Creating a termbase: how / extension?
Thread poster: Barbara Zornig Stolk

Barbara Zornig Stolk
Netherlands
Local time: 11:23
Member (2007)
English to Dutch
Feb 24, 2014

Hello,

I am discovering that I definitely need a termbase, which recognizes simple terms.
But I would like to know three things:

1. How to create one from scratch (empty), and what extension it will get? And can I do it in Excel for example? Or do I need to create it within SDL?
2. Can I copy them from somewhere?
3. Can I add / delete terms from the termbase (must be possible)

Let me know if you can help me out here. Many thanks Barbara


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Local time: 11:23
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Probably a few ways to do this... Feb 24, 2014

... but I think the easiest based on your description is to use the Glossary Converter. I created a quick video and put it here to explain what I meant. I got a little carried away and created a TM on the fly, visited the OpenExchange and started the translation from scratch, but it’s still less than 10 mins and might be helpful as a reference to anyone getting started : http://youtu.be/2HFAMiPbQJs

You can also create the termbase using MultiTerm and you can find good references in the Welcome View for Studio and also here: http://wp.me/s2xDjK-imrthtl

Regards

Paul


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Barbara Zornig Stolk
Netherlands
Local time: 11:23
Member (2007)
English to Dutch
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almost there... Feb 24, 2014

Hi Paul,

Thanks very much. Super the video! The creation of the termbase went ok. But it doesn't want to recognize my termbase. Can I put a printscreen in here? Nope. Can I send you a printscreen. There is something about the languages. Still don't get it.

Barbara


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Local time: 11:23
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You can... Feb 24, 2014

... use screenshots but you have to store them somewhere else and link to them.

Feel free to email me though : pfilkin@sdl.com

Regards

Paul


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