Using a TM from a previous analysis - Studio 2009
Thread poster: tyshelley

United States
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Sep 16, 2011

Is it possible? The older versions of Trados support this method of analysis, actually referring to in the manual as "Using a TM from a previous analysis"... however, I've yet been able to figure it out in '09.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Nora Diaz  Identity Verified
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Internal Fuzzy Matching Sep 16, 2011

Have you tried running your analysis with Report Cross File Repetitions and Internal Fuzzy Matching on/off?

Tools-Language Pairs-All Language Pairs-Batch Processing-Analyze Files

[Edited at 2011-09-16 23:15 GMT]

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Internal Fuzzy Matching: not sure if that's what I'm looking for. Sep 17, 2011

Thanks for the reply. I used this link as reference http:


If I understand correctly, the "Report Cross-file Repetitions" function counts repetitions in several files all at once, as opposed to running an individual analysis on one file at a time, using the TM from the first file as a base.

One goal of using the TM from a previous analysis is to show you the differences between two or more similar files as statistics (as opposed to visually i.e. compared files in Word).

I'm not trying to analyze several files at once, rather use one file (from a set of files that are all similar, yet slightly different) as the base for a TM. From there I want to compare a different file from the same project against the TM from the first one. The results are quite different when doing this than what you get from analyzing several at once. I'm not sure how Internal Fuzzy Matching being on or off would help to that end.

Any other insights are welcomed! Thanks again for the reply.

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Internal Fuzzy Match Analysis Sep 17, 2011


I think Internal Fuzzy Match Analysis is the one you want, not cross file repetition. The help explains what this does as follows:

Internal fuzzy match analysis calculates the maximum additional leverage that can be obtained by the translator interactively translating the document with a translation memory. It assumes that the translator will translate the document from start to end, segment by segment. After each segment is confirmed, the translation memory is updated, and the best match applied to the next segment.

So you can do one file at a time if you like and achieve the same thing as you did using Workbench. It's quite interesting to hear you using this feature in Workbench as it was not well known... at least I didn't think it was..!



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