Discrepancies in TM Handling from Studio 2017 to Studio 2022 - Need Assistance

We have a bit of an issue with our TMs from Studio 2017 not being perfectly reflected in Studio 2022. Specifically, this occurs when there are numbers separated by hyphens or numbers followed by symbols or degrees, etc. This results in a reduction of matches in the logs. Moreover, when the TM output is applied to the segment, if the TM contains something like '1-4', it is actually displayed appears as '14' in the segment. Imagine this applied to matches like "alkyl C1-4" and similar cases.

Do you have any idea if special operations need to be performed so that the TM is used correctly? For example, in a chemical formula, the hyphen seems to be encoded as a different symbol, and it is replaced. Therefore, in texts with more numbers (such as chemical texts), the fuzzy match scores become significantly lower, and all the hyphens need to be added manually.

Thank you in advance for any help with this!

Best regards,

Sabrina Eskelson

  • Hello Sabrina,

    I understand your concern about the discrepancies in TM handling from Trados Studio 2017 to Trados Studio 2022, especially when dealing with numbers separated by hyphens or followed by symbols. This can indeed affect the fuzzy match scores and require manual adjustments.

    Here's a step-by-step guide to help you:

    Step 1: Open Trados Studio 2022 and go to the "Options" menu.

    Step 2: Navigate to the "Language Pairs" section, then "All Language Pairs", and finally "Translation Memory and Automated Translation".

    Step 3: Here, you will find the "Concordance Search" option. Make sure the "Search for placeables" box is checked. This will ensure that numbers and other placeables are correctly recognized and matched.

    Step 4: Still in the "Translation Memory and Automated Translation" section, look for the "Penalties" settings. You can adjust the "Placeable Mismatch" penalty to a lower value to increase the fuzzy match score for segments with placeable discrepancies.

    Step 5: You can also adjust the word count settings for each TM during its setup, as mentioned in the context. This can help improve the fuzzy matching, even though it may result in lower word counts.

    Remember to save your changes before closing the options menu.

    I hope this helps! If you continue to experience issues, it might be worth checking if there are any updates available for Trados Studio 2022 that could address this issue.

    Best regards,

    RWS Community AI