This article covers uploading Memory files to new or existing Lilt memories. Uploading Memory files allows you to add your existing translations to a Memory so those translations are populated with the Lilt editor.
You can find the memories for all your projects under the Memories tab on the My Memories page.
If you want to upload a Memory file to a new Memory, you’ll need to start by creating a new empty Memory by clicking the Create New Memory button. For further details, see the article on Creating a Lilt Memory.
Once you have located the Memory you want to upload your Memory files to (whether it’s a new or existing Memory), click the Memory container or the Edit Memory button to open up the Memory view.
On the Memory page, navigate to the Manager Resources page. This page displays all documents that have been uploaded to the Memory.
To add Memory files, click the Upload Memory Files button in the upper-right and select the type of Memory you want to upload. Choosing one of the dropdown options will bring up a file explorer window for you to locate and select the files you want to upload. After you select the files you want and load them into Lilt, you will see the files added within the Manage resource page.
Supported file types: ZIP, CSV, JSON, SDLTM, TBX, TMX, TMQ, TSV, XLSX
Memory files can contain as many terms as you like so long as the file adheres to the TM Size limits. In particular, individual files cannot exceed 200MB. If files exceed this size, you may zip them before upload. Once uploaded, the file will be parsed into individual, editable entries.
When uploading your memory files, it is important to keep in mind that term matching of source text in Lilt is case-sensitive.
- Memory (TM): Choose this option if you want your Memory files to be indexed for Concordance, used to train the MT, and used as TM results.
- Memory (TM, concordance only): Choose this option if you want your Memory files to only be indexed for Concordance but not be used to train the MT and not be used as TM results.
- Termbase (TB): Choose this option if your Termbase document does not have a header and you want all rows to be added in the Termbase translation entries within the Lilt Memory.
- Termbase (TB, with header): Choose this option if your Termbase document has a header row at the top of the file that you want to exclude from adding to the Lilt Memory.
If you load in a Termbase file with metadata, Lilt creates and populates custom fields for each Memory entry as the file is added to the Memory. These metadata can be useful for providing context about translations. Metadata fields for each Memory entry can be modified from within Lilt by opening a term entry for editing. More details on this can be found in the Managing Your Termbases article.
If you upload a Termbase file with metadata fields, you will be presented with a popup form where you will need to map the metadata fields to existing metadata fields or new metadata fields.
Deleting Memory files
To delete a Memory file, select it by clicking the checkbox next to the resource name, then click the Delete button in the upper-right to bring up a popup to confirm you want to permanently delete this resource. Alternatively, you can select all files with the Select All button. If any files are selected, this turns into a Deselect button that will deselect all the resources currently selected. Deleting a resource permanently removes all that resource’s translation entries from the Memory.