Ideas on how to clean up large translation memories?
Thread poster: Sebastijan Pilko
Sebastijan Pilko  Identity Verified
Slovenia
Local time: 21:29
English to Slovenian
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Jul 14, 2009

Hello!

I hope I will get some brainstorming ideas from this great community.

I have 10 or so large translation memories EN-DE, DE-EN. They are divided because back in days Trados had huge problems dealing with large memories so the were separated by Domain.

I am planning to merge memories together, but before I do that I have to solve the following problem.

Let's say I have 2 memories for LEGAL translation. EN-DE, DE-EN.

A few years ago someone decided that updating a master memory means updating EN-DE with translation EN-DE AND DE-EN. So now I have duplicated segments all over the place.

Is there any way I can delete duplicates from both pairs and have a clean memory EN-DE and DE-EN?

Oh, any by the way: what's the TU limitation with "modern" CAT tools?

Kind regards,
Sebastijan

[Edited at 2009-07-14 08:35 GMT]


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Giles Watson  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 21:29
Italian to English
Olifant Jul 14, 2009

Hi Sebastijan.

You could download an install the freeware Olifant TMX editor:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/okapi/files/

Export your TMs to TMX format and then follow the instructions here:

http://okapi.sourceforge.net/Release/Olifant/Help/howtos.htm

Best,

Giles


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