Termbase creation in Trados Studio 2011
Thread poster: scorrell
scorrell
Local time: 13:46
English to German
May 17, 2012

Hi,

I just bought Trados Studio 2011 and am trying to figure out how to create a termbase from a TM so I can use the Term Recognition feature.
Also, when I worked through the sample translation in the Quick Guide I did not get an error message (nor the symbol) in the segment where the number in the target did not match the number in the source (all 3 Verifiers under Verification are selected).

Can anybody help?

Susanne


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Using a termbase May 17, 2012

Hi,

You can use MultiTerm in order to create a termbase and then build this as you go. You can also download a free termbase from the OpenExchange that will give you a good start for your language pair... I think.

This one is German...

http://www.sdl.com/en/language-technology/sdl-openexchange/AppDetails.aspx?appid=50

This is the Euro Languages collection that includes German...

http://www.sdl.com/en/language-technology/sdl-openexchange/AppDetails.aspx?appid=133

On your number recognition issue. Did you make these settings in Tools - Options (so globally) or Project Settings (specific to your Project)? If you made them globally to effect an existing Project then this would have no effect.

Regards

Paul


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scorrell
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Termbase and number recognition May 18, 2012

Hi Paul,
thanks for the reply. What I was hoping for with the termbase from a TM is to create a faster way to look up individual terms in the client TM, other than copy/pasting or typing the term/s into Concordance Search, since this is not very speedy or convenient. Is there a way to just highlight the term in the source and do something like a TM search? May be I am just doing it wrong, I have only worked with Trados for a few days and am still learning.

As for the numbers recognition, it does not seem to matter where I set the verification, it just does not do it. but then again, maybe my setting are not correct?

Thanks!
Susanne


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AutoSuggest May 18, 2012

Hi,

This is what AutoSuggest is for. If your TM isn't large enough to generate one then maybe generate a TMX from the DGT resources and add your TM to it so you have a TM large enough and useful enough to work in this way.

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Paul


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AutoSuggest May 18, 2012

Hi Paul,
sorry for asking all these questions, but how do I create AutoSuggest from the TM?
And you might as well speak Chinese - what is a TMX from the DGT?


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DGT and AutoSuggest May 18, 2012

Hi Susanne,

Sorry... was a little fast in responding before and left out the detail. The process is actually here:

http://www.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/224785-the_database_file_is_locked_error_message_in_studio_2011_trial_version.html#1946588

But to get the DGT TMs you go here and download the zips and the extraction program:

http://langtech.jrc.it/DGT-TM.html#DGT-TM

Once you have the TMX, or any TM in Studio with at least 25.000 TUs, then you can create an AutoSuggest Dictionary from it by going to Tools - Generate AutoSuggest Dictionary

You do need to have the license for this feature which can be purchased with Freelance, or you can add it on later if you didn't buy it in the first place. It's called SDL AutoSuggest™ Creator 2011 and you can find it here if you don't have it:

http://www.translationzone.com/en/translator-shop/shop_main.asp

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Paul


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Numbers recognition May 19, 2012

Thanks Paul, I'll check it out!
Any thoughts though on the numbers recognition - could my settings be wrong, even I don't see anything I could/should change?


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Numbers Recognition May 19, 2012

Hi Susanne,

When you are in a segment, so that it is active, are the numbers underlined in blue?

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Paul


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No... May 19, 2012

they are not underlined

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Number Recognition May 19, 2012

Hi,

This would be the likely reason for the number verification to fail. If Studio doesn't recognise them as numbers then it also can't verify them.

Can you give an example of the number in the source and also advise your source language?

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Paul


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My languages.. May 19, 2012

are English into German.
I followed along with the sample translation in the "Quickstart Guide" for Trados Studio 2011 for "Translating and Reviewing Documents" and everything worked as it was supposed to, but not even there did I get the error symbol (red cicrcle with white cross) that was shown in the screen of the manual.


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Status column error messages May 19, 2012

Hi Susanne,

I had to go through the quickstart to see what you meant, but I get it now. I am getting the same problem with any verification... in that the symbol does not display on the status column. The error is picked up, at least it is for me and I see it in the comments window, but it is not showing in the status column as it should.

I'm very surprised not to see this reported earlier... or maybe I just missed it. However, I have reported it this evening.

It's always possible I just couldn't find a setting somewhere so if I find it I'll let you know.

Regards

Paul


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scorrell
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Status column error messages May 21, 2012

Hi Paul,

thanks for confirming that it is indeed a malfunction and not due to my settings. It would be nice to have that feature though, if it is available somewhere.

Regards,
Susanne


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