[Multiterm] Using of "Source" & "Context" fields

Hello.

I am a freelance translator, a beginning user for Trados.

I found the fields named "Source" & "Context" in 'sampleCJK' TB file which is bundled in Multiterm,

of course I understand it depends on me how I fill the contents in those source

but I wonder how other users using these fields.

(ex. some wikipedia links in source field? or some example sentences in context field? ...)

Hope inspiration from advanced user.

Thanks.

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  • I found the fields named "Source" & "Context" in 'sampleCJK' TB file which is bundled in Multiterm,

    of course I understand it depends on me how I fill the contents in those source

    but I wonder how other users using these fields.

    Important to note that  multiterm termbase is completely customisable.  The sample termbase is probably based on an example default and these attributes would possibly be used for:

    Source: information explaining where the source for the term, or one of the other attributes (Notes for example) came from

    Context: a short example, perhaps from the 'source' illustrating how the term would be used

    More importantly, I'd say keep it simple.  It's better to create the definition you actually want to use and are prepared to maintain.  If you don't you'll probably find that after a while the effort to maintain it completely outweighs the value you are getting from it.

  • Thanks for your reply,
    now I understand how can I maintain TB efficiently and smartly with Multiterm.

    And I totally agree and understand with you saying "keep it simple",
    actually I have some experiences as you quoted when I made glossary table on excel several years ago...
    Less is better than More sometimes, especially when we manage and maintain something on long term basis.

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  • Thanks for your reply,
    now I understand how can I maintain TB efficiently and smartly with Multiterm.

    And I totally agree and understand with you saying "keep it simple",
    actually I have some experiences as you quoted when I made glossary table on excel several years ago...
    Less is better than More sometimes, especially when we manage and maintain something on long term basis.

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