Managing your Termbases (TB) and Translation Memories (TM) is an important part of localization. For this reason, Lilt provides tools for adding and editing entries directly within the application.
Termbases are housed inside Lilt Memories, which are managed through the
Memories tab in the upper-right.
To edit the Termbase for a specific Lilt Memory, navigate into the Lilt Memory and open the
Manage Memory page on the left sidebar.
Managing Termbase entries
By default, the
Manage Memory page displays both TB and TM entries. To display only the TB entries, click the
Only Termbase button. To display only the TM entries, click the
Only Memory button.
Termbase entries are displayed with a TB icon and Translation Memories entries are displayed with a TM icon . Each entry displays the source text, target text, review state.
In addition, each entry has the following action buttons:
Delete Termbase Field: Clicking this opens a popup to confirm that you want to permanently delete the entry.
View Metadata: The metadata provides a quick display of all the information about an entry. Any custom fields will be displayed below the approval status.
Edit Termbase: Clicking this brings up a form that allows you to edit the entry. If you make changes to an entry, make sure to click the
Update Entry button to apply the changes you’ve made.
- Source Text: Source text cannot be changed once set. Note that term matching is case-sensitive. If you need to change the source text of an entry, you can delete it and create a new entry.
- Target Text: Use this field to make changes to the translation text.
- Approval Status: Use this field to change the approval status of the entry.
Reviewedentries are shown to translators in the editor.
Unreviewedentries are not shown to translators in the editor.
- Custom Fields: Adding a custom field will add the custom field to all entries within the Lilt Memory. Custom fields can hold metadata to provide context to linguists about a given translation. Linguists can view metadata directly in the Editor from the Segment Context Menu. Note that custom fields can also be created from the Memory Settings page, and can only be deleted from the
If you want to back up or utilize a Termbase outside of Lilt, click on the
Export Termbase as CSV button to bring up a popup that prepares the Termbase for download and then lets you download the Termbase as a CSV file.
If you only want to export specific entries, you can do so under the
Manage Memory tab by selecting the entries you want to export and then clicking the
TB Entries button.
During translation, if a reviewed source term from the Termbase is recognized in a sentence, a tooltip will be displayed with the corresponding target term.
Terms are not visible under the segment context tab unless the terms have been marked as
reviewed. This can be done by a reviewer accepting a segment in the Editor, or by a manager changing the status of the entry manually.
Termbase entries can also be added directly from the translation editor by clicking the
Add New button to bring up the form for creating a new entry: