Create a new TM from a translated file
Thread poster: oliviacasero89

oliviacasero89
United Kingdom
Jan 10

Hi there,

I'm a beginner when it comes to CAT tools, and I'm trying to get started with OmegaT. I apologise in advance if this question is too amateur or I'm not able to express myself clearly.

The thing is, I'm going to translate a type of document I've translated before, it's a standard form and the only thing that changes are the personal details of the individual in question. I had translated that document with OmegaT, I'm not sure what I did wrong but if I go to the relevant folder there is nothing in "glossary" or "tm", or anything like that, just the original and translated documents, nor can I open the project on OmegaT. It seems to me that I might have created the translated version of the document, but not saved the actual project.

Anyhow, since I'm now going to translate a very similar document, I'd like to know if there's any way I can combine those other 2 documents (the original one and the translated version) so I can translate this new document and have all the matching parts of the text translated automatically.

I hope this makes sense.

Thank you in advance,


 

Susan Welsh  Identity Verified
United States
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new TM Jan 11

There will be nothing in the TM folder or the Glossary folder unless you put something there.
Your TMs (three versions) are the .TMX files in your project folder, below omegat.project. To use the TM in a new project, just copy one of the three .tmx files and put it in the TM folder of your new project. See the User's Manual for an explanation of the difference among the three .tmx's.

Please follow the OmegaT for CAT Beginners tutorial: https://omegat.org/files/guide/OmegaT_for_Beginners_en.pdf
It was created especially for you!


 

Didier Briel  Identity Verified
France
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Locate the translation Jan 11

oliviacasero89 wrote:
I'm a beginner when it comes to CAT tools, and I'm trying to get started with OmegaT. I apologise in advance if this question is too amateur or I'm not able to express myself clearly.

The thing is, I'm going to translate a type of document I've translated before, it's a standard form and the only thing that changes are the personal details of the individual in question. I had translated that document with OmegaT, I'm not sure what I did wrong but if I go to the relevant folder there is nothing in "glossary" or "tm", or anything like that, just the original and translated documents,

If you did use OmegaT, you can find a translation memory either at the root of the project (in 3 different flavours) and in the /omegat folder, named project_save.tmx.

nor can I open the project on OmegaT.

What happens if you try?

It seems to me that I might have created the translated version of the document, but not saved the actual project.

In OmegaT, it's not possible to translate without creating a translation memory.

Anyhow, since I'm now going to translate a very similar document, I'd like to know if there's any way I can combine those other 2 documents (the original one and the translated version) so I can translate this new document and have all the matching parts of the text translated automatically.

That's called an alignment. You can do it with OmegaT 4 (Tools > Align Files).

Didier


 

Susan Welsh  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 14:34
Member (2008)
Russian to English
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Alignment? Jan 11

Didier Briel wrote:

That's called an alignment. You can do it with OmegaT 4 (Tools > Align Files).



I don't think she needs an alignment. I think she just wants the TM from the translation she already did in OmegaT.

Susan


 

Didier Briel  Identity Verified
France
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Just in case Jan 11

Susan Welsh wrote:

Didier Briel wrote:

That's called an alignment. You can do it with OmegaT 4 (Tools > Align Files).



I don't think she needs an alignment. I think she just wants the TM from the translation she already did in OmegaT.

Susan

I mentioned it in case the translation project was damaged or lost.

Didier


 

Susan Welsh  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 14:34
Member (2008)
Russian to English
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Where to find the TMX files Jan 12

Olivia, you haven't had the courtesy to answer our posts, but if you are having trouble understanding the OmegaT documentation, this image shows the three types of .TMX files. You have to pick the one you want (see description in user's manual), and copy it into the /tm folder (also shown here) in your new translation project.



Please let us know whether this solves your problem.


 

oliviacasero89
United Kingdom
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Feb 2

Thank you very much for your answers, I'm sorry for my late reply.

I managed to solve the problem by downloading a more recent version of Omega T which comes with an allignment tools. I alligned the original document and the translated file and created a TM.

Kind regards,


 


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