It's 2019. What's with MultiTerm Extract? Do you need to purchase it? Where do you get it? Is it still relevant?

This is one the SDL products where there is no readily available (and actionable) information about how to get it or if it is paid program or not. Not in the Store, not in the SDL Webpage.

Question 1:

First of all, there is one page 'dedicated' to Multiterm Extract in the SDL website: www.sdl.com/.../extract.html so far so good, but where are the specific web links to "purchase" or "download"?, they're nowhere to be seen. I did not find it in the SDL Store https://www.sdl.com/store/ either.

Question 2:

Is this program being phased out? (As far I can tell it's an oldtimer).

Question 3: 

There is a webpage in SDL Support about "Licensing requirements for SDL MultiTerm Desktop, Extract, Widget, Convert" (gateway.sdl.com/CommunityKnowledge. While it states that "The SDL MultiTerm suite can be installed standalone and does not need to be licensed/activated" it is not clear if MultiTerm Extract is part of the MultiTerm suite.  Is MultiTerm Extract part of the MultiTerm suite? If so, then the statement above is not true. 

Last but not least, all installations of SDL Studio and SDL MultiTerm Desktop come with documentation about how to use MultiTerm Extract, but nowhere in those 80+ pages manuals you can read how or where to start the program (!) Am I missing something?

Thanks and a Happy New Year 2019!

2 Replies Latest Replies: 7 Jan 2019 9:56 AM by Steven Whale
  • Hello  ,

    Ozzie O
    First of all, there is one page 'dedicated' to Multiterm Extract in the SDL website: www.sdl.com/.../extract.html so far so good, but where are the specific web links to "purchase" or "download"?, they're nowhere to be seen. I did not find it in the SDL Store https://www.sdl.com/store/ either.

    MT (MultiTerm) Extract is a desktop tool used to create glossaries from existing documents- searching for the frequency of terms (mono and bilingual) at sub segment level, automatically enabling you to build glossaries for use in MT Desktop

    If you are interested in purchasing (or need more information)- you can find what you need here -

    https://www.sdltrados.com/products/multiterm-extract/

    https://www.sdl.com/software-and-services/translation-software/terminology-management/sdl-multiterm/extract.html

    Ozzie O
    Is this program being phased out? (As far I can tell it's an oldtimer).

    MultiTerm Extract is a standalone tool-so does not connect directly into Studio, but you would use the extracted terminology in your MT Desktop glossaries. 

    MT Extract is still used by Corps/LSP's and Freelancers -so will remain available via our website/individual account managers.

    Ozzie O
    There is a webpage in SDL Support about "Licensing requirements for SDL MultiTerm Desktop, Extract, Widget, Convert" (gateway.sdl.com/CommunityKnowledge. While it states that "The SDL MultiTerm suite can be installed standalone and does not need to be licensed/activated" it is not clear if MultiTerm Extract is part of the MultiTerm suite.  Is MultiTerm Extract part of the MultiTerm suite? If so, then the statement above is not true. 

    MultiTerm Extract is a standalone tool that does not require a separate license (or a Studio license)- so although it does belong in the 'MultiTerm' catergory, it is not part of the standard package. 

    There is a user guide here

    ftp://downloadcenter.sdl.com/T2011/Docs/SDL_MultiTerm_2011_Extract_User_Guide.pdf

    As the fundamental functionality has not changed -although the document is dated, this is still completely relevant

  • In reply to Steven Whale:

    Thanks, Steven.

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