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Some questions from a new user

Charlotte asked some interesting questions:


1. What is the difference between “Insert Machine Translation” , “ auto-assembling panel” and “automatic insertion of matches” ???

 

 

2. Am I supposed to see in the pane the entire TM loaded or only the corresponding matches ?

 

3. Same question for glossary

 

4.  I Have loaded a TM consisting of 2731 segments in but when it’s loaded I can see only from segment 2682 to segment 2731

 

5.  How do I get the Google API key ? is it free? Same question for Microsoft translator?

 

6. What is the Machine translation by default in CT? Is it “Mymemory MT” ?

 

7.  In the TM menu :

->what is  the “processing tags” box for?

-> what is “termbase”? ( I thought it applies to a glossary , not a TM)

 

And finally what is the difference between a hit and fuzzy match ?


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H.

1) Why would you want to browse a resource? You can search them by entering a term in the err, search field:

2a) Resources for terms come in two varieties, tab delimited text files (plain text) and TMX termbases (same file structure as TM files). They are saved as *.txt, and *.tmx resp. Both can import Excel files.
2b) According to me, TMX is the best format, by far. According to all the others: *.txt
3)They are stored in the file you created for them. The ProjectTM is stored in the Project folder folder, for all other resources, you'll have to define a path.

What isn't clear to a lot of people: When you create a project by dropping a document on the dashboard, CT creates a folder, and in it: A copy of the original document with the source language in the file name (the original document remains where it is), a project file (with the extension *.xlf), and after finishing the translation and exporting it, the translated document (with the target language in the file name), and optionally, a plain text glossary, the Project Glossary, with the extension *.txt.

When you create a project by dropping another project (Trados, Transit, etc.) on the dashboard, none of the above happens. A project glossary will be saved in the same folder as the dropped project (I think. I don't use *.txt glossaries)


H.
Hi everyone,

Thanks for all the answers ! Very reactive ;)

1) The only thing is that I still can't browse the entire TM : when it's loaded the arrows only allow me the browse the last 50 segments or so ...
I've tried the right click but it does not help ...
Same for glossary.

2) CT reads glossaries in EXCEL and also in plain text tab delimited : what is the best format . what difference does it make for a CT user?

3) Where are the terms/ segments stored : only in the TM and glossary in the CT/java folder or also in the "original" ??
I dont really understand : is it the same whether we open the TM and glossary when opening a new project onto the dahsboard AND when we open them when the project is already open (using the toolbar Memory > open memory). Where are the terms / segments stored ?


(The wording of 'Show memory segments' should be changed too.)

Browse TMs and Termbases:




Browse Glossaries:



Charlotte pointed out an interesting point:


When starting a project, it would be nice to see the very first segments first, and not the last ones. This would be the behavior to expect, wouldn't it? Is there any real advantage when seeing the last segments? The actual CT version shows the whole number of segments anyway.

Thanks for that clarification, Igor. Here we see how we all can learn from the valuable questions of new users. I'll make sure that a description of this browse feature is added to the great wiki.

Afterwards (when navigating from segment to segment), you will only get a number of relevant (similar) matches.


You can also navigate between segments afterwards via the right-click context menu.


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> 4.  I Have loaded a TM consisting of 2731 segments in but when it’s loaded I can see only from segment 2682 to segment 2731


Anytime during the translation, you can browse through both TM and glossary entries via the right-click at the TM or glossary pane and choose the arrow buttons. By default, CafeTran displays 50 segments at a time - one page of 50 segments.


Igor


>1. What is the difference between “Insert Machine Translation” , “ auto-assembling panel” and “automatic insertion of matches” ???


I'm not sure what function “Insert Machine Translation” refers to, where did you find it in the GUI?


The auto-assembling panel is a small window that will show you the results of the auto-assembling process. When you're happy with them, you can instruct CafeTran to insert hem into the Target segment pane. You can call this panel manually (F1) or let CafeTran show it automatically when you navigate to a new segment (either via Edit > Options > Auto-assembling panel, or via Translation > Options > Auto-assembling panel

I guess that “Automatic insertion of matches” (in Edit > Options) refers to the automatic insertion of fuzzy matches, am I right guys? Nope ...:


Automatic insertion of matches

When the option is on, CafeTran inserts the Auto-assembly result straight into the target language box.


2. Am I supposed to see in the pane the entire TM loaded or only the corresponding matches ?


Directly after loading a TM, you can scroll through the whole TM. Afterwards (when navigating from segment to segment), you will only get a number of relevant (similar) matches. You can adjust the number via Edit > Options > Memory > FM display limit (1-6).


3. Same question for glossary


Directly after loading a glossary, you can scroll through the whole glossary. Afterwards (when navigating from segment to segment), you will only get the recognised terms.


4. I Have loaded a TM consisting of 2731 segments in but when it’s loaded I can see only from segment 2682 to segment 2731


You can scroll to the beginning. Hmm, cannot find that button anymore.


5. How do I get the Google API key ? is it free? Same question for Microsoft translator?


You can find that here: http://wordfast.fi/blog/category/cat-tools/


6. What is the Machine translation by default in CT? Is it “Mymemory MT” ?


Yes, it contains results from Google Translate, Bing Translator and their own resources.


7. In the TM menu :


->what is the “processing tags” box for?


For now: just always tick it.


-> what is “termbase”? ( I thought it applies to a glossary , not a TM)


It's an alternative for a glossary that allows fuzzy searching of terms.


Two ways to store terms in CafeTran

• In Termbases which are TMX files

• In Glossaries: tab-delimited, plain-text files




And finally what is the difference between a hit and fuzzy match ?


A FM is a match for a whole segment. A hit is a match for a part of a segment (if I'm not mistaken, but please do correct me if I'm wrong).

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