Is it possible to locate the translation of a particular word or phrase in the memory?
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chopra_2002  Identity Verified
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Jul 25, 2009

As and when we open a new segment, the Trados suggests the matching translations from the memory. If the match value is low, it does not present any translation. Sometimes, I feel that I have already translated a difficult word or phrase in the past but I can't recall the word or phrase coined by me at that time. It lies in the memory but is not shown due to the reason mentioned above.

Is there any method to know the meaning of such word or phrase in the memory as it will save a great deal of time and embarrassment?

Regards,

Chopra


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Daniel Šebesta  Identity Verified
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Concordance Jul 25, 2009

Hi Chopra,

Have you tried the Concordance feature of the Translator's Workbench (provided that you are using a Trados version that actually has a Workbench)?

HTH,

Daniel


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István Hirsch  Identity Verified
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Find Jul 25, 2009

Edit/Find the source word (phrase) in the text already translated and see how you translated it then (to enable FIND feature Tools/Options/Protection/Protect document box must be unchecked). After searching, do not forget to check Protect document box again.

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chopra_2002  Identity Verified
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Thanks, but such words or... Jul 25, 2009

phrases are not in the current document being translated by me but these appeared in the text translated by me some months ago. What should be done in such cases?

Regards,

Chopra



István Hirsch wrote:


Edit/Find the source word (phrase) in the text already translated and see how you translated it then (to enable FIND feature Tools/Options/Protection/Protect document box must be unchecked). After searching, do not forget to check Protect document box again.


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chopra_2002  Identity Verified
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No, I have not used concordance. Jul 25, 2009

I am thankful to you for informing that it can be done by using concordance. Is some other method also there?

Regards,

Chopra
Daniel Šebesta wrote:

Hi Chopra,

Have you tried the Concordance feature of the Translator's Workbench (provided that you are using a Trados version that actually has a Workbench)?

HTH,

Daniel


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István Hirsch  Identity Verified
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If the word (phrase) is in the TM, then... Jul 25, 2009

In Translator’s Workbench choose File/Maintenance. Here, by the use of Find and Replace feature you can find the source phrase and under it, its former translation. Hope this works.

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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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Concordance search Jul 25, 2009

Hi Chopra,
if you believe the translation of a word or phrase might already be stored in the TM, definitely use the Concordance Search. There are three possible ways to choose from:
- highlight the word or phrase in an open segment and press the Concordance Search button in the Trados toolbar; or
- hightlight the word or phrase in TWB, right-click on it and select Concordance Search from the context menu; or
- click TWB, press F3, type the word or phrase into the text field in the Concordance Search dialog box and press Enter.


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