Lilt organizes translation data into Lilt Memories. Each Lilt Memory aggregates the following linguist assets:
- Translation Memory (one or many): A collection of source/target TM segments.
- Termbase (zero or many): A collection of source/target TB segments.
- Lilt Engine
Managing your Lilt Memories is an important part of localization. For this reason, Lilt provides tools for adding and editing Lilt Memories directly within the application through the
Memories tab in the upper-right.
Memories tab are two pages:
- My Memories: Displays all Lilt Memories you are the owner of.
- All Memories: Displays all Lilt Memories you are the owner of, in addition to Lilt Memories for Projects where you are the manager.
To search for specific Lilt Memories, start typing in the search bar, and Lilt will actively filter the Lilt Memories that match as you type. Each Lilt Memory is shown as a card with the following information:
- Lilt Memory name
- Lilt Memory languages
- total words within the Lilt Memory
- date the Lilt Memory was last updated
Lilt Memories are sorted by their updated dates, with the most recently updated Lilt Memories appearing at the top of the list.
Creating a Lilt Memory
Lilt Memories can be created at any time under the
Memories tab or during Job Creation.
To create a new Lilt Memories through the
Memories tab, click the
Create New Memory button in the upper-righty.
This will open a popup box with the following fields to fill out in order to create your new Lilt Memory:
- Memory name: The name of the Lilt Memory.
- Source: The source language of the Lilt Memory.
- Target: The target language of the Lilt Memory.
- Adaptive memory: Whether to enable Lilt's Adaptive Memory for MT suggestions.
After filling in the fields, click the
Create button to create the Lilt Memory. Once created, you can Upload Memory Files to it, and you can make use of the Lilt Memory in your Projects.
Note that whenever a Lilt Memory is created that uses a new language pair, Lilt also creates a Default Lilt Memory. Once created, Default Lilt Memories cannot be deleted and will have the display name of
Default, regardless of what the name is set to in under Memory Settings.
Deleting a Lilt Memory
Delete Memory button on a Lilt Memory card opens a popup to confirm that you want to permanently delete the Lilt Memory.
Editing a Lilt Memory
Updating a Lilt Memory will affect all Projects using that Lilt Memory (with no latency). Your translators are guaranteed to always be working with the most up-to-date version of the Memory.
Click on the Lilt Memory's name or the
Edit Memory button to open up the Lilt Memory, where you can edit all the contents and settings of the selected Lilt Memory.
Manage Resources page on the left sidebar lets you Upload Existing Resources to the selected Lilt Memory. Once resources are added to the Lilt Memory, the contained translations will be populated as suggestions within the Editor for any Projects utilizing this Lilt Memory.
Exporting Lilt Memories
If you want to back up or utilize a Lilt Memory outside of Lilt, click the
Export Memory as TMX button on the left sidebar. This will open a popup that prepares the Lilt Memory for download and then lets you download the Lilt Memory as a TMX file.
If you only want to export specific entries of a Lilt Memory, you can do so under the
Manage Memory page by selecting the entries you want to export and then clicking the
TM Entries button.
Managing QA rules
QA rules are a list of phrases that the QA check ignores when searching for QA issues. QA rules are tied to specific Lilt Memories.
Adding and removing QA rules in a Lilt Memory
For users with access to the organization’s Lilt Memories (which by default is Managers and Administrators), QA rules can be added and managed from
Manage QA page, type in the
Search bar to actively filter which rules are displayed.
To remove an existing rule, click on the trash can icon next to the rule.
To add a new QA rule, type the rule into the text box at the bottom and click the check mark.
Adding QA rules from the Editor
For users with
Create/edit terminology data permissions (which by default is Managers and Administrators), QA rules can be added from inside the Editor by following the step below.
- Open the
Filetab and click
Run full QA check. All found errors will be highlighted in red.
- Click on a red highlighted error to open the QA menu.
- In the QA menu, click
Add "[error phrase]" to QA rules. This will add the error phrase to the QA rules of the associated Lilt Memory.
Once an error is added to the QA rules, it will no longer show as an error when running a QA check.
Managing Lilt Memories from Projects
In addition to managing Lilt Memories from the
Memories tab, Lilt allows you to manage a Project’s associated Lilt Memory directly from the Project view. This is done by clicking the
Memory button to open a dropdown menu, and then selecting the dropdown option for the action you want to perform.