Cannot create termbase from definition in Multiterm 2011
Thread poster: Artem Vakhitov

Artem Vakhitov  Identity Verified
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English to Russian
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Apr 9, 2012

I cannot create termbase in Multiterm 2011 from a definition that I created using Multiterm Convert. All I am getting is an empty error message window with "Cannot create termbase" heading.

I created the definition from an Excel glossary using Multiterm Convert by setting Index -> English (US) for the source column and Index -> Russian (Russia) for the target column and leaving all other setting at their defaults.

Can anybody help?


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Artem Vakhitov  Identity Verified
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Multiterm hangs after that Apr 9, 2012

I forgot to add that Multiterm hangs after this error and can only be shut down using Task Manager.

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Have you done this before successfully? Apr 9, 2012

Hi Artem,

I ask because this will help clarify the level of help you need here. Also, it would be helpful if you could give us a step by step walk through what you did and what the file looks like.

The question is a bit wide otherwise.

There are some pretty useful videos here if this helps?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APMcWe2vvJI

http://noradiaz.blogspot.com/2011/08/importing-excel-glossaries-into_03.html

Regards

Paul


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Artem Vakhitov  Identity Verified
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The details Apr 9, 2012

I haven't ever done this successfully before.

I did the conversion from XLS to XDT pretty much per Nora Diaz's instructions.

The source file is an Excel file with 5 columns, including the source (English) and target (Russian) ones. When working with Multiterm Convert, I selected only those two columns and chose Index for them according to the language, then clicked Next on that page and didn't add or change anything else. Then I tried to create a new termbase using that definition file by choosing Termbase -> Create Termbase and then pointing to this definition file in the termbase creation wizard. It is at this point that I got the error.


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Any hints? Apr 14, 2012

Anyone, Paul?

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Bump? Apr 20, 2012

Folks, any ideas? Really need to solve that Multiterm is suddenly not very useful if I cannot create my own termbases.

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