Sentence patterns coming into CafeTran


The next update of CafeTran will see a new enhancement to auto-assembling called "Sentence patterns". It will allow translators to create translation memory segments with variables in the following form:

All the leaves are {1} and the sky is {2}. = Todas las hojas son color {1} y el cielo es {2}.

Then CafeTran will be able to use terms in glossaries or fragments in translation memories to replace the variables with the found entry, creating a complete translation.

The feature will also let the user set the default exact match for the pattern such as:

All the leaves are {1=brown} and the sky is {2=gray}. = Todas las hojas son color {1=caféy el cielo es {2=gris}.

The order of variables is not fixed so the function may be really useful in auto-assembling when the translation of a sentence has the variable lexical elements in a completely different order.

I call this new improvement "Sentence patterns" as suggested by a user but it would be interesting to know an alternative (or perhaps a standard) term for it.


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Hi, Igor

I'm really surprised that you made it so quickly!

Now, two questions.

(1) Can CT automatically combine "two or more" sentence patterns?

For example:

If you don't like it (= if {1} don't like {2})


fxxk it off (=fxxk {1} off)

(2) Can CT use machine translation to fill a missing word (not found in any local resource) in a sentence pattern?

Thanking you always,



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