I'm struggling to find a good workflow to achieve the following. I've got two termbases with the same settings and definitions. One contains terms in English, French and German and the other one English and Italian. What I would like to achieve is, using the English terms that are in both TBs and either synchronize them in a new termbase or add the two other languages (DE+FR) for those terms to the second TB. Here goes an example:
In my first TB I have an entry for inhalable fraction
DE: einatembare Fraktion
EN: inhalable fraction
FR: fraction inhalable
+ definitions of the term in each language
in my second TB:
I have the corresponding entry for EN and IT:
IT: inhalable fraction
+ definition of the term in each language
As the english term and the definition is identical in both TBs, it would be interesting to merge both TBs in order to work directly with the termbase in other language combinations:
DE-IT or FR-IT.
Important note: The termbases have different sizes and not all of the english terms are present in both TBs. I guess I would need to convert both and do some manual filtering in Excel, but maybe there's a faster way (I'm touching wood).
Does anyone have an idea or a workflow for this scenario?
Many thanks in advance.
Hello Steve Erpelding
I would suggest exporting the content of the first termbase (into an xml file) and importing it into the other one, with the below setting:
This would merge the entries, i.e. add the Italian term to the group where it is missing and so on. Of course first please create a back-up of the TB you are exporting into.
Let me know if this is what you were looking for.
thanks for the suggestion, but that's a solution I already tried. The problem with merging on terms or a language is that Multiterm isn't able to take in account the differences between the context/subject of the terms, so the results are not really accurate.
I guess, I would need to find a way to synchronize on the definitions of the english terms (as those are identical in both termbases), but can't find a way to do that with Multiterm or the Glossary convertor.
As both TBs have more then 10 000 entries, filtering and matching the terms in Excel would be real headache.
Thank you for this update. Indeed if entries differ in the context information MultiTerm might not be able to tell them apart.
In this case then I would also go with Excel. Conditional filtering and duplicate removal should help clean the list I think.
Best of luck!Greta