MultiTerm glossary based on TM - possible?
Thread poster: Tomas Mosler, DipTrans IoLET MCIL MITI

Tomas Mosler, DipTrans IoLET MCIL MITI  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 12:59
Member (2008)
English to Czech
Oct 20, 2010

I know MultiTerm 2009 can create suggestions for items to be included in a glossary based on scanning a source text, but is there any option for such a "draft" action using a translation memory?

If not, is there any simple action in Excel that would allow to convert txt-based TM into source lines (which could be provided to MT as a "fake" source text)?

Now I have

17022010, 13:45:00
{\cs6\f1\cf6\lang1024 }blah English blah...
{\cs6\f7\cf6\lang1024 }blah Czech blah...

Is there any easy conversion / filter action (something like "convert lines into columns + skip tags" - I could delete redundant columns manually at once) that would result in a file with
"blah English blah..."


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István Hirsch  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:59
English to Hungarian
This works for me Oct 20, 2010

Open the file in Word and by the use of Edit/Find and Replace function delete some parts that are not needed. Quotation marks are not part of the expressions below. In 2. EN-GB should be replaced by your source, in 3. HU with your target language code.

1. Find: „\{*\}”, Replace with: (leave blank) (Wildcard checked)
2. Find: „\</TrU\>*EN-GB\>” Replace with: (leave blank) (Wildcard checked)
3. Find: „^p<Seg L=HU>” Replace with:”#” (Wildcard: not checked)
4. Select and delete everything that is in front of your first source sentence.
5. Select the whole text, go to Table/Convert Text to Table, choose 2 columns and # as the separator. If everything has been OK, after the conversion you will have the source as well as the target segments in separate columns.

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William Tierney  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:59
Member (2002)
Arabic to English
Multiterm Extract to pull terminology from TMs Oct 20, 2010

Hi Tomas,

I believe Multiterm Extract has a setting to extract a termbase from a TM. I haven't used it yet, so I can't tell you how effective it is.

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