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Controlling glossary matching

I have a question about what can be called "partial" glossary matches.

Partial match Type 1

When a glossary contains the term "all," then "all" as part of the term "usually" is highlighted.

Partial match Type 2

When a glossary contains the term "merchandise item;merchandise items" (two alternative entries), then, for a source sentence like "a number of merchandise items," both entries (singular and plural) are separately displayed on the glossary pane.

My question here is, is it possible to control this (e.g., elect not to display these partial matches)? It seems prefix matching has something to do with this, but I'm not sure.


Hi Igor,

Does this mean that you'll be providing new features primarily via the TM-Town platform, requiring an on line connection? What is your path of development?


CafeTran User

Hello Hans,

Lucene search engine implementation is a feature provided by TM-Town and CafeTran makes use of it via the available APIs the same way it uses the available APIs provided by Google Translate and Microsoft Translator MT services. CafeTran's path of development is independent but when there are available APIs which enhance functionality of the program, it is naturally enjoyable and practical to implement the connection between the tools. TM-Town gives translators very nice, cloud-based search and management tools for TMs and glossaries. CafeTran has always given choice for translators. It does not force you to use Google Translate, MS Translator or TM-Town services. You can use them in your work flow only if you find them useful.


Hi Igor,

What about the semi-colon characters and pipe characters in the glossary (both at the source and target sides)?

If I upload my glossaries to TM-Town, apart from the Lucene thing, will it work the same way as CT (e.g. giving/displaying matches, auto-assembling, regex.. etc.)?


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Hello Igor, What is your reason not to add this tokenizer to CT directly? I can see disadvantages to uploading glossaries to the cloud. Hans

Hello Kwang,

Please see Kevin's reply here:


Hello Hans,

Sure, CT could hook the Lucene engine directly but it might mean changing the emphasis from the user's control of terms for auto-assembling purposes to fuzziness that Lucene engine provides. By searching glossaries via TM-Town, you can have both type of searches available (CafeTran's and TM-Town's search engines) without any conflicts.


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