Translation Memory in Trados Freelance 2009
Thread poster: Toulousaine
Toulousaine  Identity Verified
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Sep 8, 2010

Hello,

I have just acquired Trados and I need help!!

I created a Translation Memory and added it as I opened my document.

I started my translation and pressed Ctrl Enter to save it in my TM but then nothing happened although there were similar sentences further in the document. I thought it should have automatically inserted the similar parts of the sentence in other segments...? Isn't that so? And when I click on the TM, it says "no translation units".

Could you please clarify how TM work and what should be selected when you add it maybe?

Thank you!


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Walter Blaser  Identity Verified
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Only 100% matches will be autopropagated Sep 8, 2010

If you attached an empty TM, Studio will only autopropagate 100% matches throughout the rest of the document, but not "similar sentences ".

As to what concerns the current segment, Studio will present suggestions from the TM if they are above the match rate you defined (by default it is 70%).

Walter


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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TM setup must allow updating of the TM Sep 8, 2010

If you look at your project settings, the TM listed there must have all options activated - like here:


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Toulousaine  Identity Verified
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Auto Suggest dictionary Sep 8, 2010

Many thanks for your replies.

Concerning the matches, does this mean that in order to get suggestions from Studio for short expressions, not whole sentences, only the Auto Suggest dictionary can help? But is it possible to create your own Auto Suggest dictionary?

Thank you...


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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AutoSuggest can be created out of translation memory bigger than 25,000 segments Sep 8, 2010

If you have such, just use Tools - Create AS dictionary from Studio.
If not, try to download at least the European Union TMs here: http://langtech.jrc.it/DGT-TM.html and use those to create AS dictionaries.

Back to your question: you can have Translation memory, Termbase and AutoSuggest in Studio. TM will deliver fuzzy matches for sentences, Termbase in Multiterm delivers vocabulary inserted there (depends on you - can be single words, can be phrases) and AS will deliver automatically extracted words and phrases.


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Toulousaine  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Sep 9, 2010

Thank you! It's much clearer now!

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Toulousaine  Identity Verified
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Align and Creating termbase not available? Sep 19, 2010

Hello,

I took the training "Getting started for translators" and the trainer told us about how to create a TM from an existing translated material using "Align" and about how to create a termbase.

But when I click on "Align", it says that I need SDL 2007 to be installed. Does it mean that the only way to do it is to use translations that you had made in SDL 2007?

Also, when I click on "gestion terminologique", it says that I need "SDL Termbase". It means that it is not included in Trados Studio and that you have to buy it also??

I am a little bit puzzled: it seems that the only thing I can do for now is to create a TM and fill it as I translate, which means that it is going to take quite a while before Trados is useful to me!

Could you please clarify this for me?

Many thanks.


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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WInAlign is still version 2007 Sep 19, 2010

When you click align, the program wants to start WinAlign, a part of Trados 2007.
You need WinAlign to align monolingual documents in source and target language.
To import content from previous translations you can either update the Trados 2009 TM with bilingual ttx files or upgrade Trados 2007 translation memories. However, installing Trados 2007 on your computer is a must.

As for the termbase - this is quite obvious, that you need to create a termbase before you can use it. For this purpose MultiTerm is needed. It is part of SDL Trados 2009 Studio, so you do not need to buy anything.

It seems to me that you would seriously need some training in CAT technology in general and in Studio in particular. You can either contact me directly for some individual training, obtain a training space here on ProZ or on www.sdl.com


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