Translation Memory & MultiTerm
Thread poster: gpauwen

Local time: 06:25
French to German
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May 12, 2009

Hello group !

I am new to SDL Trados, and I wonder if there are default files that I can use to fill my translation memory and MultiTerm databases. Or am I, and each new SDL Trados user, supposed to start from scratch and start building his or her own memory ?

Thanks for your help in advance.



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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:25
Member (2008)
English to Russian
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Two ways... May 12, 2009

1) Start from the scratch and grow you own databases as you translate new jobs.

2) Create TMs using old translations. The process is called "alignment" of two files (source and translation). Then, you can grow those bases on.

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Local time: 06:25
English to Hungarian
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And the third way May 12, 2009 to find some resources in the areas you work in.
There are more glossaries out there on than you can shake stick at - and some of them are actually pretty good. Same with TMs.
I'm in a generous mood tonight, so I give you a random list of codewords and abbreviations. Google them.

GEMET, CPV, DGT TM, Eurovoc, ISI, Europarl corpus.

These are fairly general and multilingual, you'll obviously want to search for resources that fit your language combo and field of work.

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