How to import SDL termbases into memoQ
Thread poster: Frank Schwarz

Frank Schwarz
Germany
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Aug 10, 2012

Hello,
can anyone tell me how to import SDL termbases into memoQ?
Only csv files can be imported into memoQ, right? And how can
I convert a xml file from SDL Multiterm to csv?
Quite a mess the whole thing...

thank you


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Piotr Bienkowski  Identity Verified
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XSLT Transformation Aug 10, 2012

Frank Schwarz wrote:

Hello,
can anyone tell me how to import SDL termbases into memoQ?
Only csv files can be imported into memoQ, right? And how can
I convert a xml file from SDL Multiterm to csv?
Quite a mess the whole thing...

thank you


You could try an XSLT transformation which is described here: http://strefatlumaczen.pl/mtxml2txt.html

Hope it can help.

Piotr


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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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How much information do you have? Aug 10, 2012

There could be different approaches to this, none of them really automatic. How much information do you have in Multiterm and want to port to memoQ?

Edited for clarification: With "how much information" I meant how many details about each term, not how many entries, of course!

[Edited at 2012-08-10 08:50 GMT]


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Frank Schwarz
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... Aug 10, 2012

Piotr Bienkowski wrote:

Frank Schwarz wrote:

Hello,
can anyone tell me how to import SDL termbases into memoQ?
Only csv files can be imported into memoQ, right? And how can
I convert a xml file from SDL Multiterm to csv?
Quite a mess the whole thing...

thank you


You could try an XSLT transformation which is described here: http://strefatlumaczen.pl/mtxml2txt.html

Hope it can help.

Piotr


Seems quite complicated...
Kilgray provides a tool called MultiTermConverter that works to some extent...


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Frank Schwarz
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... Aug 10, 2012

Tomás Cano Binder, CT wrote:

There could be different approaches to this, none of them really automatic. How much information do you have in Multiterm and want to port to memoQ?

Edited for clarification: With "how much information" I meant how many details about each term, not how many entries, of course!

[Edited at 2012-08-10 08:50 GMT]


Except for the entries in two languages there is no additional information (detail)...


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Jasmina Martinovska  Identity Verified
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Interoperability between memoQ and other CAT tools Aug 10, 2012

Hi Frank,

I attended a webinar on this subject yesterday I believe you can see the recorded version at
http://kilgray.com/webinars/interoperability-between-memoq-and-other-tools-1700-cest-1500-gmt
Anyway, it is quite simple actually. You just have to export your TB as a CSV txt file, and import it with the command "Import from CSV/TMX".

Export the TB with the "Tab-delimited export definition" in Multiterm, and then import it directly from the MemoQ Resourse Console, or when creating a new project.

Moreover, you can also import a TM tmx as a termbase.

I do that on a daily basis, and it works perfectly

Kind regards,
Jasmina



[Edited at 2012-08-10 11:41 GMT]

[Edited at 2012-08-10 11:42 GMT]

[Edited at 2012-08-10 11:42 GMT]


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Piotr Bienkowski  Identity Verified
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Those hacks.... Aug 10, 2012

Can appear geeky at first sight, but once you get the hang of it, they do their job.

But you should explore the available options and choose the one that's best for you.

Regards,

Piotr

Frank Schwarz wrote:

Piotr Bienkowski wrote:

Frank Schwarz wrote:

Hello,
can anyone tell me how to import SDL termbases into memoQ?
Only csv files can be imported into memoQ, right? And how can
I convert a xml file from SDL Multiterm to csv?
Quite a mess the whole thing...

thank you


You could try an XSLT transformation which is described here: http://strefatlumaczen.pl/mtxml2txt.html

Hope it can help.

Piotr


Seems quite complicated...
Kilgray provides a tool called MultiTermConverter that works to some extent...


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Frank Schwarz
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still not working Aug 10, 2012

Jasmina Martinovska wrote:

Hi Frank,

I attended a webinar on this subject yesterday I believe you can see the recorded version at
http://kilgray.com/webinars/interoperability-between-memoq-and-other-tools-1700-cest-1500-gmt
Anyway, it is quite simple actually. You just have to export your TB as a CSV txt file, and import it with the command "Import from CSV/TMX".

Export the TB with the "Tab-delimited export definition" in Multiterm, and then import it directly from the MemoQ Resourse Console, or when creating a new project.

Moreover, you can also import a TM tmx as a termbase.

I do that on a daily basis, and it works perfectly

Kind regards,
Jasmina



[Edited at 2012-08-10 11:41 GMT]

[Edited at 2012-08-10 11:42 GMT]

[Edited at 2012-08-10 11:42 GMT]


Dear Jasmina,
can you tell me what export and import settings you're using?

regards


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