Trados 2007 analyses .ttx files and reports 100% matches but this is wrong!
Thread poster: Jenny Duthie

Jenny Duthie  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 14:55
French to English
May 29, 2009

Hello I've just analysed 2 TagEditor (bilingual, of course) files and both of them come up saying 100% match all words, and I know this isn't the case for either of them! Can anyone suggest why this is so or if there is another way to analyse these files? Thanks in advance!

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Giuliana Buscaglione  Identity Verified
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bilingual? May 29, 2009

Hello Jenny,

err... bilingual? Sorry, silly question, but as you say bilingual, I'm wondering whether you are analyzing the files *after* having translated them with the TM you used for the translation...? If not, I have never had TWB coming up with (non-existent) matches.

?

Giuliana


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Jenny Duthie  Identity Verified
France
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so what do I do??!! May 29, 2009

Thanks Guiliana, oh yes I see what you mean and I feel daft now! So what do I do? I did that on the basis that it's an "unclean" file and though I can see it's wrong from what you say, what do I do???!!! (Have had a hard week and my brain is not functioning very well)

Thanks for your help!!


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Jenny Duthie  Identity Verified
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clarification May 29, 2009

I mean, yes I'm trying to analyse them after I've translated them, because with Word files I analyse the unclean files, after having translated them, so I thought this would work along the same priniciple with the Excel files!!

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Why would you? May 29, 2009

Just out of curiosity: Why this sequence of steps?
Why don't you analyze them first and then translate them?

I hope you know that the number of words stays the same, only that after translation, they're all in 100% matches.

After the translation is complete you cannot find out any more how many words you had to translate anew and how many were in the various match categories.

Regards,
Benjamin


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Giuliana Buscaglione  Identity Verified
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Analyze the original ttx/re-import the files into TE & analyze them with the original TM May 29, 2009

Hi Jenny,

copy the original ttx you have received from your client in a separate folder (or import the original file into TagEditor anew & save it) & open the original TM received from your client and analyze the files again.

I am a little bit surprised to read that you analyze bilingual (translated or only pre-translated / pre-segmented?) *docs and get a correct analysis... I mean a pre-translated bilingual (meaning that only fuzzy/100% matches are inserted via "Translate") or a pre-segmented (= "segment unknown sentences", sometimes a must in order to avoid some little troubles or if the file is then imported into another CAT) file would do, but no way a translated....

Giuliana


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Jenny Duthie  Identity Verified
France
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error in analysis Jun 10, 2009

yes I realise I meant I have analyzed the source files but had the problem with TagEditor but have solved it now, thanks for your help!

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