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How to quickly fix a TM with multiple incorrectly segmented TUs

If you receive an incorrectly segmented TM from a client (I receive a lot of these, and almost always in .sdltm format), where for example sentences have been cut up into multiple TUs, you can simply:


(1a) export the .sdltm as a TMX from SDL Studio, or

(1b) convert the .sdltm to .tmx using another solution

(2) open the TMX in CafeTran, and 

(3) use Alt+J to join them and fix your TM.


Michael


PS: maybe this could be added to the "Solutions" section above?


 > 1b) convert the .sdltm to .tmx using another solution


Actually, you don't really need another solution. You can create a new TMX (or open an existing one) in CT and then choose "Memory -- Import -- Import SDLTM memory".


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Ct joins these partial segments on the fly during AA.

Interesting. So if I have the sentence, "Onder invloed van die warmtebronnen stijgt de warme lucht en blijft bovenin de ruimte hangen." in my text, CT will automatically assemble the following three TUs: 

(TU 1) Onder invloed van die

(TU 2) warmtebronnen stijgt de warme lucht

(TU 3) en blijft bovenin de ruimte hangen.

=

(TU 1) Under the influence of

(TU 2) these heat sources, warm air rises

(TU 3) and is trapped against the ceiling.

into

(TU 1) Onder invloed van die warmtebronnen stijgt de warme lucht en blijft bovenin de ruimte hangen.

=

(TU 1) Under the influence of these heat sources, warm air rises and is trapped against the ceiling.

… and provide me with a match?

Will this only work in AA (that is, will I only see it if I press F1, or if I have CT set to display the Auto-assembling panel)? Or will it also show up, assembled into a single TU, in my TM pane?

And what happens with segments that only partially match the auto-joined TU? Will the fuzzy matches provided by CT be as good as if I had gone through the trouble of joining the three TUs into one?

Good point Martin!

Hi Michael,


Thanks for the tip!

I always thought I should Alt+Up, not Alt+J


As far as I know, It will not show as a single TU in the TM pane. 

CT joins these TUs only when executing AA, just like normal AA. 

These TUs seem to be treated as a hit. So partial match will not give any good result.


Kwang

Hi Kwang,


Hmm, not sure, I have Alt+J set to JOIN, and Alt+S set to SPLIT. However, I might have changed them, as I have changed quite a few.


Thanks for the extra info. As I don't really rely on AA much (my texts are usually way too different from one another for AA to be of much use), I think I will continue to manually fix the TMs in the way I mentioned.


Michael

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