Introduction to Swordfish, a Cross-Platform CAT Tool

Format: Webinar presentations
Topic: Software, tools & computing

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Start time:Dec 23, 2015 17:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Duration: 60 minutes.

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Language:English
Summary:The presenter will walk attendees through a translation project, step by step, using SWORDFISH―a computer-assisted translation tool that is platform independent and works in Windows, Mac, and Linux computers without the need for emulators. Attendees will learn about the file formats compatible with Swordfish and how this tool can be used to open a number of bilingual documents created by other CATs available in the market. Several concepts, including translation memory, terminology database, tags, concordance search, and side-by-side preview will also be reviewed during the presentation.
Description
Attendees will have a chance to learn about SWORDFISH, a computer-assisted translation tool that is platform independent and works in Windows, Mac, and Linux computers without the need for emulators. Swordfish supports several file formats, including Microsoft Office, Office Libre, inDesign, HTML, and PO. It is seamlessly compatible with other CAT tools available in the market, opening a number of bilingual files in XLF, XLIFF, SDLXLIFF, TTX, and TXML. It also imports memory files in TMX or CSV formats, in addition to glossaries in GlossML and TBX formats.

After a brief introduction to what CATs have in common, the presenter will highlight Swordfish features, including its flexible license, the translation engines it interacts with, layout options, segment merging and splitting, and two-column HTML preview. Several concepts, including translation memory, terminology database, tags, concordance search, and side-by-side preview will also be reviewed during the presentation.

Before the Q&A session, the presenter will show how a sample project is translated in Swordfish, indicating the step-by-step process required to complete a translation and boost your productivity.
Target audience
Anyone interested in adding a CAT tool to their process, whether they have never worked with CATs or would like to learn more about an alternative to the CAT they already use.
Learning objectives
» CAT functionalities and terminology
» What are TMs, MTs, and TBs
» File formats
» File conversions
» Database creation
» "Clean" and "Unclean" file concepts
» Quality assurance options
Prerequisites
N/A
Program
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» Course Introduction
» Poll: Have you ever used a CAT?
» What are CAT Tools?
» Swordfish Translation Editor
― File Formats
― Flexible License
― Compatibility
― Translation Engines
» Features
― Layout
― Multiple TMs and Glossaries
― Segment Filters
― Two-Column Proofreading in HTML
» Support
» Video Demo
» Q&A
Virtual platform system requirements (click to expand)
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Safari 6, Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
• Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

Recommendations

• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
• We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.

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Registration and payment information (click to expand)
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• access to webinar session.
• unlimited access to the webinar recording.
• powerpoint slides to remind participants of the key points and lessons learned.
• certificates of attendance.

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Trainer
 Rafa Lombardino    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: RAFA LOMBARDINO is a translator and journalist from Brazil who lives in California. She has been working as a translator since 1997 and, in 2011, started to join forces with self-published authors to translate their work into Portuguese and English. In addition to acting as content curator at eWordNews, she also runs Word Awareness, a small network of professional translators, and coordinates a project called Contemporary Brazilian Short Stories (CBSS) to promote Brazilian literature worldwide.
Comments about this course

Introduction to Swordfish, a Cross-Platform CAT Tool

Marisa Orsi Identity Verified
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How do I access the video for this webinar? Dec 24, 2015

I had to leave before it ended. I would like to access the video asap.
Thank you!


 

Nahit Karataşlı Identity Verified
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Local time: 10:16
English to Turkish
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Just click on the link aboveDec 27, 2015

meorsi23 wrote:

I had to leave before it ended. I would like to access the video asap.
Thank you!


 

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