Mikhail Kropotov wrote:
'An employee of a competitor'
'An Overview of the Module'
Looking at the above segments, please answer the following questions:
1. How similar are these segments?
According to the basic Levenshtein distance algorithm, something like 25-28%.
2. If you had the translation for one of them at hand, how much would that lower the effort required to translate the other?
Well, maybe 10-15%.
3. This is a 62% match in Trados. How do you like that?
It's a well known nonsense.
The problem with Trados is it doesn't consider the word length in its algorithms.
As the grammatical words (articles, prepositions etc.) are normally shorter, they're normally overweighted and the translarors are underpaid.
This flaw is not only Trados related but the Trados market share legitimates it, i.e. a lot of people think a generalized nonsense is truth.