Urgent: wordcount for similar texts
Thread poster: britta echinger

britta echinger  Identity Verified
Spanish to German
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Dec 14, 2011

A potencial client wants me to offer a prize for the translation of four texts with similar content. He comments to "do the wordcount with Trados because the texts are very similar". I do not have Trados, but am just getting started with Wordfast. Is there an option to do the wordcount as commented with that program? Thank you!

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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:29
Finnish to French
Run an analysis in Wordfast Dec 14, 2011

britta echinger wrote:
A potencial client wants me to offer a prize for the translation of four texts with similar content. He comments to "do the wordcount with Trados because the texts are very similar". I do not have Trados, but am just getting started with Wordfast. Is there an option to do the wordcount as commented with that program? Thank you!

Just run an analysis in Wordfast (Classic or Pro): the analysis report will indicate the number of repeated segments, which should be very close to the number of repetitions in a report produced by Trados. Likewise, the total word counts should be very similar. Just ask your client to run an analysis and compare the results with what you would get in Wordfast.


 

britta echinger  Identity Verified
Spanish to German
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Thank you! Dec 14, 2011

Let's see what they say. Thank you very much! Regards from Madrid, Britta

 

Clinton Muoto  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:29
Member (2009)
Polish to English
28 files for analysis Dec 14, 2011

I have a similar issue, but in my case I have like 28 files for analysis for the same project and Wordfast says it cannot handle more than 20 files at a time. If I split them, then the result will not be accurate because it will not take the total "repetitions" and "no matches" into consideration. Does anybody have any clues how to go about this?
Thanks in advance for the help.

Clinton

[Edited at 2011-12-14 17:42 GMT]


 

LEXpert  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 08:29
Member (2008)
Croatian to English
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@ Clinton - Merge your extra Word files Dec 14, 2011

Clinton, are they Word files?
If so, just merge the extra Word files into one, to bring the number to 20.
In Word 2007, create a blank file, then Insert>Object>From file, select the files to merge.
This will work fine for analysis purposes.


 

Clinton Muoto  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:29
Member (2009)
Polish to English
Merging extra files Dec 15, 2011

Thanks. it worked.

 


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