Anyone actually use LogTerm Pro (and know about maximum index/import limits)?
Thread poster: Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer

Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer  Identity Verified
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Mar 5

I have recently been considering purchasing LogiTerm, to use it as a one-stop-shop for terminology and TMX indexing/searching (while continuing to translate in Déjà Vu X3 which I prefer as a translation environment), but have a few questions. Hopefully at least one or two people who actually own and use it will be able to answer, although I'm not overly optimistic given its very low profile and market share in my part of the world.

For example, I can't find any information on the limits of the program in terms of
• the maximum index it can work with,
• the maximum TMX it can index
• the maximum tab-delimited txt file it can convert to TMX
• the maximum LogiTerm .doc terminology file it can index

I would also like to know what the price is for the web version of LogiTerm (for a freelance translator). Doesn't say it on the website.

Michael


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Dan Lucas  Identity Verified
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Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer wrote:
I'm not overly optimistic given its very low profile and market share in my part of the world.

I would be cautious. I don't know anything about LogiTerm, but I own an AlignFactory Light licence. The software is okay, albeit dated, but I have had no response to or acknowledgement of feedback and requests for information. I had one specific problem (thisnot caused by me) with a serial number that was dealt with promptly, though rather curtly, by the company immediately after purchase. Since then, nothing.

I get the sense that they work primarily in French and not English and certainly they are not big on outreach. Maybe I would get a better response if I were French-Canadian? I would not buy another product from them, especially given the high price. I'm quite interested in the rumoured new version of AlignFactory, but they will not respond to my emails so... .

Dan


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Siegfried Armbruster  Identity Verified
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Interesting topic Mar 5

I tried AlignFactory, it works fine, but LFAligner produces results that are as good and it is free. I also tried SynchrOterm, it seems to work well, but there is hardly any information available on the program and its usefullness. I would have no problem paying the prices they ask, but only if there would be more info or test versions that allow real evaluation.

As it is right now, spending several hundred dollars does not sound like a good plan.


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Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer  Identity Verified
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Still looking for the perfect combination (TB search + TM search + CAT tool) Mar 5

Dan Lucas wrote:

Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer wrote:
I'm not overly optimistic given its very low profile and market share in my part of the world.

I would be cautious. I don't know anything about LogiTerm, but I own an AlignFactory Light licence. The software is okay, albeit dated, but I have had no response to or acknowledgement of feedback and requests for information. I had one specific problem (thisnot caused by me) with a serial number that was dealt with promptly, though rather curtly, by the company immediately after purchase. Since then, nothing.

I get the sense that they work primarily in French and not English and certainly they are not big on outreach. Maybe I would get a better response if I were French-Canadian? I would not buy another product from them, especially given the high price. I'm quite interested in the rumoured new version of AlignFactory, but they will not respond to my emails so... .

Dan


Yes, I am also not particularly impressed by their seemingly total lack of interest in certain markets or customer target groups. However, I do find LogiTerm very interesting, as a concept. What I really like is that it may be possible to use it as a one-stop-shop for terminology and TMX indexing/searching, while using another (real) CAT tool. I'm currently trying all kinds of hybrid solutions, but am not satisfied with any of them.

Some options I have tried recently (currently considering the last option):

TB database and searching: evoTerm or LogiTerm or MultiTerm or TMLookup or Xbench or Excel
TM database and concordance searching: LogiTerm or TMLookup or Xbench
CAT tool: Déjà Vu X3

TB database and searching: evoTerm or LogiTerm or MultiTerm or TMLookup or Xbench or Excel
TM database and concordance searching: LogiTerm or TMLookup or Xbench
CAT tool: Déjà Vu X3

TB database and searching: evoTerm or LogiTerm or MultiTerm or TMLookup or Xbench or Excel
TM database and concordance searching: LogiTerm or TMLookup or Xbench
CAT tool: Déjà Vu X3

Of course, Déjà Vu X3 (and other CAT tools) can also handle TBs and TMs, but I am looking for a future-proof, scalable solution that will be able to grow beyond what most CAT tools are comfortable with currently. That is: I do the translation in my CAT tool, and utilise TMs/TBs in that tool, but also maintain a parallel TM/terminology database for my large, ever-growing messy bilingual and terminology data, which I use primarily for term searching and TM concordance.

[Edited at 2017-03-05 19:54 GMT]


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Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer  Identity Verified
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~ Mar 5

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[Edited at 2017-03-05 19:50 GMT]


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Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer  Identity Verified
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Hi Siegfried Mar 5

Siegfried Armbruster wrote:

I tried AlignFactory, it works fine, but LFAligner produces results that are as good and it is free. I also tried SynchrOterm, it seems to work well, but there is hardly any information available on the program and its usefullness. I would have no problem paying the prices they ask, but only if there would be more info or test versions that allow real evaluation.

As it is right now, spending several hundred dollars does not sound like a good plan.


AlignFactory is amazing. Even though LFAligner is almost as good, it isn't always quite as good. AlignFacory is more consistent, I feel.

SynchroTerm is a funny one. I never use it for anything, except for one thing, which I find it is indispensable for: to create monolingual glossaries from large amounts of English text. One of my hats is "terminologist", which basically boils down to creating monolingual ENG glossaries for large translation agencies from massive amounts of corporate texts, to be used as an original ENG glossary, which then gets translated into multiple languages at the outset of large multilingual projects. Anyway, Synchroterm is the only tool that does this well. SDL's MultiTerm Extract is crap. or at least it was last time I tested it again.


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Eugene Kuchynski
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Why not memoQ? Mar 6

Hello, Michael!

Just read your message and would like to ask why to use all these complicated mixes? Plus, for the mentioned product, for such a high price? MemoQ cost less, while have million times more functions. You may have any number of termbases, which are connected to the project automatically depending on the client and specialization. Possible to import for csv, xml, excel, tmx, tbx. For each term we can specify usage example, grammar options, etc. When translating, you have just to type first letter - the program will offer rest of the term. It also has some plug-ins to search terminology, but I don't use them.
I have ~20 termbases, more than 1000 terms, and it's very easy to maintain terms. So, the question, what exceptional features has specialized software which could make the life easier comparing to what I listed above?


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Artem Vakhitov  Identity Verified
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Also wonder about the price for the Web version of Logiterm Mar 14

I too would like to know how much the Web version of Logiterm costs.

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