Numbers in memoQ
Posted by Peter Reynolds, Last modified by Viktor Mochnács on 26 March 2018 05:21 PM
Numbers in memoQ
In memoQ number-handling comes up in several contexts.
In Project home> Settings > Auto-
The numbers that appear in the Autopick list can come from the auto-translatable hits, but there is a completely separate number recognizer in memoQ that looks for numbers in the source text and converts them automatically, according to your settings. You don’t have to add rules for this function to work, it will recognize numbers immediately. If you see a number repeated in the Autopick list, it means that it was recognized by an auto-translatable rule, but also by the number recognizer.
If you have a lot of segments that contain only numbers (and perhaps some non-alphabetical characters), you can fill these segments automatically.
You can choose the scope where you want to fill your segments.
If you check Segments with multiple numbers those segments that have several numbers (separated by space(s)) will also be filled, and not only the segments with one single number.
If you check Non-alphabetical characters or tags besides numbers those segments that have other characters (only non-alphabetical)
If you check Populate unconfirmed rows with text in target then your current, unconfirmed segments will be overwritten.
You can also set the status of your segments.
In the fragment assembly hits (purple ones) a complete segment is made up of the hits coming from different sources, and the original source text where there are no hits. Numbers are one kind of hits that are replaced in the segment. The numbers are found with the same recognizer as in Autopick or in the “Populate Number-Only Segments”
The settings are on the second tab in Translation > Predictive Typing and Autopick.
The QA module in memoQ checks numbers: their format according to specific language settings, and whether the numbers in the source and the target correspond to each other.
The settings are in Project home > Settings > QA Settings > Numbers tab. You can choose what you want to be checked, and you can also add custom number formats for different languages.
The built-in number recognizer
The built-in number recognizer is used with some of the previously mentioned functionality in memoQ from version 2013:
All these functionalities use the same number recognizer with the same settings. The settings are available from the Translation Settings on the Translation ribbon tab > Predictive Typing And Autopick on the Autopick tab (the bottom part).
At the bottom of the