Delete duplicate translation in TM
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Carol Chen  Identity Verified
China
Local time: 22:26
English to Chinese
Jul 31, 2007

During the project, I have many duplicate translation for the source sentence, which is exactly same with itself. For example, source sentence: "beijing flight reservation", target sentence "beijing flight reservation". There are about 100 such cases. Is there any way to delete them easily?

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Judy Schoen  Identity Verified
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delete duplicates option Jul 31, 2007

open the tm, in the menu: database, find duplicates, there is an option to delete duplicates.
kind regards
Judy Ann


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Carol Chen  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Jul 31, 2007

I tried.Some sentences are deleted automatically. However, there are still other sentences which could not be deleted.

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Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
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delete duplicates option works great Jul 31, 2007

But even an extra space makes difference.

So first "find sets of duplicate source sentences with identical translations" also check "delete redundant sentences in each set of duplicates".

And then "find sets of duplicate source sentences with different translations"

You will observe that sometimes we mistakenly add an extra space at the end of the segment

HTH


Caution: Never forget to save a copy of your TM before editing, deleting entries


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Carol Chen  Identity Verified
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could not delete "duplicate source sentences with different translation" Jul 31, 2007

Hi Selcuk,
I followed the steps as you describe. When "duplicate source sentences with different translation" is selected,about 70 sentences are found. However, there's no option to delete them automatically. Do I have to delete them one by one?


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Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
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actually Jul 31, 2007

Carol Chen wrote:

Hi Selcuk,
I followed the steps as you describe. When "duplicate source sentences with different translation" is selected,about 70 sentences are found. However, there's no option to delete them automatically. Do I have to delete them one by one?


In the case of duplicate source sentences with different translations, you have to delete them manually.


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Carol Chen  Identity Verified
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Great thanks! Aug 1, 2007

Great thanks for confirmation!

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