URGENT - Adding comma, colon and semi-colon to memoQ's segmentation rules
Thread poster: Claire Fumoleau-Itani

Claire Fumoleau-Itani  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:42
English to French
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Jul 23, 2014

Hello,

Before posting this topic, I have watched memoQ's training video "How to set segmentation rules"... Yet I still don't know how to simply add a comma, colon and semi-colon to the main #end# rule!
However, after reading some answers to questions about memoQ's RegEx, I can see I am not the only one to be puzzled by memoQ's programmer approach to such a basic feature...

I have sent a request to memoQ's support but still no answer and my job is starting tomorrow morning so this is rather urgent. I have configured all other aspects to prepare for my big job and switch-over from Trados but this segmentation rule is THE critical feature I cannot do without.

So, can anybody please explain to me in simple terms how to add a comma, colon and semi-colon to the main #end# segmentation rule? Well, I guess this is what I need to do anyway...

As part of my job, I translate real estate ads and memoQ needs to create a segment for each phrase between commas, and after full-stops, colons and semi-colons to turn this:
"Immeuble standing, vaste 3P, 68m² en étage élevé, parfait état, traversant, séjour sur terrasse, chambres au calme sur balcon. Nombreux rangements. Belles prestations. Cave. DPE :C. Réf.: 4ODR."

into that:
"Immeuble standing,
vaste 3P,
68m² en étage élevé,
parfait état,
traversant,
séjour sur terrasse,
chambres au calme sur balcon.
Nombreux rangements.
Belles prestations.
Cave.
DPE:
C. Réf.:
4ODR."


Many thanks in advance!
Claire


 

gfichter  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 11:42
English
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Similar problem Jul 23, 2014

I had a similar problem with Chinese. The segmentation is language by language, and I tried adapting the English rules for Chinese, but they didn't take effect.
Would be interested in anything you learn.


 

Tomasz Sienicki  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 20:42
Member (2007)
Danish to Polish
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The simplest solution Jul 23, 2014

To segment sentences on commas, colons and semi-colons add the following lines in the "Rules" window:

;#!#
:#!#
,#!#

...and reimport your document.


 
Adding "always breaking" punctuation marks to segmentation rules Jul 24, 2014

Hi Claire,

I think what Tomasz suggested is perfect, or you can do what you originally wanted to: add a new custom list. I think they are about equally complicated (or easyicon_wink.gif) solutions.

Create a new custom list called eg. #alwaysBreak#, and add your punctuation marks to it.
Then define this rule: #alwaysBreak##!# with no exceptions. This will always break your text if it meets one of the marks in the list.
If you have a list it will be easier to add/remove marks later.

Kind regards,
Agnes Varga


[Edited at 2014-07-24 08:26 GMT]

[Edited at 2014-07-24 08:26 GMT]


 

Claire Fumoleau-Itani  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:42
English to French
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TOPIC STARTER
THANK YOU! Jul 24, 2014

Dear Tomasz,

Thanks a lot for you reply, it's worked!!
I had tried replicating the #end# model with commas, colons and semi-colons in it but, since I am not a programmer, memoQ kept rejecting my 'custom-made' strings...
Fantastic, thanks againicon_smile.gif

Kind regards,
Claire


 

Denis Hay
Local time: 20:42
It's all in the custom lists Jul 24, 2014

Hi everyone,

As some said, segmentation rules depend on the source language. Here, for French, you need to:

- clone the default ruleset
- edit your cloned copy and add those caracters to the #end# custom list (second tab)
- reimport your document

http://screencast.com/t/pIBBgzHuvly


 

boostrer  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 14:42
Member (2007)
English to Russian
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The same problem Apr 2, 2015

I have created a new set of rules, added comma to #end# custom list, and made this a default set. However, Memoq still doesn't segment the text on commas.
Source: English
MemoQ version: 6.2

What can I do?


 


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