IdiomaX Translation Server User`s Manual

IdiomaX Translation Server User`s Manual
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Translation
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Index
Index
1- STRUCTURE OF IDIOMAX TRANSLATION SERVER .............. 1
1.1- What is IdiomaX Translation Server?............................... 1
1.2- Client requirements for using IdiomaX Translation Server3
1.3- Working with IdiomaX Translation Server....................... 4
1.4- Steps to be followed to translate a document.................... 8
2- USER INTERFACE OF IDIOMAX TRANSLATION SERVER .... 10
2.1- Log in as system user. ..................................................... 10
2.2- Configuration options. .................................................... 12
2.3- Translation settings ......................................................... 15
2.4- Text translation ............................................................... 19
2.5- Document translation ...................................................... 21
2.6- Translation of a list document......................................... 27
2.7- Find words and phrases that should not be translated..... 30
2.8- Spell checking and words not found in the dictionary.... 33
2.9- Review the translated document. .................................... 36
2.10- Web page translation..................................................... 39
3- WORKING WITH DICTIONARIES........................................... 41
3.1- Edition of dictionaries..................................................... 43
3.2- Structure of the dictionaries ............................................ 45
3.3- Selection of the dictionary to be used. ............................ 50
3.4- Edition of the general dictionary..................................... 52
3.5-Edition of specialized, private and user dictionaries........ 54
3.6- Do not translate dictionaries ........................................... 57
3.7- Translation memories...................................................... 59
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IdiomaX Translation Server Structure
1- Structure of IdiomaX Translation
Server
1.1- What is IdiomaX Translation Server?
IdiomaX Translation Server is the enterprise translation
solution that offers IdiomaX. This system has been
developed to offer a translation service to authorized users
connected to the company Intranet. Using this service you
can translate whole documents, short texts and Web pages
between several language pairs or simply search for a word
or sentence in one of the translation dictionaries.
Based on a client-server architecture, the system does not
require any software installed on the client PC, it only
needs a web browser and a TCP/IP network. The
translation engine and the Web site are installed in the
server. It is necessary to be a registered user in the system
to be able to use it.
The user, from the computer with the Web browser of his
preference sends the document or the text to be translated
to the translation server. The server carries out the
translation process and sends back the translated document.
This can be an instantaneous process or it can take some
minutes depending on the server load in that moment.
Main features of IdiomaX Translation Server:
1- User interface developed on Web pages. It permits that
clients can use the translator resources without
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installing any software in the computer. They can use
the browser of their preference, so that their PCs can
run on any operating system which doesn’t have to be
obligatory Windows.
2- Developed on ASP.NET version 2.0 for “Microsoft
Internet Information Server”.
3- It uses a “Microsoft SQL Server” database to save the
system information related to users, translations,
dictionaries, etc.
4- It permits the translation of short texts, documents and
Web pages.
5- Several dictionaries can be used during translation: user
dictionaries, do not translate dictionaries, specialized
dictionaries, translation memories and general
dictionaries.
6- The dictionaries can be shared at different levels among
the groups created. These can be: company dictionaries,
department dictionaries, group dictionaries and private
dictionaries.
7- It is possible to use translation memories to save the
original and the translated sentence to avoid translating
the same sentence twice.
8- Do not translate dictionaries can be used to save words
or phrases that should not be translated.
9- It includes tools of spell checking and search for words
and phrases that should not be translated. These tools
improve the original text and as a consequence the
quality of the translated text.
10- The manual revision of the translated text is permitted
to improve the translated document in case it is
necessary.
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1.2- Client requirements for using IdiomaX
Translation Server
In order to use the system it is required that the client
computer fulfills the following requirements:
1. Computer of any configuration with a network card of
100 Mbps or higher and a mouse.
2. Any operating system with a TCP/IP connection to the
server and an Internet browser.
3. The security level browser must be set to “Medium
level”, in order to save “cookies” in the client PC and
activate the option of “allow pop-up windows”.
To modify the security level, if your browser is Microsoft
Internet Explorer, you must follow these steps:
1- Start Microsoft Internet Explorer by clicking on the
corresponding icon in the Start menu of your PC.
2- Select the option “Internet Options” from the menu
“Tools” of the program.
3- Mark the “Privacy” tag in the active dialogue.
4- Move the cursor position to “Media” in order to allow
you to save “cookies” in your computer.
5- Deactivate the check mark “Pop-up Blocking” in order
to allow “pop-ups”.
If your browser is different to Internet Explorer, consult in
the help of the installed browser how to change the
mentioned options.
For more details, consult the network administrator.
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1.3- Working with IdiomaX Translation
Server
With IdiomaX Translation Server you can carry out the
following tasks:
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Translation of texts.
Translation of documents.
Translation of Web pages.
Consulting or modification of working dictionaries.
The following figure shows in detail the tasks that can be
carried out in a user working session.
Log in
Working session of the current user
Select the
translation
options
Text
Translation
Web page
Translation
Document
Translation
Dictionary
Edition
Log out
Log in:
This is the first step to use IdiomaX
Translation Server. Only a user registered
by the system administrator can start a
session. If you do not have a valid user
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name and password, you must contact to
the system administrator.
Select the translation options: This step is optional, you
only need to change these options the first
time you use the system or in case you
want to change the selected options.
The options that you can modify are the
following:
1- Select the working language pairs.
2- Change the marks used to mark words
or phrases that you do not want to
translate in the text.
3- Change the markers used to mark the
words not found in the dictionaries.
4- Select the dictionaries that will be used
during the translation process.
IdiomaX Translation Server saves these
parameters creating an environment that
does not change between a working
session and another.
Text Translation: This option allows you to translate a
word, phrase or sentence between the
selected language pairs. The text to be
translated will be typed or copied through
the clipboard with the copy and paste
commands. The text size must be less than
256 characters. If you want to translate
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texts of greater size, you should use the
“Document Translation” Tag.
Web page Translation: This option allows you the quick
translation of a Web page between the
selected language pair. It is necessary to
know the URL of the page to be translated.
This page can be a local page saved in
your PC or a page located in the Intranet
or Internet. It is possible to continue
translating automatically other web site
pages while you navigate in your browser.
Document Translation:
This tag allows you to
translate whole documents. Only the
documents saved in the following formats
will be translated:
1- Microsoft Word (.DOC).
2- Web pages (.HTML).
3- Rich Text Format (.RTF).
4- PDF format.
5- Windows text (.TXT).
This translation mode is not instantaneous
as the previously seen. This one requires a
series of steps, some of them are
obligatory and others are optional. The
first step is to upload the document to the
server. The system places it in a queue to
be translated depending on the server load
and finally, the translated document is
downloaded to the client computer.
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Dictionary Edition: This option allows you to edit and
modify the working dictionaries of the
system in order to add or delete words and
translations.
Log out:
This option closes the active working
session.
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1.4- Steps to be followed to translate a
document.
The steps to be followed in order to translate a document
are the following:
1- Log in to the working session of IdiomaX
Translation Server.
2- Select the translation options, among them, the
translation language pair and the dictionaries that
will be used.
3- Upload the document to be translated to the server.
4- Previous review of the original document with spell
checking, marking the words that should not be
translated and adding the not found words to the
dictionary with their corresponding translations.
This step is very important because guarantees a
better quality in the translated document.
5- Translate the document.
6- Review the translated document. In this optional
step, the translation is reviewed to correct any error.
Besides, you can add the sentences considered as
correct to the translation memories for a later use in
other translations.
7- Download the translated document from the server
to your PC.
8- Log out the current working session.
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The following figure shows the sequence of the steps that
should be carried out:
Log in session
Select the
translation
options
Upload the
document to be
translated
Recommended
Sequence
Revision of
the original
document
Translate the
document
Required
Sequence
Revision of
the translated
document
Download the
translated
document from
the server
Log out
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2- User interface of IdiomaX
Translation Server
2.1- Log in as system user.
To use IdiomaX Translation Server, you should first log in
to a new working session. This requires a valid user name
and password.
The following Web page allows you to log in to the system:
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In this page you should enter the following information:
User: Name of the user that wants to start the working
session.
Password: Valid password for this user. In case you forget
the password, you should notify the system
administrator in order to change your current
password.
Remember user and password: Permits to remember your
user name and password
any time you want to start a
new session in that
computer.
Sign in: Validates the user name and password. If you are
an authorized user, you can start the work with
IdiomaX Translation Server.
Help: Shows the help of the active page.
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2.2- Configuration options.
This page allows you to change the configuration of the
system. These changes are the following:
1- Change password:
The access to the translation
server is protected with a user
policy. To start a working session
you should enter a valid name
and password.
The Web page that allows you to carry out this function is
the following:
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When selecting the option to change the password you will
go to the page that allows you to carry out this action:
In this page, the following information is requested:
Current password: You should introduce the current
password for security reasons.
New Password: Type here the new password.
Repeat password: Type the new password again to avoid
typing errors.
Change:
Save the new password in the system database
to use it the next time you log in to the system.
Go back: Returns to the page of user configuration options.
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Log out: This option closes the working session of the
active user.
Help: Shows the help of the active page.
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2.3- Translation settings
The system allows you to select the following translation
options:
1- Markers to be used for words or sentences that you
do not want to translate in the text.
2- Markers to be used for the words not found in the
dictionaries.
3- Dictionaries that will be used to search for words to
be translated.
The Web page that allows you to carry out this function is
the following:
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In this page, it is possible to configure the following
elements:
Language: You should select the language pair of the
working dictionaries that you will use during
translation. The following list has the available
language pairs:
•
From Spanish to English
•
From Spanish to Italian
•
From English to Spanish
•
From English to Italian
•
From French to English
•
From Italian to Spanish
•
From Italian to English
•
From Italian to French
•
From French to Italian
•
From French to English
Do not translate marks: Allows you to define the marks
that are a combination of
characters to be placed at the
beginning and at the end of the
words or phrases that you do not
want to translate. It is necessary
to choose a sequence of
characters that never appears in
the document because that will
confuse the translation engine
when interpreting the text.
Not found word marks: Allows you to define the marks
that are a combination of
characters to be placed at the
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beginning and at the end of the
words not found in the working
dictionaries and therefore they
could not be translated. These
marks will appear in the
translated text and they will help
in the manual correction of the
document.
Types of dictionaries: Allows you to select the dictionary
type that will be added to the active
dictionary list for translation
These dictionaries are the following:
• Specialized dictionaries.
• User dictionaries.
• Do
not
translate
word
dictionaries.
• Translation memories.
Available dictionaries: Allows you to assign the working
dictionaries that with the general and
private user dictionary will be used
for searching the words to be
translated. You should select a
configuration of dictionaries for each
one of the translation language pairs
used.
The dictionaries that you can select
are
those
that
the
system
administrator assigned you with
permissions of use, granted not only
directly but also through the groups
where you belong to.
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Active dictionaries: Shows a list with the active dictionaries
for translation.
>: Adds the selected dictionary to the active dictionary list.
<: Deletes the selected dictionary from the active dictionary
list.
<<: Empties the active dictionary list.
Log out: This option closes the working session of the
active user.
Help: Shows the help of the active page.
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2.4- Text translation
This option offers the user the possibility of translating a
short text between the selected language pair in a quick and
easy way.
The Web page that allows you to carry out this function is
the following:
In this page the following elements appear:
Original sentence: Allows you to edit the word, sentence
or text that you want to translate. The
maximum text size will be 256
characters.
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Translated sentence: Shows the result of the translation.
Language: Allows you to select the translation language
pair.
Translate: Carries out the translation of the original text.
Log out: This option closes the working session of the
active user.
Help: Shows the help of the active page.
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2.5- Document translation
This page permits the translation of documents through the
translation server. This process is made in several steps:
1- Select and upload the document that you want to
translate to the server.
2- Review the document to mark the words that should not
be translated, as well as check the spelling and add the
not found words to the translation dictionary.
3- Start the translation process. For this the server places
the selected document in a queue of documents to be
translated.
4- Review the translated document to edit the original or
translated text, retranslate sentences with problems and
add the correct sentences to the translation memory.
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The following figure shows the order of the steps for the
translation of a document:
Upload the document to
the translation server
Documents in the
translation server
Mark do not translate
words or phrases
Spell checking and search
the words that were not
found in the dictionaries
Translate the
document
Translated documents in the
translation server
Optional
Revision of the
translated document
Obligatory
Download the translated
document from the server
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The Web page that allows you to carry out this function is
the following:
In this page the following elements appear:
List of translation documents: Shows a list with the names
of the documents that have been uploaded to
the translation server to be translated, as
well as the date in which they have been
sent as well as the translation status. This
status can be one of the following:
1- Untranslated:
The document
been uploaded to
translation server, but
translation order has
been given yet.
has
the
the
not
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2- Waiting:
The translation order of the
document has already been
given and it is waiting to be
processed by the server.
3- Translating: The server is translating the
document. During this time
the document cannot be
deleted or modified by the
user. This status can last
some minutes depending on
the document size and the
server load and speed.
4- Translated: The document has been
translated and it can be
downloaded and reviewed
in the user PC.
5- Error:
There was an execution
error in the document
translation
and
the
translation process has been
aborted. The user should
contact
the
system
administrator to solve this
problem.
Delete: Deletes the selected document from the list.
Translate: Begins the translation process of the selected
document. Before beginning the translation you
can review the original document, selecting the
options of marking do not translate words,
checking the spell and adding the words not
found in the translation dictionary.
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This step, previous to the translation of the
document, could be carried out any time you
need it. This option is activated after you have
uploaded the document to the server and before
beginning the translation of it.
When finishing this process you decide if you
will translate the document in that moment or if
this action will be postponed for other occasion.
Refresh: Update the status of the documents that appear in
the list with the status they have in the server.
New document to be translated: Shows the path of the
document that you want to
upload to the translation
server to be translated.
Browse: Allows you to select in the computer the document
that you want to upload to the server to be
translated.
The server allows you to translate the following
types of documents:
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Documents of Microsoft Word (.DOC).
Web pages in HTML format.
Documents in Rich Text Format (RTF).
Documents in PDF format.
Documents in Windows Text (TXT).
The translated document will have the same
format that the original one. When
translating it, the document format is
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preserved. The images found in the
document will remain untouchables, that is,
if they have texts inside, the texts won't be
translated. Some PDF documents contain
images with text inside, so the system won't
be able to translate them completely.
Add: Adds the selected document to the list of documents
to be translated and uploads it to the translation
server.
Download: Allow to download the translated document
from the server to your PC.
Log out: This option closes the working session of the
active user.
Help: Shows the help of the active page.
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2.6- Translation of a list document.
In this page, you can select the options to review the text to
be translated. These options are the following:
1. Selection of the translation language pair.
2. Selection of the specialized dictionaries.
3. Spell checking and search the words not found in
the dictionaries.
4. Mark words or phrases that should not be translated.
The execution of these steps is optional, but advisable if
you want to guarantee a good translation quality. When
arriving to this option, the document is already in the
translation server.
Although in this page you can select the translation
language pair and choose the active specialized
dictionaries, the options selected in the translation option
page will appear by default.
Once the selection of these options has concluded you can
send the document for translating it or you can postpone
this action for other occasion.
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The Web page that allows you to carry out this function is
the following:
In this page the following elements appear:
Language: Allows you to select the language pair in which
you want to translate.
Available specialties: Shows a list of the specialty
dictionaries available for the
translation.
Active specialties: Shows a list of the active specialty
dictionaries for the translation.
>: Adds the selected dictionary to the active dictionary list.
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<: Deletes the selected dictionary from the active dictionary
list.
<<: Empties the dictionary list of active specialties.
Mark words or phrases that should not be translated: Shows
the page that allows you to
mark the words or phrases of
the document so that they are
not translated.
Spell checking and not found words: Shows the page that
allows you to check the spell
of the document and to add
the words that have not been
found to the dictionary.
Translate: Puts the active document in the queue for
documents to be translated in the server.
Go back: Returns to the previous window.
Log out: This option closes the working session of the
active user.
Help: Shows the help of the active page.
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2.7- Find words and phrases that should
not be translated.
This page allows you to search in the sentences of the
active document, the words or phrases that should not be
translated and that should remain in the translated
document as they appear in the original one.
In this case are:
1- Proper nouns.
2- Name or acronyms of institutes, companies, enterprises,
trademarks, etc.
3- Word or phrases written in other language different to
the one of the original document and others.
The Web page that allows you to carry out this function is
the following:
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In this page the following elements appear:
Sentence where the phrase is located: Shows the complete
sentence where the phrase that should not be
translated was found, so that you can observe it in
the context in which it was used.
Move start: Move the beginning of the marked zone, one
word to the right or to the left in the sentence.
Move end: Move the ending of the marked zone, one word
to the right or to the left in the sentence.
Start: Begins the automatic search of the words or phrases
that should not be translated.
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Founded phrase: Shows the text of the phrase that is being
analyzed.
Ignore: Ignores the current phrase and searches the next
one in the document.
Mark: Places the do not translate mark at the beginning
and at the end of the found phrase.
Add to the dictionary: You should select the dictionary
where the found word or phrase will be added
from the list.
Add: Adds the found word or phrase to the dictionary of
do not translate words that you specified.
Go back: Returns to the previous page.
Log out: This option closes the working session of the
active user.
Help: Shows the help of the active page.
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2.8- Spell checking and words not found in
the dictionary.
This page allows you to make the spell checking of the
document, as well as to identify the words that are not in
the dictionaries.
The Web page that allows you to carry out this function is
the following:
In this page the following elements appear:
Sentence with the not found word: Shows the complete
sentence
where
the
misspelled word or the not
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found word appears, so that
you can observe the context
in which it has been used.
Not found word: Shows the word not found in the active
dictionaries.
Begin: Starts the spell checking and the searching of words
not found in the dictionaries.
Change by: Shows the possible word for which the not
found word will be substituted. Here, the
first word of the suggestion list of the spell
checking should appear or you can type
directly the word for which you want to
change the not found word.
Suggestions: Shows a list of suggestions by which the
misspelled word or the not found word can
be changed. When selecting a word from
this list, this one will appear also in the
“Change by” text box.
Ignore: Ignores the current word and searches the next
word in the text.
Change: It changes the misspelled word or the not found
word by the one that appears in the “Change by”
text box.
Mark: Puts the do not translate marks at the beginning and
at the end of the word or phrase not found.
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Translation: Translation that will be given to the word not
found to be added to the selected dictionary.
Grammatical type: Shows a list of the grammatical types
permitted in the translation system. Here you
should choose the grammatical type of the not
found word to be added to the dictionary.
Gender: Gender of the not found word. It must be
masculine or feminine.
Number: Number of the not found word. It must be
singular or plural.
Add to the dictionary: Shows a list with the dictionaries
where the word can be added. The dictionaries
that appear here are those that have the
permission of modification for the user of the
active session.
Add: Adds the word with its translation in the selected
dictionary.
Go back: Returns to the previous page. If the review of the
original document has been finished, select
“Translate” to begin the translation of the
document.
Log out: This option closes the working session of the
active user.
Help: Shows the help of the active page.
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2.9- Review the translated document.
This option allows you to review the translated text. It is
optional, but advisable because you will be able to fix some
errors introduced during the translation process.
In this step, you can carry out the following tasks:
1. Manual correction of the original and translated
text.
2. Retranslate a sentence.
3. Add the original and translated sentence to the
specified translation memory.
The Web page that allows you to carry out this function is
the following:
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In this page the following elements appear:
Go: Allows you to introduce the number of the sentence
that you want to review.
Navigation bar: Allows you to move among the sentences
of the document. It is possible to show in a
quick and simple way the first sentence,
last sentence, previous sentence, next
sentence, with only moving the cursor of
the bar.
Original sentence: Shows and allows you to edit a sentence
of the original text.
Translated sentence: Shows the translated sentence and
allows the user to modify it.
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Do not translate: The original sentence is not translated, it
is copied to the translated sentence.
Translate again: Retranslates the original sentence with the
changes made on it. If changed were made to
the translated sentence, these changes will be
lost when selecting this option.
Save: Saves the changes made to the current sentence of the
document.
Add to translation memory: Shows a list with the
dictionaries of translation memories that the
user has assigned to select one to add the
sentences.
Add: Adds the original sentence and the translated sentence
to the selected translation memory.
Add all: Adds all sentences of the document to the selected
translation memory. To select this option the user
must be sure that all of the sentences of the text
have been reviewed and are correct.
These two last options allow that the next time
that you are going to translate a document, if it
has sentences that appear in the dictionary of
translation memory, they will be translated with
the corresponding translations stored on it.
Go back: Returns to the previous page.
Log out: This option closes the working session of the
active user.
Help: Shows the help of the active page.
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2.10- Web page translation.
This page allows you to select the URL of a Web page and
translate it to the selected language.
In this page the following elements appear:
Language: Allows you to select the language pair in which
you want to make the translation.
Available specialties: Shows a list of the specialty
dictionaries that are available for the
translation.
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Active specialties: Shows a list with the specialty
dictionaries that will be use in the
translation process.
>: Adds the selected dictionary to the list of active
dictionaries.
<: Deletes the selected dictionary from the list of active
dictionaries.
<<: Empties the list of active specialty dictionaries.
URL of the page to be translated: You should type or copy
through the clipboard the URL of
the page that you want to
translate.
Translate: Allows you to translate the content of the
specified page showing it in the Internet
browser that you have installed.
Once the first page has been translated, you can
continue navigating through the links translating
the new pages automatically.
Log out: This option closes the working session of the
active user.
Help: Shows the help of the active page.
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Working with dictionaries
3- Working with dictionaries
To translate a text the translation server searches the words
of the original text in the active dictionaries. These
dictionaries are classified in different types according to the
information they store. These types are the following:
1- General dictionary:
It is the main dictionary supplied
by IdiomaX for each translation
language pair. This can never be
modified or deleted.
2- Specialties dictionaries: These are the dictionaries
supplied by IdiomaX where the
principal terms used for each
translation specialty are stored.
3- Private user dictionary: You can use this dictionary to
add your own terms and
translations for your private use.
4- User dictionaries: These are dictionaries that contain
words of general or specific use
common to one or more groups
in the company.
5- Do not translate dictionaries: These are dictionaries
where the words that should not
be translated are stored.
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6- Translation memories: These are dictionaries where a
set of sentences are saved with its
translations. The sentences pairs
that are stored are those that have
a good quality after the
translation and it is possible to
reuse them later in the translation
process.
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3.1- Edition of dictionaries
The edition of dictionaries is one of the more useful tools
than IdiomaX Translation Server has. With this tool you
can modify, delete or add new words in the dictionaries.
When carrying out this operation, you will be able to
improve the quality of the translation and customize the
machine translation system to your needs.
The order of priority in the search of a word in the
dictionaries for the translation is the following:
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Translation memories
Dictionaries of do not translate words
Private user dictionary
User dictionaries
Specialized dictionaries
General dictionary
The words or phrases will be searched in the dictionaries
according to the order of priority defined previously. First,
they are searched in the translation memories, if they are
not there, they will be searched in the dictionaries of not
translated words and so on until reaching the general
dictionary if it was necessary.
For the dictionaries that are in the same category, the
search order is established according to the order in which
they have been chosen in the “Dictionary selection” page.
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The active dictionaries in each category conform the list of
working dictionaries of the user and this can be different
for each language pair. This list is created, modified and
stored from the page of “System options”.
If you want to add or modify a word in the dictionaries, you
should select the “Dictionary edition” option in the icon bar
that appears at the left of the program and you will select
the dictionary to carry out the addition. You must keep in
mind the following:
1- If you have the “Modify” permission on the selected
dictionary, you could edit it where the translation that
you want to modify appears and change it.
2- If you do not have the “Modify” permission on the
selected dictionary, you should select another
dictionary where you do have the permission and that
has a higher priority level in the search, to modify or
add the word. The system will find first the word in this
dictionary because it has a higher priority order than the
dictionary where you did not have the permission.
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3.2- Structure of the dictionaries
The dictionaries of IdiomaX Translation Server have the
following structure:
1- A “Key” field to save the words, phrases or sentences
in the source language.
2- A “Translation” field to save the corresponding
translations in the target language.
The content of these fields is the following:
Key: In this field, it is possible to save all the words and
phrases of the source language. According to the
type of dictionary that you edit, it will be the terms
that it contains:
• Specialized dictionaries: Store the terms more
used for each specialty.
• User dictionaries: Contain words of general or
specific use common to one or
more groups in the company.
• Private user dictionary: Stores the terms that will
be used only for the user of this
dictionary.
• Translation memories: Contain the sentences of
source texts.
• Do not translate words: Stores the words that you
do not want to translate.
• General dictionary: Stores the general terms of the
source language.
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Translation: Stores the translations of the keys to the
target language.
In order to improve the use of the dictionaries, there is a
language of wildcards that allows you to save common
sentences using variables that are substituted by different
types of words.
For example, the following phrases:
“… on January 2006”
“… on April 2003”
“… on July 2000”
“… on August 1998”
It is possible to group them with the following pattern:
on <month name> <number>.
In the English to Spanish dictionary it is possible to save
the following phrase:
Key:
on [NM1] [NN1]
Translation: en [NM1] del año [NN1]
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In the same way in the Spanish to English dictionary, it is
possible to introduce the following term:
Key:
en [NM1] del año [NN1]
Translation: on [NM1] [NN1]
In this way, it is possible to translate all the phrases that
match the rule described for the key, substituting the
variable fields by the translation of the words that match.
There are in the dictionary language a series of variables
that permits to group common terms. These are the
following:
Variable
[NN1], [NN2], ... [NN#]
Associated term
Any number, where [NN1]
refers to the first number that
appears in the sentence,
[NN2] to the second and so
on.
E.g.: 23, 467, 1200 …
[MV1], [MV2], … [MV#] A number in letters.
E.g.: two, three, four…
[NM1], [NM2], … [NM#] A month name.
E.g.:
January,
February,
April…
<LL1>, <LL2>, … <LL#> Any letter of the alphabet.
E.g.: a, e, n, j…
NP1, NP2, … NP#
A proper noun.
E.g.: George, Mary, John…
[DD1], [DD2], … [DD#]
An adverb.
E.g.: much, there, now …
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The number that accompanies the variable indicates the
order of occurrence of the word in the phrase, in case there
are multiple words of the same type.
For example:
“Today is January 23 1998”
In the dictionary language, this sentence could be written
as:
“Today is [NN1] [NM1] [NN2]”
Where: [NN1] is the first number in the phrase.
[NN2] is the second number in the phrase.
[NM1] is the first name of month in the phrase.
In a phrase the verb that is conjugated should be between
<> and the adjective that will be coordinated should have
an asterisk (*) behind.
Example:
1- The verb is conjugated in function of the verbal tense in
which the phrase is used.
Dictionary
Key: “go to”
Translation: “<ir> a”
Results
Yo voy a
Tú vas a
El/ella va a
Nosotros vamos a
Vosotros vais a
Ellos/ellas van a
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Key: “give someone a chance”
Translation: “<dar> una
oportunidad a alguien”
Yo doy una …
Tu das una …
El/ella da una …
Nosotros damos una...
Vosotros dais una...
Ellos/ellas dan una...
2- The adjective agrees in function of the gender and the
number.
Dictionary
Key: “red rose”
Translation: “rosa* roja*”
Key: “beauty spot”
Translation: “lunar* postizo*”
Results
La rosa roja
Las rosas rojas
El lunar postizo
Los lunares postizos
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3.3- Selection of the dictionary to be used.
This is the page that allows you to select the dictionary that
you want to edit among the active dictionaries for the
translation language pair selected by the user.
In this page the following elements appear:
Active dictionary list: Allows you to select the dictionary to
edit. Once it is selected, you will go
to the page of dictionary edition.
This page changes according to the
type of dictionary chosen.
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Log out: This option closes the working session of the
active user.
Help: Shows the help of the active page.
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3.4- Edition of the general dictionary
The general dictionary of the system is supplied by
IdiomaX; it is unique for each translation language pair and
it cannot be modified directly. For this reason when
selecting this dictionary you will go to a page that will
show the content of it but it will not permit to carry out any
modification.
The Web page that allows you to carry out this function is
the following:
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In this page the following elements appear:
Go back: Returns to the page that shows the list of the
dictionaries.
Log out: This option closes the working session of the
active user.
Help: Shows the help of the active page.
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3.5-Edition of specialized, private and user
dictionaries
This page allows you to edit the following types of
dictionaries:
1- Specialized dictionaries.
2- User dictionaries.
3- Private dictionary.
The Web page that allows you to carry out this function is
the following:
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In this page the following elements appear:
On the left side of the page, a list of the words contained in
the dictionary is shown in order that you can search the
word that you will update.
Add word:
Add new words to the dictionary. When
selecting this option, a window to edit the
new word to be added will appear.
Delete word: Deletes the selected word from the active
dictionary.
New type: Add a new grammatical type for the selected
word. When selecting this option, a window
to mark the grammatical type of the
meaning to be added will appear.
New meaning: Add a new meaning for the selected word
in the grammatical type specified.
When selecting this option, a window
to edit the meaning of the word to be
added will appear.
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Save: Saves the added data in the active dictionary.
Go back: Returns to the page that shows the list of the user
active dictionaries for the edition.
In order to add a new word to the dictionary you should
follow these steps:
1- Type the word to be added in the edit box of the upper
left corner to make sure that this word does not exist in
the dictionary.
2- Click on the “Add Word” button.
3- Edit the word to be added in the edit box shown and
click on the “OK” button.
4- Click on the “New Type” button.
5- Select the grammatical type of the word meaning to be
introduced from the list box of valid types that is
shown. Then, click on the “OK” button.
6- Click on the “New meaning” text introduced by default
by the editor and type the meaning of the word for this
grammatical type. Finally accept the selection clicking
the button with the corresponding “OK” icon.
7- Repeat the steps from 4 to 6 for all the meanings and
grammatical types that have the word to be added.
8- Click on the “Save” button to save the changes in the
dictionary.
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3.6- Do not translate dictionaries
This dictionary contains the words that won't be translated
by the machine translation of the system. These words or
phrases will be maintained in the translated text in the same
way they appear in the original one.
The Web page that allows you to carry out this function is
the following:
In this page the following elements appear:
Word list: Shows all the words that the dictionary has.
Delete: Deletes the selected word of the dictionary.
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Add: Adds a new word to the dictionary.
Go back: Returns to the page that shows the dictionary list
for the edition.
Log out: This option closes the working session of the
active user.
Help: Shows the help of the active page.
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3.7- Translation memories
The dictionary of translation memories is a set of sentences
with their corresponding translations to the target language.
These sentences were translated in previous sessions and
for their quality they were stored in dictionaries for their
later use.
When using these dictionaries, it is possible to obtain a
better quality in the translation, principally in the
retranslation of documents, because the machine translator
uses in the process, sentences that have been translated and
reviewed previously so the translation of these sentences
will be perfect.
The Web page that allows you to carry out this function is
the following:
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In this page the following elements appear:
Go: Allows you to introduce the number of the sentence
that you want to show.
Navigation bar: Allows you to move among the sentences
of the dictionary. It is possible to show in
a quick and simple way the first sentence,
last sentence, previous sentence, next
sentence, with only moving the cursor of
the bar.
Original sentence: Shows the original sentence that you
found in the dictionary.
Translated sentence: Shows the translated sentence and
permits its modification.
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Save: Saves in the dictionary the changes made in the
sentences.
Delete: Deletes a sentence pair from the dictionary.
Add: Adds a new sentence pair to the dictionary. When
selecting this option you will go to a new page
that asks you for the original sentence to be
added.
Sentence to be found: Searches a sentence typing the
complete sentence or the initial part of it.
Find:
Searches the sentence or the initial part of the
sentence introduced in the “Sentence to be
searched” edit box. This search is always made
from the beginning of the dictionary, so that if there
exist in the dictionary more than one sentence that
matches the pattern of search, it will identify the
first of them.
Example:
Sentence to be searched: “This is a”
Sentences in the dictionary: “This is a book”,
“This is a pencil”, “This is a test”, etc.
Found Sentence: “This is a book”
Go back: Returns to the page that shows the list of the
dictionaries for the edition.
Log out: This option closes the working session of the
active user.
Help: Shows the help of the active page.
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