How to import TBX files into Trados Translation Memory (TMX)

TBX, short as TermBase eXchange, is an open, XML-based standard used for interchange of terminology data including detailed lexical information. It has been approved as an international standard by the Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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Three Ways to Create TM

Suppose there is a totally new project coming to you without TM, but with relevant reference files, such as the previous translated files, glossary and so on, but no TM. Could I use the reference file to create a TM for better use? The answer is “YES”. In order to use reference files effectively and expedite the translation speed without sacrifice the quality, you can use one of the below three ways to create TM to make leverage for translated segments.

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A special way to resurrect A TM

As all of us know that a complete set of TM consists of five files (tmw, iix, mdf, mtf, mwf), however, there is still some translators who are not so familiar with Trados may send you such “TM”. If only tmw file is available, it cannot be opened. We should be provided the completed five files or txt/tmx file exported from TWB.
Supposed that you are only provided a .tmw file is there a way to get usable TM? Yes, don’t worry; this is a very easy, but effective ways to “create” a usable TM based on the single tmw file.

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TRADOS _ Translation Memory

For some long-term project which needs to maintain the consistency and accuracy throughout the project, we should familiar with some CAT tools, because CAT tools help us to maintain translation memories and use previously translated sentences/phrases/words. They also save lot of time as previously translated sentence need not to be translated again.

/ by susanna