ModernMT settings

ModernMT is a self-learning machine translation service that improves from your corrections as you keep using it. Set up the ModernMT plugin to work with memoQ.

How to get here

For a local profile:

  1. At the top of the memoQ window, in the Quick Access toolbar, click the Options quick-access-options icon. The Options window opens.
  2. On the Default resources pane, click the MT settings mt-icon icon. The MT settings pane appears.
  3. Select the MT profile you are using and under the list, click Edit.
  4. On the Services tab, find the plugin and click its row. If it is turned on, click its row to open the ModernMT settings window. If it is turned off, click its row once to turn it on, then click it again to open the settings.

For an online profile:

  1. At the top of the memoQ window, in the Quick Access toolbar, click the Resource console icon-resconsole icon. The Resource console window opens.
  2. In the Server URL list, choose or type the server's address. Click the Select icon-select button.
  3. In the left-side pane, click the MT settings mt-icon icon. The MT settings pane appears.
  4. Select the MT profile you are using and under the list, click Edit.
  5. On the Services tab, find the plugin and click its row. If it is turned on, click its row to open the ModernMT settings window. If it is turned off, click its row once to turn it on, then click it again to open the settings.

What can you do?

Log in to the service

  1. Get access: Under the Login button, click the Get a license here link.

  2. Enter the license key into the text box, and click the Login button.
    modernmt-login

  3. The list of available memories appears:

    modernmt-settings

Manage memories

To use one or more memories in your projects: In the Memory list, check their Use check boxes.

To improve a memory based on your corrections: Check its Update check box.

memoQ updates one memory at a time: You cannot select two or more memories for updating.

To create a new memory: Above the Memory list, click the New memory button. A new row appears at the bottom of the list. Enter a name for the new memory. To create it: Press Enter. To cancel: Press Esc.

To import a TMX file into a new memory:

  1. Above the Memory list, click the Import TMX button, then in the menu, click Create memory.
  2. In the Import TMX window, select a TMX file, and click the Openbutton.
  3. The memory appears in the bottom of the Memory list.

To import a TMX file into an existing memory:

  1. In the list, right-click on the memory, then in the menu, click Import TMX.
  2. In the Import TMX window, select a TMX file, and click the Open button.

To import a translation memory from the MyMemory service: Above the Memory list, click the Import from MyMemory button. In the Import from MyMemory window, enter the memory key into the text box, then click the OKbutton. (To return to the ModernMT settings window, click the Cancelbutton.) After downloading, the memory appears in the list.

To edit a memory's name: Select it, then click its row again. Or, right-click the memory, and in the menu, click Edit. Change the memory's name, and press Enter. To cancel: Press Esc.

To delete a memory: Right-click it, and in the menu, click Delete. To confirm, click the OK button. To keep the memory: Click the Cancelbutton. 

See account details. Log out of the service.

To see your ModernMT account details: At the bottom of the ModernMT settings window, click the Account button.

In the Account window, you can see the following information: 

  • your account name,
  • your registered email address,
  • the amount you need to pay in the current month,
  • the last part of your license code.

To return to the ModernMT settings window: Click OK.

To log out: In the Account window, click the Logout from ModernMT link. In the Logout window, click the OK button. The login screen appears.

When you log out, and then log back in, all the Use and Update check boxes in the memory list will be blank.

When you finish

To save the settings, and return to the Default resources tab of the Options window (or to the Resource console): Click OK, then click OK again.

To return to the Default resources tab of the Options window (or to the Resource console), but not save the new settings: Click Cancel, then click Cancel again.

To use the MT output in the translation editor:

  1. Open a project with a supported language pair.
  2. On the left side of the Project home or memoQ online project screen, click Settings.
  3. In the top bar, click the MT settings  icon.
  4. Choose the MT profile in the project, or one you want to add to the project. Below the list, click Edit.
  5. On the Services tab of the Edit machine translation settings window, check the plugin's check box on the left.
  6. On the Settings tab of the Edit machine translation settings window, in the Translation results area, choose a setting other than Off.
  7. To improve the MT service by sending your translations to them: In the Self-learning MT dropdown, select the plugin.

    Check your contracts first: Only do this if your data protection, confidentiality, or non-disclosure agreements allow it.

  8. Open a document for editing, and see the machine-translated suggestions.

To use the MT output in pre-translation:

  1. Open a project with a supported language pair.
  2. On the left side of the Project home or memoQ online project screen, click Settings.
  3. In the top bar, click the MT settings  icon.
  4. Choose the MT settings resource in the project, or one you want to add to the project. Below the list, click Edit.
  5. On the Services tab of the Edit machine translation settings window, check the plugin's check box on the left.
  6. On the Settings tab of the Edit machine translation settings window, select the plugin from the Pre-translation dropdown.
  7. Run Pre-translate. In the Pre-translate and statistics window, check the Use machine translation if there is no TM match check box. (memoQ will remember this.)