|What is the Verification Framework?|
The verification framework is the service build up on the top of the
SDL File Type Support Framework.
It is used for the verification of translated documents.
Users can verify documents in three different ways:
- Interactive verification: the segment is verified immediately
when it is confirmed by the user.
- Document verification (on-demand verification):
all target segments of the document are checked when the user presses the F8 key
in SDL Trados Studio 2014.
- Batch verification: when user perform a Verify
batch task in the project (e.g. in the Files view of SDL Trados Studio 2014).
The verification framework supports three types of verification plug-ins:
- Bilingual verifiers: Bilingual verifiers are used to
check documents of a particular file type for potential problems.
Example: sheet names of MS Excel files must not be longer than 31 characters.
If a sheet name exceeds this length limit during translation,
the intermediary (SDL XLIFF) file cannot be converted back into a valid Excel target file.
To check a translation for violations of this length limit,
you can enhance the MS Excel filter with a bilingual verification plug-in that points
out sheet name translations that are longer than 31 characters.
- Native verifiers: While bilingual verifiers work on
the intermediary (SDL XLIFF) document, native verifiers are applied to the native output format,
e.g. DOC, MIF, XML, etc. Example: You have created a component builder
for a particular XML document type in which the length of a particular element must
not exceed a certain number of characters.
To check the validity of the translated XML output files, you can enhance your
component builder with a verification plug-in that checks whether the
maximum length in the XML target file has been exceeded.
- Global verifiers: Global verifiers are not
associated with a particular file type. They rather apply to any file type.
By default, SDL Trados Studio 2014 is delivered with two global verifiers:
QA Checker and Terminology Verifier.
These plug-ins are used to check any inermediary (SDL XLIFF) files for, e.g. number and
punctuation errors, failure to use the correct terminology, etc.
This means that global verifiers are used to check bilingual documents for
problems that are not specific to a particular file type.
The verification framework allows you to develop additional global verifiers to check
documents for criteria that are not covered by the standard QA Checker
and Terminology Verifier plug-ins.
The verification framework allows the verification plug-ins to create verification messages that can be
viewed in custom message controls.
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