Converting memoQ termbases in Trados Studio 2015
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ITA_17  Identity Verified

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Jul 25, 2016

Hi
do you know a way to export memoQ termbases and import them to Trados Studio 2015?

I have tried exporting and importing in XML format but it does not work.

Many thanks in advance
Alberto

[Edited at 2016-07-25 13:43 GMT]


 

Mauro Monteverdi
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TMX format? Jul 25, 2016

Have you tried the TMX format? It's the international format form TMs and should work with any Cat Tool.

[Editado a las 2016-07-25 14:15 GMT]


 

CafeTran Training
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How about a simple tab-delimited format? Jul 25, 2016

.alberto wrote:

Hi
do you know a way to export memoQ termbases and import them to Trados Studio 2015?

I have tried exporting and importing in XML format but it does not work.

Many thanks in advance
Alberto

[Edited at 2016-07-25 13:43 GMT]


How about exporting to a simple tab-delimited format? Then import the columns for source and target language only. Perhaps there's an app for that too.


 

ITA_17  Identity Verified

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I have tried it and it does not work either Jul 25, 2016

CafeTran Training wrote:

.alberto wrote:

Hi
do you know a way to export memoQ termbases and import them to Trados Studio 2015?

I have tried exporting and importing in XML format but it does not work.

Many thanks in advance
Alberto

[Edited at 2016-07-25 13:43 GMT]


How about exporting to a simple tab-delimited format? Then import the columns for source and target language only. Perhaps there's an app for that too.


 

Laura Castella  Identity Verified
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Have you tried Glossary Converter? Jul 25, 2016

Hi

I use Glossary Converter (http://www.cerebus.de/glossaryconverter/) to import Trados Studio Termbases into MemoQ. I guess it should work the other way round too, although I have never tried it.

Hope it helps!

Laura


 

SDL Community  Identity Verified
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You could always... Jul 25, 2016

... save the export as excel and then just use the Excel file as the termbase. Makes the return trip easier too:

https://multifarious.filkin.com/2016/03/02/committing-the-cardinal-sin/

Regards

Paul
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ITA_17  Identity Verified

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What? Jul 26, 2016

Hi Paul
thank you for your answer but I have the feeling that you do not know how termbases work in memoQ.

1st of all there is not such a feature like "Export to Excel format". MemoQ has a "Export as CSV" feature, however you have to unselect all the data you do not need in order to keep just the "Term definition" and the "Term text" (as you can see there is no "Source" and "Target", nor "English", "Italian" etc.)

2nd, if just one entry of the termbase contains more terms, let's say 6 in English (eg. country, countries, state, states, status, statuses) and 2 Italian (stato, stati), the export will contain 6 English columns (English1, 2, etc) and 2 Italian columns, which is not exactly the way Trados likes to read glossaries.

I could create a formula in Excel in order to join the 6 English columns in a new column (and the same for Italian), but the question is: why do CAT tools complicate our lives instead of making them simpler? Why neither Kilgray for memoQ nor SDL for Trados have though of a utilty that streamlines termbase conversions between the 2 applications?

Regards
Alberto


SDL Community wrote:

... save the export as excel and then just use the Excel file as the termbase. Makes the return trip easier too:

https://multifarious.filkin.com/2016/03/02/committing-the-cardinal-sin/

Regards

Paul
Why not try the new SDL Community


 

SDL Community  Identity Verified
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I have a reasonable idea! Jul 26, 2016

.alberto wrote:

thank you for your answer but I have the feeling that you do not know how termbases work in memoQ.



Feel free to send me one you have problems with and I'll happily take a look. I think I'd agree the csv export isn't very helpful if you want all the details in there, but the multiterm xml works fairly well.

Regards

Paul
pfilkin@sdl.com


 

Stepan Konev  Identity Verified
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You can export your termbase as Multiterm XML Jul 30, 2016

There are two options: Export as CSV and Export as Multiterm XML.
Just select the second option.


 


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