Difference between update main/project memories
Thread poster: Olivier Den Hartigh

Olivier Den Hartigh  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 22:01
Member (2014)
English to French
Sep 10, 2016

When starting a new job, most of the time, I create a new project.
After reviewing my doc in a bilingual file, I update from bilingual review and then proceed to update main translation memories and update project translation memories, just to be on the safe side and make sure that segments with changes are overwritten in my tm(s).

I am thinking that using both options to update my tm is redundant and I might just need to update main memories OR project memories, but not both.

What do you think?
What is the difference between the two options?
When should I use one but not the other?


 

Olivier Den Hartigh  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 22:01
Member (2014)
English to French
TOPIC STARTER
Difference between update main/project memories Sep 12, 2016

Anybody knows the difference between update main and update project memories?
Anybody from SDL by any chance?icon_smile.gif


 

Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 22:01
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
You probably don't need to use a project TM at all Sep 12, 2016

A project TM is project specific, and a main TM can be used in many different projects or to translate single documents.

Many people (including me) never use project TMs at all.
They're useful if you have a massive main TM. In that case you can pretranslate a file with that TM, and then simply use a project TM for the actual translation (a huge TM might slow you down).
If your main TMs aren't huge, then use them for your projects (you can add as many as you like). This is default behaviour (Prepare projects without project TM). Update the TM as you go (by confirming each segment and sending it to the TM).
At the end of the project you won't even need to run the "update TM" task.


 

Olivier Den Hartigh  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 22:01
Member (2014)
English to French
TOPIC STARTER
Difference between update main/project memories Jun 8

Emma,
I never had the chance to thank you for your explanation, until I reviewed it. So after more than a year, thank youicon_smile.gif Better late than never
Olivier Den Hartigh


 


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