Use QA Distiller in Trados Studio?
Thread poster: ManuelaW

ManuelaW  Identity Verified
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Nov 6, 2013

Dear All,

Does anybody know how I can use QA Distiller in Trados Studio 2011? Since the terminology verifier in Studio does not seem to work properly, I need another tool to verify the terminology. Is there a way to connect the QA distiller to Trados Studio 2011?


Thanks in advance.

Manuela


 

Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
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You Can use QA Distiller (or Xbench) on the sdxliff files Nov 6, 2013

ManuelaW wrote:

Dear All,

Does anybody know how I can use QA Distiller in Trados Studio 2011? Since the terminology verifier in Studio does not seem to work properly, I need another tool to verify the terminology. Is there a way to connect the QA distiller to Trados Studio 2011?


Thanks in advance.

Manuela


Just verify the sdxliff file at the end of the project using QA Distiller: QA even lets you edit the sdxliff files directly.

Another tool to use for terminology verification is Xbench (with it, though, you cannot directly edit the sdxliff files)


 

ManuelaW  Identity Verified
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Thanks Nov 11, 2013

Thanks, Ricardo. Is it correct that the QA distiller cannot process .sdltb files? I had to convert the database into a tbx file to make it work.

Even though the QA distiller finds more terminology inconsistencies than the QA checker in Trados, it still does not detect all of them. Is there a trick to improve the results?


 

Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
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What is it missing and why? Nov 11, 2013

ManuelaW wrote:

Thanks, Ricardo. Is it correct that the QA distiller cannot process .sdltb files? I had to convert the database into a tbx file to make it work.

Even though the QA distiller finds more terminology inconsistencies than the QA checker in Trados, it still does not detect all of them. Is there a trick to improve the results?


As regards sdltb, I don't think that QA distiller can use them directly - check their documentation, but I doubt it - better to convert to tbx, probably, as you have done.

As for the undetected inconsistencies it's difficult to suggest anything without seeing the details of what the program is missing.


 

ManuelaW  Identity Verified
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Missing inconsistencies Nov 12, 2013

I just does not detect all the inconsistencies which I found manually. There are for example several translations that do not match the preferred term in the database but QA Distiller did not detect them. Once there was even a term used that was marked as "forbidden" in the database but it was still not found.

I selected the following options in the terminology tab in the QA settings:
General: Consistent use of terminology
Source: Whole words only + Check forbidden terms
Target: Whole words only + Check forbidden terms


 


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