How to convert a TM into a Termbase?
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Mar 31, 2010

Hello,

I've got a reference Translation Memory with software strings.
It would be useful if I could import this TM to a Multiterm termbase, but is it possible?

Maciej.

[Zmieniono 2010-03-31 09:40 GMT]


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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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What version of Trados? Mar 31, 2010

Do you mean the classical Trados or SDL Trados Studio 2009?

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Maciej Pomorski  Identity Verified
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Both Mar 31, 2010

I've both Trados Studio and Trados 2007 installed on my computer, but it seems that there's no straightforward function export a TM as a termbase in any of those versions.

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FarkasAndras
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Of course Mar 31, 2010

Maciej Pomorski wrote:

Hello,

I've got a reference Translation Memory with software strings.
It would be useful if I could import this TM to a Multiterm termbase, but is it possible?


It's possible, but not with SDL software. The easiest is probably:
- Export TM into TMX with Trados
- Download and install apsic xbench (free)
- Open TMX with xbench and export into tabbed text file
- Open tabbed text file with Excel, review, add column headers, save, import into Multiterm.


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Sergei Tumanov  Identity Verified
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My way Mar 31, 2010

First, I would prepare an excel file with 2 columns - target and source segment out of TM.
Second, I would import the excel file into Multiterm.


[Edited at 2010-03-31 10:24 GMT]


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Possible... with OpenExchange Mar 31, 2010

FarkasAndras wrote:

It's possible, but not with SDL software. The easiest is probably:
- Export TM into TMX with Trados
- Download and install apsic xbench (free)
- Open TMX with xbench and export into tabbed text file
- Open tabbed text file with Excel, review, add column headers, save, import into Multiterm.


Hi,

You could open the tmx in Studio as if it was a transnlatable file so you have an sdlxliff and then use the Bilingual Preview Generator (free tool on the OpenExchange website) to create an excel file with the source language in the left column and the target in the right.

Regards

Paul


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Maciej Pomorski  Identity Verified
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I succeeded with xbench Mar 31, 2010

I did what FarkasAndras suggested and it worked! I converted the tmx file to a tab-delimited text file, imported it into Excel and then converted it to a termbase. The process was quite quick although the TMX had 14000 segments.

Thanks to everybody for help!

Maciej.


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FarkasAndras
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Ok then Mar 31, 2010

SDL Support wrote:

FarkasAndras wrote:

It's possible, but not with SDL software. The easiest is probably:
- Export TM into TMX with Trados
- Download and install apsic xbench (free)
- Open TMX with xbench and export into tabbed text file
- Open tabbed text file with Excel, review, add column headers, save, import into Multiterm.


Hi,

You could open the tmx in Studio as if it was a transnlatable file so you have an sdlxliff and then use the Bilingual Preview Generator (free tool on the OpenExchange website) to create an excel file with the source language in the left column and the target in the right.

Regards

Paul


Apologies, I'm not familiar with Studio so I didn't know it can do this sort of thing.
Although I'd say if you have to install something, you're probably better off installing xbench... it's a really nice tool to have.


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TM to TMX conversion Feb 14, 2016

FarkasAndras wrote:

Maciej Pomorski wrote:

Hello,

I've got a reference Translation Memory with software strings.
It would be useful if I could import this TM to a Multiterm termbase, but is it possible?


It's possible, but not with SDL software. The easiest is probably:
- Export TM into TMX with Trados
- Download and install apsic xbench (free)
- Open TMX with xbench and export into tabbed text file
- Open tabbed text file with Excel, review, add column headers, save, import into Multiterm.

How do I export the TM into TMX?
Why the hell is this not a simple drag-and-drop operation? Trados sucks again.


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FarkasAndras
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Look it up Feb 14, 2016

Yes, the Studio UI leaves a lot to be desired, but it's such a basic operation... there are dozens of places to look it up if you can't figure it out on your own.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoIDtbFJ8FE
http://producthelp.sdl.com/sdl%20trados%20studio/client_en/TM_View/TM_Data/Importing_Exporting_TM_Data/Export_Translation_Memory_Data.htm
etc.


BTW, I got a good chuckle out of Sergei's old comment. The "prepare an excel file with two columns" bit reminded me of this: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b31569e2019aff29b7cd970c-450wi


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Or... Feb 14, 2016

... export to TMX from Studio, and then use the Glossary Converter to go straight to a termbase.

Regards

Paul
Why not try the new SDL Community


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FarkasAndras
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late Feb 14, 2016

SDL Community wrote:

... export to TMX from Studio, and then use the Glossary Converter to go straight to a termbase.

Regards

Paul
Why not try the new SDL Community

That question was asked five years ago, I think it has already been resolved;)


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Indeed it has... Feb 14, 2016

... was just responding after the post from Kimpatsu... guess it doesn't hurt to have another, simpler, solution.

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