Why are there no repetitions in online projects?
Posted by Péter Botta on 19 December 2012 09:29 PM
Title: Why are there no repetitions in online projects?
Context: In online projects translators don't see repetition marks. This article explains the reasons behind not showing repetitions in online projects.
Description: There are three key reasons for not showing repetitions in online projects.
1: This is a technical consideration. Detecting repetitions is a costly
operation that depends on the size of the entire project (# of
segments), not the size of a single imported document. The nature of
things is, the cost of the operation is proportional specifically to the
number of repetitions in the project. On countless occasions we
witnessed the following nasty scenario. Given is a large online project
with a high rate of repetitions, and a single small document is added to
the existing project later on. After importing and storing the document
in, say, 5 seconds, the server would then be busy for minutes or much
longer re-detecting project-wide repetitions. This was judged