repetitions - segments (???) or words?
Thread poster: Vadim Kadyrov

Vadim Kadyrov  Identity Verified
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Jun 23, 2016

I have one question.

Please have a look at the picture - http://i.imgur.com/add9Qai.png .

I do understand the concept of repetitive words and characters, but what about the number of repetitive segments on the snapshot?

As far as I see, if we compare the number of repetitive words and segments, it turns out that almost all of these segments
have only one word.

In other words, what segments are considered to be repetitions? Identical ones?


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Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
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Yes, repetition means identical, however... Jun 26, 2016

Repetition means segments that are identical, but there are some settings in each CAT tool to ignore certain differences, so the definition of identical has some flexibility to it.
From the screenshot it looks like that you have a lot of single-word segments, which is often the case if you are translating user interface items where menu options are often single words. Parts or product lists can be like that, too (you know: screw, bolt, nail, bearing, seal, etc.)

In case you were given this analysis and try to decide how to quote on it, my suggestion is to never accept a job without seeing the actual translatable materials, and running your own analysis in your own CAT-tool that is set up the way you are going to use it.

Katalin


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Vadim Kadyrov  Identity Verified
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The very thought I had Jun 27, 2016

Katalin Horváth McClure wrote:

From the screenshot it looks like that you have a lot of single-word segments

In case you were given this analysis and try to decide how to quote on it, my suggestion is to never accept a job without seeing the actual translatable materials

Katalin


Yes, I had this thought too that this doc would contain a lot of one-word segments. And yes, a new client of mine sent me the analysis.

Thanks for your opinion. Just another confirmation of my own one.


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