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Will SDL ever learn the difference between letters and words? (from About Translation blog)

Will SDL ever learn the difference between letters and words? (from About Translation blog) | Translator Tools | Scoop.it

I have been using translation memory tools for about twenty years now. More and more, I’ve come to the conclusion that their most useful feature is not the ability to offer fuzzy and perfect matches (useful as they may be), but rather the concordance search, which can suggest previous translations from segments that are not similar enough to the one you are working on to qualify for a fuzzy match.
And this is why I get so annoyed with SDL: they think that if the memory does not contain the word you are looking for, it is useful to show you words that sort of look like it...

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In all fairness, this fuzziness feature should be more effective when one searches for long phrases, but I totally agree with the author -- it's almost useless for single words in most languages.

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Translation Tribulations: The memoQ TM search tool (by Kevin Lossner)

Translation Tribulations: The memoQ TM search tool (by Kevin Lossner) | Translator Tools | Scoop.it

Release 2 of memoQ 2013 included a new utility which allows memoQ translation memories to be used for lookups: the TM search tool.


When working in other translation environment tools such as SDL Trados Studio or Wordfast, translating text in a word processor or reading PDF files and web pages, selected text can be looked up directly in chosen translation memories and text from the source or target of a translation match can be put in the Clipboard for pasting into the other application...

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Kevin Lossner provides an overview of memoQ TM Search tool introduced in memoQ 2013 R2.

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Stanislav Okhvat's comment, January 9, 12:00 AM
Further benefits of memoQ TM Search tool are explained in a new article by Kevin Lossner: http://www.translationtribulations.com/2014/01/multiple-separate-concordances-with.html
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Simple guide to using AntConc, a concordancing program by Laurence Anthony

This simple guide shows how to use AntConc, a concordancing program by Laurence Anthony at Waseda University. AntConc itself can be downloaded from http://www.antlab.sci.waseda.ac.jp/software.html ;

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