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Net Rate Schemes

Memsource can calculate net rates for translation memories, machine translation, and non-translatables (NT).

Translation Memory Net Rates

Translation memory net rate schemes have four categories:

  • Repetition: A segment repeated in a document.
  • In-context match: A segment which matches a segment already stored in the translation memory, including its context; the preceding and following segments or context keys match.
  • 100% match: A segment which matches a segment already stored in the translation memory.
  • Fuzzy match: A segment which partially matches a segment already stored in the translation memory. Fuzzy matches can range from 99% down to zero. Fuzzy matches below a 75% match rate are considered new words and are newly translated.

Non-translatables Net Rates  

  • 100% match: A segment identified as content that is unlikely requiring translation but may require checking by a translator.
  • 99% match: A segment identified as content that probably does not require translation, but should be checked by a translator.
  • Fuzzy match: For default analysis, NTs fall only into one of the categories mentioned above. If  post-edited, they can fall into fuzzy ranges in terms of Post-editing analysis.

Machine Translation Net Rates

Memsource measures machine translation quality by comparing machine translation and its final post-edited version at a segment level. The match score is calculated the same way as translation memory matches.
To analyze the post-edited translation against the initial machine translation, launch the Post-editing analysis via the Analyze button under Project.

After opening a post-editing analysis, a net rate scheme can be selected and the pages/words/characters are recalculated. The results are displayed in the Net Rate line.

Working with Net Rate Schemes

When a document for translation is imported into a project, generate a Default analysis against the project's translation memories and identify non-translatables. After opening the analysis, select a net rate scheme to recalculate the pages/words/characters. Results are displayed in the Net Rate line.

Net Rate calculation example

In this example we will work only with TM matches and see how it affects the number of analyzed words.

Net Rate Scheme settings:

  • 0% for 101% TM match
  • 10% for 100% TM match
  • 100% for less then 50% TM match

 Our analyzed job has these matches:

  • 15 words in 101% TM match
  • 10 words in 100% TM match
  • 5 words in less then 50% TM match

The calculation of number of word and the Net Rate percentage: 15 * 0 + 10 * 0.1 + 5 * 1 = 6

Setting up Net Rate Schemes

The net rates work independently of any financial information. The number of units for translation (pages, words, or characters) is decreased based on the selected net rate scheme.

Only Project Managers and Admins can setup Net Rate Schemes. 

To set up a Net Rate Scheme, follow these steps:

  1. From the Setup ( ) page, scroll down to the Financials section. Click on Net Rate Schemes.
  2. The Net Rate Schemes page opens.
  3. Click New
    The Create Net Rate Scheme page opens.
  4. Provide a name for the scheme.
    • Click the Default radio button to make this scheme the default scheme.
  5. Update default values as required.
  6. Click Save.
    The scheme is added to the Net Rate Schemes page.
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