What is a translation memory and how does it work?

What is a translation memory?
In order to improve both the speed and consistency of our translations, we use translation memories. A translation memory is a database that stores "segments", which can be sentences, paragraphs or sentence-like units (headings, titles or elements in a list) that have previously been translated, in order to aid human translators.

Text analysis
Every text is automatically analysed for repeat segments. You can find this analysis in the assignment overview, where you can also see the earnings.


The translation process
1: Start translating

2: If (part of) the text matches prior translations for this client, this translation will appear as a suggestion (figure 1). You can use this translation simply by clicking on it or by using the arrow keys and the enter key on your keyboard.

3: Only use the suggestion if you feel it's appropriate or if instructed to do so by the client.

4: After you've chosen the suggestion you can edit it freely.



Figure 1


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