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Knowledge Base Dictionary

This article outlines terminology usage across the LILT Platform and Knowledge Base.

LILT Platform

Data Sources

  • Data Source: A collection of translation memory and termbase entries.

    • A translation memory is a collection of previously translated segments.

    • A termbase is a glossary of terms that helps to maintain consistent terminology usage.

  • TM File: A TMX file containing a collection of TM entries.

  • TM Entry: An individual source/target segment. Entries will be added to the Translation Memory when any of the following actions occur:

  • TB File: A CSV, TBX, or XLSX file containing a collection of TB entries.

  • TB Entry: An individual source/target phrase. TB entries are added to a Translation Memory via:

General terminology

  • BLEU score: A value between 0 and 1 indicating how closely matched a machine-translated segment is to a good quality reference translation. This value is useful in evaluating the quality of machine-translated text.

  • Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT): Human translation completed with help from computer software. This is also sometimes referred to as machine-assisted translation.

  • Do Not Translate (DNT): Phrases, terms or sections of text that should not be translated, such as mathematical expressions or variable names in code. These are also sometimes referred to as Non-Translatables.

  • Machine Translation (MT): Automated translation completed by the computer without a human translator. LILT's Contextual AI Engine generates a form of machine translation.

  • Machine Translation Post-Editing (MTPE): A task assigned to a human translator to post-edit machine translations, often with the goal of achieving human-quality translation results.

  • Translation Management System (TMS): Software that helps manage and automate the translation process by:

    • Organizing localization workflow.

    • Tracking progress of translation projects.

    • Reducing manual tasks via automation.

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