Linguistic resources -> User Dictionary
To improve the translation quality or to customise it according to a user's personal needs, glossaries such as user dictionary can be very useful. To make sure that the user dictionary is used, a new profile needs to be created and the dictionary has to be priotized (To be explained later in this article).
What is an user dictionary?
An user dictionary is a glossary which contains one or a few words coupled, translated from one language (source) to another (target). Now, an user dictionary can be created manually by inserting the source and target words one by one.
By default there are 7 dictionaries present in the application (1 main dictionary + 6 domain based dictionaries). This can be found under the Language manager> Linguistic Resources > dictionaries option.
Below are the list of dictionaries present in your application. Any newly created or uploaded dictionary will appear under this menu as well
However only the main dictionary is selected by default. To use any of the remaining dictionaries the user must create a new profile and add them up. We will talk about this later in the article.
How to create an UD via the app?
Under your Systran menu open 'SYSTRAN Dictionary Manager'.
Click on the New dictionary
Or go to File > New ( Ctrl + N)
On the next window Choose your Dictionary Type as User Dictionary ( referred as UD)
And fill up the rest accordingly, for example:
Click on ok and wait until you dictionary is created. On the next window you can add up the words and their translations or meanings in the target langauge.
Once created you need to save and thereafter publish your dictionary to be able to use it.
How to import an UD?
You can import Text (*.txt), Microsoft Excel (*.xls), TMX (*.tmx), Multiterm, TBX, or CSV files into SDM. By importing files, you can avoid retyping data to use in SDM. You can also import or export binary format (. dct) files, which are useful for exchanging precoded dictionaries or for importing SYSTRAN dictionaries.
The import process requires you to create a new User Dictionary or to merge the imported file into the current active dictionary.
On the File menu, click Import. The Import dialog box appears:
Select the file and click Open. If no dictionary is open, SDM imports the entries into a new dictionary. If at least one UD is open, SDM will propose merging the imported data into the currently active UD file.
As a shortcut, you can double-click the file in the Open dialog box to import its contents into SDM.
Next you can add your UD to a customised profile so that the application can take it inrto account during the translation.