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Setting up machine translation engines

The machine translation engines are set up via the Document Options, Machine translation & Dictionaries tab:

 

In the Activity frame, it is set in which situations the machine translation is activated:

       No machine translation:

When this option is active, machine translation is never activated automatically; nevertheless, it can still be triggered manually via the Machine Translation sub-menu.

       Translate only when there is no TM result:

When this option is active, the machine translation engines are activated when there is no TM match for the segment to be translated.

       Translate every segment:

When this option is active, the machine translation engines are activated for every non-translated segment.

In the Results frame, you can guide the way the machine translation results are presented:

       Show results in Scout (if visible):

When this option is active, the machine translation results are shown in the Scout dialog (for more information, see the Scout).

       Show results in document:

When this option is active, the machine translation results are shown in the document, according to the following settings.

       Show results always in special box:

When this option is active, the machine translation results are always shown in a specially formatted box, even if there are no TM or TDB results, that is, there will be an empty translation box where you can enter the translation manually. The option is helpful if the machine translation results are usually so bad that you have to re-enter the complete translation manually rather than just editing the machine translation (for more details, see next section).

       Show in main translation box if empty:

When this option is active, the machine translation results are not shown in a special box if there are no TM or TDB results. If the machine translation results are so good that editing them is the most efficient way, this option should be selected (for more details, see next section).

In the Servers/programs list, the available machine translation engines are activated and customized. Only the engines available for the given language combination are displayed. This means that if no machine translation engine is available for the given language pair, no machine translation engine is displayed.

Note: If a machine translation engine is missing from the list, please send a note to the MetaTexis support address: support@metatexis.com. If technically possible, the missing engine will be added.

Before a machine translation engine is actually used, you must activate it. To activate an engine, double click on the item in the list, or select it and click the Set selected server active/inactive button. Using the same command, you can set an engine as inactive.

When you click the Display available language pairs button, the available language pairs for the selected machine translation engine are displayed.

If special settings can or have to be made for a translation engine, they are displayed in the Options frame. In the following sub-sections, the available options are explained.

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Setting up Dictionaries

LEC Translate/Power Translator

LEC Translate via Internet