMLookup if your files are extremely large (several million TUs).

[Edited at 2015-10-13 12:37 GMT]


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:47
Finnish to French
TMLookup? Oct 13, 2015

FarkasAndras wrote:
My stock answer to this question is: the old, free version of xbench by default, and lf aligner if your files are extremely large (several million TUs).

How about TMLoookup? Wouldn’t it qualify as a "TM reader" (better than LF Aligner), which is what the original poster wanted?


 

FarkasAndras
Local time: 03:47
English to Hungarian
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Yes Oct 13, 2015

Of course I meant TMLookup, I had a brain fart. I corrected my post above.

 

dingrui357
China
Local time: 09:47
German to Chinese
Heartsome TMX Editor Oct 13, 2015

Use Heartsome TMX Editor.

 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:47
Finnish to French
editor vs. concordancer Oct 14, 2015

dingrui357 wrote:
Use Heartsome TMX Editor.

Yes, Heartsome TMX Editor can be used to convert an Excel table into a TMX memory, as explained here.

However, the original poster wanted something that would let "non translators do full text searches" and "display results in a user friendly way". Heartsome TMX Editor isn’t optimal for that, because well, it’s an editor, not a concordancer. TMLookup would be a better choice IMO.


 

Meta Arkadia
Local time: 08:47
English to Indonesian
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A cross-platform alternative Oct 14, 2015

AntPConc

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But if your non-translator still uses Windows, TMLookup is probably the better choice.

Cheers,

Hans


 

Mark
Local time: 03:47
Italian to English
AntPConc Oct 14, 2015

AntPConc looks nice, but I can’t see what formats it supports, even from the help file. It talks about building a concordance? Sounds a bit labour-intensive.

 

Clémence Delmas  Identity Verified
Switzerland
Local time: 03:47
German to French
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Oct 16, 2015

Thank you all for these suggestions! I will try TMLookup first and see if my colleagues find it easy to use.

Have a nice day!


 

Meta Arkadia
Local time: 08:47
English to Indonesian
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AntConc Oct 16, 2015

Mark Dobson wrote:
but I can’t see what formats it supports


Plain text only, I'm afraid. TMLookup can also handle TMX. You can change the file extension of a TMX file into .txt, so AntPConc can handle it, but it won't look particularly nice. I think Clémence made the right decision.

I don't use AntPConc myself, but I do use AntConc for word frequencies, keywords, and n-grams. Also plain text only.

Cheers,

Hans


 


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