How to Create an AutoSuggest Dictionary

This topic describes how to create AutoSuggest dictionaries. AutoSuggest dictionaries contain phrases extracted from translation memories (*.sdltm) or *.tmx files that can be used in AutoSuggest.

To create an AutoSuggest dictionary:

  1. Choose where you want to create the AutoSuggest dictionary:

To setup

Select

a default AutoSuggest dictionary for a language pair,

Tools > Options from the menu bar to display the Options dialog box.

NOTE

Default AutoSuggest dictionaries are used when you create a project or start a new translation using the Open Document command.

an AutoSuggest dictionary to use in your active document,

Project > Project Settings from the menu bar in the Editor view to display the Project Settings dialog box.

an AutoSuggest dictionary to use in your active project,

Project > Project Settings from the menu bar to display the Project Settings dialog box.

  1. Select Language Pairs > [Source Language Name - Target Language Name ] > AutoSuggest Dictionaries from the navigation tree. The AutoSuggest Dictionaries are displayed in the right pane.

  2. Click Generate. The Select Translation Memory page of the New AutoSuggest Dictionary wizard is displayed.

  3. Click Browse and select a translation memory (*.sdltm) or *.tmx file from which to extract words or phrases for the AutoSuggest dictionary.

NOTE

The selected translation memory must have at least 25,000 translation units to generate an AutoSuggest dictionary.

  1. Click Next. The AutoSuggest Dictionary Settings page is displayed.

  2. Complete the AutoSuggest Dictionary Settings page:

NOTE

You can only create filters to apply against data extracted from a translation memory (*.sdltm file) and not from a *.tmx file.

  1. Click Next. The AutoSuggest Dictionary Memory Usage page is displayed.

  2. On the AutoSuggest Dictionary Creation Memory Usage you specify how many translation units are processed against the filter and language directions specified from the translation memory or TMX file. This defaults to a specified number based on the memory available on the machine on which you are creating the AutoSuggest dictionary. Click Next to accept the recommended number.

NOTE

You may need to reduce this number if you receive an error message indicating that you do not have enough memory to create the dictionary.

  1. Click Next. The AutoSuggest Dictionary Location page is displayed.

  2. If you want to specify a different location to save the new AutoSuggest Dictionary, click Browse and select a new location.

  3. Click Finish to create the AutoSuggest dictionary. The Creating AutoSuggest Dictionary is displayed.

  4. When the dictionary has finished creating, the items on this page are listed as Complete. Click Close.

The dictionary is added to the list of selected AutoSuggest Dictionaries.

 

NOTE

In order to use the AutoSuggest dictionary as a source for AutoSuggest, you must first select the AutoSuggest dictionary option to enable AutoSuggest.

 

 

Related Topics

Overview: AutoSuggest

Options Dialog Box: AutoSuggest

AutoSuggest Dictionaries

How to Add an AutoSuggest Dictionary

How to Add AutoText Entries

How to Import AutoText Entries

How to Enable AutoSuggest

How to Use AutoSuggest

How to Add an AutoSuggest Dictionary