Finding repetitions & fuzzy matches in 2 similar documents
Thread poster: Catharine Cellier-Smart

Catharine Cellier-Smart  Identity Verified
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May 11, 2015

I have to quote a client for the translation of a flyer and a brochure.
The flyer is shorter than the brochure and uses some of the same text.

How can I use Wordfast (Pro) to find out the number of repetitions in the flyer without translating the brochure?

I've created a new project and saved both files as txml, but when I run Analyze I'm not getting the repetition and fuzzy matches stats that I know I should be getting. What have I not done right?

Thanks in advance for your help.


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Internal fuzzy matches May 11, 2015

The relevant setting in Wordfast Pro is Calculate Internal Fuzzy matches, located under the Analyze tab of the PM Perspective.

For an explanation of this feature in several CAT tools (including Wordfast Pro) that support it, see:

http://wordfast.fi/blog/cat-tools/2012/09/22/internal-fuzzy-matches-explained/


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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PS: May 11, 2015

You don't need to use a TM for that feature to work, nor to translate the document(s) (analyzing it/them is sufficient). And it doesn't matter if the source content to analyze is found in a single document or scattered over several documents.

 

Catharine Cellier-Smart  Identity Verified
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Thanks Dominique May 11, 2015

Thanks Dominique!

I did wonder if the feature was to be found in PM perspective; I'm not very familiar with it apart from when I generate bilingual files.

P.S. You say "You don't need to use a TM for that feature to work" but when you click on Analyze it says "Please select at least one TM" if you haven't selected one.


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Use an empty TM! May 11, 2015

Catharine Cellier-Smart wrote:
P.S. You say "You don't need to use a TM for that feature to work" but when you click on Analyze it says "Please select at least one TM" if you haven't selected one.

Sorry, if so, just create a new one and select that for the analysis!


 

B D Finch  Identity Verified
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Blank TM May 12, 2015

I have a permanent TM called "Blank for analysis", which is the one I always use for word counts.

 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Same here May 12, 2015

B D Finch wrote:
I have a permanent TM called "Blank for analysis", which is the one I always use for word counts.


Same... mine is called "dummy TM", but it serves the exact same purpose.


 

Catharine Cellier-Smart  Identity Verified
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Good idea May 13, 2015

Thanks, Samuel & BD, that's a good idea.

 


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