WFC: analysis doesn't seem to refer to the TM
Thread poster: Mark Hamlen

Mark Hamlen  Identity Verified
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Jan 29, 2015

I have the impression that when I run an analysis (with the appropriate TM enabled) WFC only examines the repetitions etc. inside the document being analysed. It doesn't seem to be checking against the TM. Am I right?

I'd like to know before accepting a job if I have a lot of text already in the TM that will speed up the job (to help with my scheduling.... not to give a discount). I often work for clients (lawyers) who have ongoing cases and I've translated several documents already in these cases. I'm sometimes surprised when I have almost nothing new to translate in a big file (like a birthday present).

Is there some special procedure for checking a new document against the TM?


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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WFC does refer to the TM Jan 29, 2015

Mark Hamlen wrote:
I have the impression that when I run an analysis (with the appropriate TM enabled) WFC only examines the repetitions etc. inside the document being analysed. It doesn't seem to be checking against the TM. Am I right?


No, I regularly run analyses using WFC against an active TM, and the TM most certainly is taken into account.

If there is no TM, then only repetitions are indicated (the other rows are all zeros). If there is a TM, and there are matches, then the lines for 100% and other percentages also have numbers in them.

Try this: translate one segment in that document (so that the translation is added to the TM), and then remove the segment again (Alt+Delete), and rerun the analysis. It should now have at least one 100% match in the analysis.

What WFC does not do, is calculate internal fuzzy matches. WFP can do that (even if you don't have a licence for it).

[Edited at 2015-01-29 13:56 GMT]


 

Mark Hamlen  Identity Verified
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Thank, Samuel Jan 31, 2015

Now I understand. I was always puzzled by the "repetitions" and then the numbers. Thanks for explaining.

 


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