A comparison of translation memory tools

Format: Webinar presentations

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Start time:Jan 12, 2010 12:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Time and date:
January 12th from 16:00 to 17:30 GMT

Language: English

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A comparison of translation memory tools
This is the first of a series of six webinars dedicated to the presentation, comparison and analysis of the main CAT tools available in the market.

Target audience:

• Translators who have never used cat tools.
• Beginner CAT tool users.
• CAT tool users who want to gain an insight on the benefits of the different tools available in the market.

This first webinar will be an overview of the principles of translation memory systems.

This presentation will be followed by five sessions that will be exclusively dedicated to the following tools:

Tuesday Jan 19 from 16:00 to 17:30 GMT
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Tuesday Jan 26 from 16:00 to 17:30 GMT
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Tuesday Feb 2 from 16:00 to 17:30 GMT
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Tuesday Feb 16 from 16:00 to 17:30 GMT
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Atril Déjà vu
Tuesday Feb 23 from 16:00 to 17:30 GMT
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Webinar program
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Part 1: PowerPoint presentation with key features (will be available after the presentation)
  • General information on the company of the tool
  • Overview of different product versions
  • An overview of the different key modules of a translation memory tool
  • Integrated project management
  • Translation memory
  • Translation environment
  • Terminology database
  • Alignment
  • An overview of the supported file formats
  • Price information if available

Part 2: demonstration of the system
  • Translation Memory is prefilled with demo data (tmx file will be available for the participants)
  • Terminology database is prefilled with a couple of entries (csv file will be available for the participants)
  • Translation of a Word document as an example showing the key features of the translation process:
  • Project creation/ import of the document / opening a document
  • Definition of the language combination and integrating a TM and a terminology database for this specific language combination
  • The translation environment and the translation process
  • Finishing a translation
  • Exporting the translation /creating the translation

Part 3: Questions of the participants

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    IMPORTANT:You do not need to have the software installed on your machine, the software features will be presented via the trainer’s machine.


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    Registration & payment information
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    Participation fee for a comparison of translation memory tools webinar:

    Members: 15 USD
    Users: 20 USD

    Click on the buy button on the right to purchase your seat.

    Special offer:
    You can also purchase access to the six(6) sessions(see details of the sessions above) of this series of webinars on CAT tools at 75USD here.

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    Created by
    Nicole Keller    View feedback | View all courses
    Bio: Dr. Nicole Keller holds a degree in translation from English and Spanish to German, having studied at the Institute of Translating and Interpreting in Heidelberg, Germany. After two and a half years of working in the industry, she went back to school and earned her Ph.D., focusing on terminology databases and their integration into the translation memory environment. In 2004 she began lecturing at the Institute of Translating and Interpreting, specializing in the comparison of translation memory systems and terminology databases. She also integrated these tools into hands-on English into German translation courses.

    Today she is a part-time university lecturer in Heidelberg, a freelance trainer and consultant for translation tools technology, and still works as a freelance translator.
    General discussions on this training

    A comparison of translation memory tools

    Alberto Cury
    Local time: 16:30
    Member (2013)
    English to Portuguese
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    The Quality of the Image Video is poorMay 14, 2013

    We can´t clearly see the appearance of each screen software and there is no summary table comparison of each tool ( + and -)


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