memoQ online project - Term bases

Term bases (TBs) contain terminology. They are collections of entries that have expressions in various languages. An entry represents an object or a concept, and contains its name or names in several languages. In addition, a term base entry can have a definition, an example, and an image, as well as many other details about the object and also about the terms.

When you use a term base during translation, memoQ will recognize and highlight the terms in the source text. memoQ often inserts the translations of the terms in the segment. Translators can also insert the translations through predictive typing.

Translators and reviewers can also add new terms to term bases, if they have the permissions.

In one project, memoQ can use several term bases at the same time. The term bases are ranked, and there is one where the new terms are added by default. The ranking means that memoQ shows entries from the first-ranked term base at the top.

In the Term bases pane of the memoQ online project window, you can choose term bases for an online project.

A term base is multilingual: One term base can work with all languages in a project, even if the project has two or more target languages. The term base must include every language of the project. If you add a term base to the project, memoQ will add missing languages.

Can use Qterm term bases: If the Qterm terminology system is also there on the memoQ TMS, you can use Qterm term bases in online projects.

Requires memoQ project manager: You need the project manager edition of memoQ to manage online projects.

You need to be a project manager or an administrator: You can manage online projects only if you are a member of the Project managers or Administrators group on the memoQ TMS – or if you have the Project manager role in the project.

How to get here

First, open an online project for management:

  1. On the project management dashboard, find the project you need to manage. Use the search bar if needed.
  2. Double-click the project name, or click it, and on the Project ribbon, click Manage Manage icon.. A new memoQ online project window opens.
  3. On the left, click the Term bases icon. The Term bases pane appears.


What can you do?

When you finish

To return to Project home or the Dashboard: Close the memoQ online project window. Before that, make sure you save your changes.

Switch windows: You can open several online projects for management. Each online project opens in a separate window. To switch between them and the Dashboard or Project home (if you have a local project open): press and hold down Alt, and press Tab a few times until you get to the window you want. Or: On the Windows taskbar, click the memoQ icon, and then click the window you want to switch to.