Apply updated TM changes to translated segments
Thread poster: Biscaygo

Biscaygo  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:51
Member (2011)
Nov 21, 2012

How do I apply the updated TM to already translated segments?

In documents A and B, "this word" was translated as "whatever".
In document A, I have changed the translation of "this word" to "whatever X", and it seems "whatever X" has been committed to the TM.

In document B, "this word" still appears as "whatever".

How do I update the files so that document B shows "whatever X" as the updated translation?

TM Lookup for "this word" produces "whatever X".
Translate or Translate until no match jumps over "whatever" (it has a score of 100) although the TM already contains an updated version.

In Preferences, selected options are:
"Add to TM by overwriting ..."
"Write unedited fuzzy ..."
"Perform TM ... automatically".

In short, how can documents be updated when the translation in the TM has changed?

The project I am dealing with contains 30 files and a large part are cross-repetitions but I don´t know how I can update the 29 remaining files when I do changes in 1 of the files.

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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:51
English to Arabic
PM Perspective Analyze Nov 21, 2012

Biscaygo wrote:

TM Lookup for "this word" produces "whatever X".
Translate or Translate until no match jumps over "whatever" (it has a score of 100) although the TM already contains an updated version.

You can use PM Perspective > Analyze. Make sure you select the percentage required for "Pretranslation". This will overwrite your TXML files. (work on copies just in case.)

If this is about only one word, you can run Find/Replace (Ctrl+H) and apply select to apply the change to all "open files".


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LEXpert  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:51
Member (2008)
Croatian to English
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Similar problem Nov 21, 2012

Oddly, I am having a similar problem, one not previously encountered in my experiences with WFP (3.1). Ran pretranslate from an existing TM, which populated the target with either good matches or the source. However, once working within the file, when translating the 2nd or 3rd instance of an identical segment, or a very nearly identical segment, no match is retrieved from the TM into the target segment, WFP just leaves the copied source text from the pre-trans, and I have find the previous translation and copy/paste or retype.

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