Very different word count in Workbench and SDLX
Thread poster: Verena Schmidt

Verena Schmidt  Identity Verified
Germany
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Spanish to German
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Sep 10, 2009

Dear colleagues,

I just received two files for translation in SDLX. In order to confirm the price - the client sent me a TM read-out - I ran an analysis in Translators Workbench with the same files, which gave me a totally different word count.

This is the client`s analysis:

Repetitions: 1.643
No match: 51.556

This is the result of my analysis in Workbench:

Repetitions: 39.975
No match: 55.237
Total: 95.212

This is quite a difference and I just don`t understand what went wrong. Does anybody have an idea? The Workbench word count is really strange, because when I open the files in Microsoft Word, the agencies word count is more or less correct.

Any help appreciated...Thank you!

Verena


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Adam Łobatiuk  Identity Verified
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Non-translatable text not recognized Sep 10, 2009

Apparently, Trados doesn't recognize non-translatable content in the files and includes it in the analysis, while SDLX recognizes it correctly. You didn't mention the file format, so it's just a guess.

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Verena Schmidt  Identity Verified
Germany
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Thanks, Adam Sep 11, 2009

The files are Microsoft Word files with a lot of pictures taken from websites. Those pictures contain text but I always thought that Trados doesn`t recognize text on images? I`m just wondering where this huge amount of repetitions comes from. I also checked the original word file for hidden text, but there is none.

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