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Translation memory

A bilingual database which stores previously translated sentences or parts of sentences along with source texts in what is called translation units or segments. Translation memory or TM helps reduce translation costs, improve consistency and reduce time to market. TM is also lays the foundation for modern day machine translation or MT.

Contributors in Translation memory

Translation memory

translation unit

Translation & localization; Translation memory

A source segment and its target translation, plus any additional meta-data such as creator, creation date, modification date, etc.

machine translation

Translation & localization; Localization (L10N)

Machine translation (MT) systems are unlike all of the other tools described in this glossary, because rather than assisting a human translator or other language professional in his or her work, MT ...

project manager

Translation & localization; Internationalization (I18N)

(1) In a translation company, this is the person responsible for total translation project management. (2) In international companies, this title is sometimes given to the person who supervises ...


Translation & localization; Internationalization (I18N)

The process of adapting a product and/or content (including text and non-text elements) to meet the language, cultural, and political expectations and/or requirements of a specific local market ...

translation memory exchange (TMX)

Translation & localization; Translation memory

Standardized translation memory exchange format, designed to allow easier exchange of cross-reference translation memory data between tools and/or translation vendors with little or no loss of ...

translation memory

Translation & localization; Translation memory

A translation memory: database that stores text segments (sentences, paragraphs or sentences - like units such as headings, titles or elements in a list) that have previously been translated, in ...


Translation & localization; Translation memory

1. Done, working, or happening inside a company or organization. 2. Working within a company or organization.

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