Which is the best database program?
Thread poster: RafaLee

Local time: 05:37
Spanish to English
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Jan 21, 2004

Dear my fellow translators,

Can anyone recommend the best database program for terminology management?

Thank you



Williamson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Flemish to English
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MsAccess Jan 21, 2004

RafaLee wrote:

Dear my fellow translators,

Can anyone recommend the best database program for terminology management?

Thank you




Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:37
German to Spanish
One you can use Jan 21, 2004

The most important thing for so a simple work is to know the programm you want to use.
Access is fine but not so easy to use.
Excel is surely the most efficient, fast and simple way to create a glossary.
CATs users will use his own system like Transit, Trados Multiterm, DVX, etc.
Wordfast has a simple way to create glossaries too (my recommendation)


Rocío Boada del Sol
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English to Spanish
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Multiterm Jan 21, 2004

The tool I prefer is Multiterm.

Although the first time you use it, it can seem complicated, it is a simple tool and the most complete database I have tried. (Access is a good tool, but Trados do not support Access).

You can define the field names, and configure the database as you like. You spend some time at the beginning, but it makes you save time when translating.

I hope this will help,



Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Define "terminology management". Jan 22, 2004

RafaLee wrote:
Can anyone recommend the best database program for terminology management?

1. You'll find that different CAT vendors use different terms for the same thing and similar terms for different things. Hence my question, "define terminology management".

2. Generally if you use a CAT program and it has a term management DB attached to it, then that DB is the best to use with that program. Even if you think a different product works better with your CAT tool than the native tool, keep in mind that the situation might change when you upgrade your CAT tool to the next version, and then you're stuck with a DB in an incompatible format.


Local time: 21:37
English to French
depends what you want to do .. Jan 22, 2004

The simplest to start: mysql and access.
mysql is free..
After years of experience: oracle,db2


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