Memsource Editor

CAT Pane

The Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) pane displays segmented source text alongside matches from translation memories, term bases, and machine translations. Non-translatable matches are also displayed.

To see more information about a segment in the lower window, click on the segment in the CAT pane.

Hovering over information in the bottom window provides more detail.

Note

If a Term has a note or usage information, it is tagged with an asterisk (*).

CAT Result Ordering

CAT results are displayed in the following order and are color coded:

  1. Green - Best translation memory or non-translatable match, based on the score.

  2. Yellow - Term base items (If there is a preferred term, it will be placed at top.)

  3. Orange - Translation memory, non-translatable, or MTQE based on scores.

  4. Blue - Machine translations (with no MTQE score).

  5. Pink - Sub-segment TM (S).

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Translation Memory Matches

  • 101% - An in-context translation memory match.

    A greater than a 100% match indicates the context also matches what is saved in the TM.

  • 100% - An exact translation memory match.

  • 78% - A fuzzy translation memory match (anything below 100%).

  • S  - A subsegment match.

    If a smaller part of the original text was previously translated as a short segment, the CAT pane will display it even though the match is lower then the threshold set in the Editor's Preference.

  • The downward arrow () indicates TM penalization.

    A project manager can set penalties for low quality TM matches in order to ensure they are reviewed. 100% matches, for example, may be shown as 95% matches.

Term Base Matches

  • TB indicates a suggested term from a term base.

  • An asterisk on a term indicates that a Note or Usage Information is available.

  • TB in grey indicates a New term that has not yet been approved.

  • A term in red indicates a term that has been rejected and should not be used during translation.

Non-translatable Matches

A non-translatable (NT) is text that does not require translation. Memsource AI identifies these texts and suggests them as NT matches. Depending on AI accuracy, the NT match is either 100% or 99% and are likely to be a segment not requiring translation but should still be reviewed by a linguist.

Display of the NT score in the Memsource Editor is optional and there are two settings:

  • NT with no score displayed with a white background in the score column and CAT pane

  • NT with score displayed as dash underlined green 100 or orange 99 in the score column and the CAT pane

To see match details:

  • Hover over the underlined score.

  • Click on the match in the CAT pane.

Machine Translation and MTQE Matches

If enabled, the Memsource MTQE feature enables users to analyze a job and provides a percentage score for machine translation suggestions at the segment level before any post-editing is done.

MTQE Scores:

  • 100%: Perfect MT output - post-editing likely not required.

  • 99%: Near-perfect MT output - minor post-editing required; likely formatting or punctuation issues.

  • 75%: Good MT match, some human post-editing required.

  • No score: MTQE cannot confidently identify the quality. Output should be checked by a Linguist.

CAT Pane Preferences

To set CAT Pane preferences, follow these steps:

  1. From the Tools menu, select Preferences.

    The PREFERENCES windows opens.

  2. Select the CAT tab.

    Available options:

    • Translation Memory (TM)

      Set the Minimum match rate for translation memory matches to be displayed and used for pre-translations.

    • After confirming a segment, jump to the

      Select the desired behavior after confirming a segment.

    • Pre-translate

      • Enable/disable the auto-propagation of repetitions.

        Admins and Project Managers can decide if the translations of repeated source text segments are automatically inserted into the corresponding target text segments. They can also choose whether Linguist users can control this setting.

        For more information, see How to Be Secure with Memsource

      • Set Pre-translate options to control the behavior of pre-translating the next segment that the user jumps to after confirming a segment.

      • If machine translation is available for a project, Insert MT will pre-translate segments with machine translation when a translation memory match above the minimum specified threshold is not available.

  3. Click Save.

    CAT preferences are saved for the editor.

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