Numbers in MemoQ are not automatically translated ?
Thread poster: Daniela Chinea

Daniela Chinea
Italy
Local time: 12:14
German to Italian
+ ...
Apr 7, 2013

Hi,
I'm trying to learn MemoQ using the translator pro trial edition V6.2 because my customer will ask for MemoQ in the next future and I'm trying to compare it with Trados, which I know better.
Using the dummy example below, MemoQ suggested the translation with the different number after translating the first one (e.g. line 3 after translating line 2) but I have to confirm every line while Trados would translate them automatically without any confirmation.
I have already test
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Hi,
I'm trying to learn MemoQ using the translator pro trial edition V6.2 because my customer will ask for MemoQ in the next future and I'm trying to compare it with Trados, which I know better.
Using the dummy example below, MemoQ suggested the translation with the different number after translating the first one (e.g. line 3 after translating line 2) but I have to confirm every line while Trados would translate them automatically without any confirmation.
I have already tested (I think) all possible options also reading other topics related to Fuzzy, etc. but I without succes.
Translation test
Translation test 1
Translation test 2
Translation test 3
Translation test 4
Translation test 5
Translation test 6
Translation 1 test
Translation 2 test
Translation 3 test
Translation 4 test
Translation 5 test
Translation test 1 2
Translation test 1 3
Translation test 1 4

Thank's a lot for your help
Dany
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Piotr Bienkowski  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 12:14
Member (2005)
English to Polish
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Auto-translation rules Apr 7, 2013

I believe you need to look the topic "Auto-translation rules" in MemoQ help and configure MemoQ accordingly.

Piotr


 

Daniela Chinea
Italy
Local time: 12:14
German to Italian
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Auto-translation rules Apr 7, 2013

Yes,
probably I have to define an auto-translation rule but it seems not so simple ... I will try

Thank' a lot
Dany


 

Piotr Bienkowski  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 12:14
Member (2005)
English to Polish
+ ...
Provisionally Apr 7, 2013

Daniela Chinea wrote:

Yes,
probably I have to define an auto-translation rule but it seems not so simple ... I will try

Thank' a lot
Dany


You can choose one of the existing definitions for a different language. Chances are that it will work for you.

Regards,

Piotr


 

Johan Kjallman  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:14
Member (2008)
English to Swedish
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Not possible Apr 8, 2013

Hi Daniela,

AFAIK this is not possible. Auto-translation rules are useful for e.g. making sure that thousands/decimal separators are converted correctly, but the similar segments will still become 99% matches, and auto-propagation only works with identical repetitions in MemoQ.
Be aware that MemoQ is only able to make automatic replacements if the number of digits is identical in source and target. See:
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Hi Daniela,

AFAIK this is not possible. Auto-translation rules are useful for e.g. making sure that thousands/decimal separators are converted correctly, but the similar segments will still become 99% matches, and auto-propagation only works with identical repetitions in MemoQ.
Be aware that MemoQ is only able to make automatic replacements if the number of digits is identical in source and target. See:
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/memoQ/message/30862

If you have a whole lot of these segments, you may want to pre-translate the text occasionally, order the segments by match rate, filter unconfirmed segments and shift select groups of 99% matches to confirm them in one go. Not exactly smooth, but perhaps better than nothing.

BR/Johan
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Daniela Chinea
Italy
Local time: 12:14
German to Italian
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
It is very strange that memoQ cannot do it Apr 8, 2013

Thank you again for your replies.
It is very strange that memoQ cannot do it because it has many features, also more powerful than Trados, but this "simple" numbers recognition it seems to be not so powerful.
When you translate e.g. Catalogs, there are really a lot of numbers, order numbers, prices, etc. with different formats and lenghts and have to confirm each of them, it takes a lot of time.
This sequence below in Trados needs just one click:
Translation test 1
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Thank you again for your replies.
It is very strange that memoQ cannot do it because it has many features, also more powerful than Trados, but this "simple" numbers recognition it seems to be not so powerful.
When you translate e.g. Catalogs, there are really a lot of numbers, order numbers, prices, etc. with different formats and lenghts and have to confirm each of them, it takes a lot of time.
This sequence below in Trados needs just one click:
Translation test 1
Translation test 2
Translation test 3
Translation test 44
Translation test 555
Translation test 6666

Dany
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Ekhangel
Local time: 12:14
2019 and nope May 16, 2019

6 years and they still haven't come up with a solution to this simple and obvious shortcoming. Pathetic, if you ask me.

 

Anthony Rudd

Local time: 12:14
German to English
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Automatic number translation May 18, 2019

The approach I adopt is to transfer the "number" (date, etc.) from the source to the target and then run an appropriate regex to do a global change.

 

Kirill Loktionov
Russian Federation
Local time: 13:14
English to Russian
+ ...
Still no solution? Feb 7

Hi guys! The same problem every day with translating lots of files containing identical segments differing only in numbers and as a result wasting bulk of time. So is it possible to do that with RegEx at least (what's the algorithm)? Or maybe by filtering the file and auto-filling these 99% segments with corrected numbers and then batch confirm them with a couple of clicks? 'Coz it's really stupid (excuse me Kilgray but that's true) for such a great software to lack that tool.

 

Anthony Rudd

Local time: 12:14
German to English
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Number conversion Feb 7

What is the typical form of the numbers?

 

Kirill Loktionov
Russian Federation
Local time: 13:14
English to Russian
+ ...
Number conversion Feb 11

Anthony Rudd wrote:

What is the typical form of the numbers?

Sorry, didn't understand the question about the "typical form". How do they differ? The segments are usually sth like "Net weight 100 g". As you understand, before the translation MemoQ doesn't input the 99% segments--which is the percentage of the identical segments but with the corrected numbers--only when you click on such segments manually.

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