The Fuzzy types list is pre-filled with default fuzzy types used my famous CAT tools. You can create your own fuzzy types. Then, they can be used to specify default rates and to import analysis reports from CAT tools into new jobs.
Except name, fuzzy types contain Sort order, Band minimum, Band maximum and Synonyms fields.
The Sort order field allows to specify sorting order when performing operations of automatic filling of fuzzy tables. For example, this happens during importing analysis data from CAT tools. Band fields describe fuzzy type in terms of industry-accepted match types.
Band maximum and Band minimum allow to specify lower and higher boundaries for fuzzy matches.
Synonyms field allows to specify list of codes used in analysis reports generated by different CAT tools. As you can see, CAT tools use different fuzzy definitions in report files. Later, when importing analysis reports from CAT tools, these values will allow the system to pick-up matching fuzzy type and determine correct price. It is not mandatory to fill Synonyms in advance. If the system won’t be able to correctly determine fuzzy type during analysis report import operation, you will be able to choose missing values, and this choice will be automatically added to the Synonyms list.
Analysis reports generated by translation software usually contain similar information (like band minimum and maximum for fuzzies). The system will compare values contained in such reports with values provided in this table and will be able to find correct fuzzy type.