Create and Edit Terms

Create a New Term

To create a new term in Memsource web application, open the term base and click on the New button. The Terms dialogue window will be displayed. Here you can add new source and target terms or their synonyms. If your term base is multilingual, the terms can be added in all languages at once.

It is also possible to add a term in one target language even when that term already exists in other TB languages. You can do this by hovering the mouse over the empty target and clicking on the blue plus sign (+) as shown below:

Add or Edit a Term's Attributes

You can add or edit the attributes of your terms or the term concept. These attributes will be visible in the Memsource Editors to the linguists. Click on the term in question and the editing window will open.


Term's Attributes

In the Edit Term section, you'll find a list of the term's attributes that you can edit:

  • Term
  • Language
  • Status (New or Approved)
    • Terms added by Linguists have the New status by default.
    • Terms created by Project Managers, Guests, or Terminologists (Linguists with special terminology user rights) have the status Approved.
    • Linguists may only edit terms with the New status, including those created by other Linguist users.
    • Project Managers, Guests, or Terminologists may edit any term and can set the term status (e.g. from New to Approved).
  • Preferred
    • If there are multiple terms that are similar, it is possible to mark one as the Preferred term.
  • Forbidden
    • When a term is marked as Forbidden, Linguists will be informed to not use it. The QA check will show a warning if this term is used in the target.
  • Case Sensitive
  • Match Type (Fuzzy or Exact)
    • Fuzzy matches will also show results for "cars" if the term that searched for is "car". For languages with rich morphology, a pipe can be used to improve matching (meaning that morpholog|y will also match morpholog|ic).
    • Exact matches will, of course, only match that exact term.
  • Usage Example
    • A usage example for the target term will be displayed in the Memsource Editor. This can help provide context for a term and minimize errors.
  • Note
    • When creating a note, be aware that only the note set for the target term will be displayed in the Memsource Editor.

Concept Attributes

The Concept groups the source term with its translations and synonyms. The Concept can have these attributes:

  • Domain
  • Subdomain
  • URL
  • Definition
  • Concept Note

Concept Attributes

Term Details

Under the Edit Term section, there is another section called Term Details. These details are filled out automatically and cannot be changed. They are:

  • Created (date)
  • Created by (Only Memsource users will be displayed.)
  • Last modified (date)
  • Last modified by (Only Memsource users will be displayed.)

All of these attributes can be set for both TBX import/export as well as for XLS import/export.

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