XBecnh - how to QA against a list of words
Thread poster: Jean-Christophe Duc

Jean-Christophe Duc  Identity Verified
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Feb 27, 2017

Hi,
still trying to get to grips with XBench.
Basically, I have a list of words I would like to check automatically for each new projects. It is in Excell. Can I use this directly?
I have tried to create a checklist, but it does not seem to perform what I want, i.e. only showing the instances that are wrong/inconsistent. Instead, it just shows a list of occurrences.


 

Annamaria Amik  Identity Verified
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Maybe a termbase in a CAT tool? Feb 28, 2017

Not sure if this helps, but I would add those words to a termbase in a CAT Tool and run a QA there in the CAT tool.
For example, in a QA check, MemoQ lists the occurrences of the source word where it doesn't see the appropriate translation of that word in the target. This can cause a lot of unnecessary checks because of the declensions in my language, but maybe it's easier in your languages.


 

Oscar Martin
Spain
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Xbench Feb 28, 2017

Hi,

You can check a glossary in the following way in Xbench:

Glossary (source and target terms)
1. Save the Excel file as Unicode text.
2. Add the txt file to Xbench as Keyterms.
3. Enable the "Key Term Mismatch" checkbox at the QA tab > Content check group.

Please notice that source key terms are considered match whole word by default in Xbench.

Checklist

If you want to check that a source term has been translated correctly, you should enter an entry like the following one:
Source term: file
Correct translation: archivo

Entry in Xbench:
Source term: "file"
Target term: -"archivo"
Enable the Powersearch checkbox.
In this way, Xbench will display all segments that contain file in source but do not contain archivo in target.

If you have a list of prohibited words, just create an entry with the word or expression in source or target.

If you need help with a checklist entry or regular expression, there is a forum where users can ask for help: http://forum.xbench.net/.

There are some short videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/xbenchdotnet that explain various topics: advanced search, checklist, integration with memoQ, memSource, etc.

Best regards,

Oscar.

[Editat el 2017-02-28 14:37 GMT]


 

xxxToon Theuwis  Identity Verified
Belgium
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Try this: Feb 28, 2017

Hi Jean Christophe,

I don't know what you need to check and how, but here are a few tutorials on how to do a terminology check in XBench. I hope this is what you need.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=xbench%20terminology%20verification%20


Toon


 

Jean-Christophe Duc  Identity Verified
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Thanks Mar 1, 2017

the videos do explain/clarify a lot of things.

Do you know if it is possible to use Xbench on Idiom files and to take into account the entries from the "Comment" column?
For instance, if Comment = Text1 then Translation=Text2 Or if Comment = Text3 then Translation=Text4?


 

Oscar Martin
Spain
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Comments Mar 1, 2017

Comments are not taken into account for QA purposes but displayed at the details section of the Search tab as additional info.

Only source and target text is used when running QA.


 

Jean-Christophe Duc  Identity Verified
France
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One last point Mar 2, 2017

... how can you run a checklist with a negative PowerSearch on a phrase?
For instance:
The red car -> -Voiture rouge


 

Ivaylo Ivanov  Identity Verified
Luxembourg
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PowerSearch for phrases Mar 2, 2017

Jean-Christophe Duc wrote:

... how can you run a checklist with a negative PowerSearch on a phrase?
For instance:
The red car -> -Voiture rouge


Source term: "The red car"
Target term: -"Voiture rouge"

Note: Put the phrases in quotes. Enable the Powersearch checkbox.


 


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