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Managing Termbase and Translation Memory Entries

Managing your Termbase (TB) and Translation Memory (TM) entries in Data Sources is an important part of localization. For this reason, LILT provides tools for adding and editing entries directly within the application.

Termbases and Translation Memories are housed inside Data Sources, which are managed through the Manage > Data Sources tab.

TB/TM entries can be added to a Data Source in several ways:

TB/TM can also be exported (for backup or use outside of LILT), as described in the Managing Data Sources in LILT article.

Managing entries

To edit existing TTM entries in a Data Source, navigate into the desired Data Source and open the Manage entries page on the tabs at the top of the page.

Editing an Entry

Click Edit on the right hand side of the Data Source card to see further information your Data Source.

From here, you will be able to Manage Resources, Manage Entries, and change your Settings

Under Manage Resources, you will be able to upload your files. Files supported include Data Source (TM), Data source (TM, concordance only), Termbase (TB), and Termbase (TB, with header)

Under Manage Entries, you will be able to make changes to your source and target text, see the State of your review, edit the entry, view the metadata, or delete the source/target pair.

Under Settings, you will be able to edit the Data source name, entry statuses, and more custom properties.

  • 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. Reviewed entries are shown to translators in LILT Translate. Draft and Unreviewed entries are not shown to translators in LILT Translate.

  • Custom Fields: Adding a custom field will add the custom field to all entries within the Data Source. Custom fields can hold metadata to provide context to linguists about a given translation. Linguists can view metadata directly in LILT Translate from the Segment Context Menu. Note that custom fields can also be created from the Data Source Settings page, and can only be deleted from the Settings page.

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