1 vs multiple termbases
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Silvy Codde  Identity Verified
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Oct 21, 2005

I am new to Multiterm iX and I'm wondering whether I should create 1 termbase or separate termbases for each client and/or subject area?

I know it's possible to label the entries in Multiterm, with the client and subject area and to filter as needed. But is it also possible to filter entries and export only those filtered entries?

Could anyone please share their views on constructing 1 termbase vs multiple termbases?

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Vito Smolej
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my experience so far with MultiTerm Oct 23, 2005

With time I started to realize it makes sense to separate / unify different Termbases at least along language pair divide and subject divide. So I have EN->SL and back, DE->SL and back language TermBases and on top of that specialized subject TBs. The language TBs are actually transcribed vocabularies, so they take care of the general language. Specialized expressions are then the subject of the other group. I have yet to see the need for different customers' TBs.

I keep in any case the contents in XML form as well - I am as yet not sure, if I could not improve on their structure: for instance the vocabularies have sometimes so many suggestions for one single word I'm faster typing the best alternative in then via Alt->.


PS: btw, I am using Trados 7 and MultiTerm 7

[Edited at 2005-10-23 16:52]

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