The Segment Context sidebar menu in Lilt has several tools to help linguists maintain consistent translation across a given document. It provides access to information stored in the Project's associated Lilt Memory. This information is broken down into three main elements:
- Translation Memory (TM) matches
- Termbase (TB) matches
- Segment Metadata
When a segment is brought into focus, the Segment Context search field automatically populates with the segment source text and displays the search results. You can modify the search as needed by editing the text in the search field and then clicking the
Terms from any associated Termbases or glossaries in the Lilt Memory will display as result suggestions.
Note that terms must be been marked as reviewed to appear in the suggestion area at the bottom of the Editor segments.
If there are any matching TM entries for the segments in focus, they will appear in the segment context menu with the match percentage and metadata for the entry. The highest percentage match appears at the top of the list, and any duplicate entries are noted. The menu shows TM matches down to 75%.
If there are any identical TM entries in the associated Lilt Memory, the
Segment context pane will display so. Click the
identical results dropdown to display the attributed user and timestamp for each identical TM entry.
Termbases and metadata
When importing files, Lilt looks for and imports metadata based on common patterns, such as Excel cell locations, JSON keys, web page property types, etc. If your file is highly customized or provides metadata in an alternate method, that metadata may not show up on the Segment Metadata section of the Segment Context sidebar. Metadata fields can also be added inside the Lilt application, as described in the following articles:
Metadata typically is structured into relevant information for a given word or phrase in regard to the part of speech, participle, case, as well as links to image context.
If there is metadata available for a Termbase entry, there will be a green
Context available button on the entry in the
Segment context sidebar. Clicking on the button displays the metadata for the entry. To collapse the metadata display, click on the
X in the upper-right of the display.