Server administrator - Default server resources

On this pane, you can set up and choose the default light resources for your memoQ server. memoQ server will use these defaults when you create a new online project.

For example, if you need special segmentation rules for the English language, create your own, share it on the server, and then make it default here.

What are light resources? On memoQ server, every resource that is not a translation memory, a term base, a LiveDocs corpus, or a Muse, is a light resource. They are called 'light' because they do not contain a large amount of text or other linguistic information.

Not all light resources are available here, only those that can be used in online projects. Check further down on this page.

Requires memoQ project manager: You need the project manager edition of memoQ to manage a memoQ server or a memoQ cloud.

You need to be an administrator: You may manage the server only if you are a member of the Administrators group on the memoQ server.

How to get here

  1. At the very top of the memoQ window - in the Quick Access toolbarquick-access-default -, click the Server Administrator (cogwheel in a cloud) icon-server-administrator icon. The Server Administrator window opens, with the Connection pane.

    Or: On the Project ribbon, click Server Administrator.

  2. Type or choose the address of the memoQ TMS, and click the Select button.

    You may need to log in to the memoQ TMS: If you have not used the server before, the Log in to server window opens. Type your user name and password for that server, and click OK.

  3. Under Category, click Default server resources. The Default server resources pane appears.

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What can you do?

You can choose defaults for those types of resources that are used in online projects:

resconsole-autotrans

An auto-translation rule set is a collection of algorithmic rules that help to transform parts of text into the target language. For example, you can use them to convert dates, currencies, or other units from the source language to the target language. It can even calculate unit conversions. Auto-translation rules use regular expressions to recognize the patterns they have to convert.

resconsole-autocorrect

An AutoCorrect list is a collection of word pairs. In the translation editor, when you type the first word in a pair, memoQ replaces it with the second word. You can use this to correct typos automatically, or to type long expressions faster, if those expressions come up often in the translation.

resconsole-ignorelists

An ignore list is a collection of words that the spell checker must accept. These are words that the spell checker doesn't normally recognize. In the translation editor, you can add words to an ignore list while you are running the spell checker.

resconsole-segrules

When memoQ imports a document, it splits the document into segments. Normally, a segment is more or less the same as a sentence. But you can use completely different segments, too. A segmentation rule set tells memoQ how to split a document into segments.

resconsole-export

An export path rule tells memoQ where it must export finished translation. The rule defines a folder and a document name: When you use the Export (stored path) command, memoQ saves the finished translation to this folder and under that name.

resconsole-qasettings

memoQ can check many things in the translation automatically. In memoQ, these automatic checks are called quality assurance checks. A QA settings resource tells memoQ what to check and how. For example, you can choose to check terminology, consistency, and segment length. Or, you can simply check the inline tags only.

resconsole-tmsettings

A TM settings resource tells memoQ how to get matches from a translation memory. This means two things: match thresholds and penalties. Match thresholds set the minimum match rate of any match that memoQ shows, and tell memoQ what counts as a good match. These are used in pre-translation. Penalties are used when a match is not reliable: if the translation is bad or inadequate, the match will be worse than the actual match rate.

resconsole-livedocssettings

A LiveDocs settings resource tells memoQ how to get matches from a LiveDocs corpus. This means two things: match thresholds and penalties. Match thresholds set the minimum match rate of any match that memoQ shows, and tell memoQ what counts as a good match. These are used in pre-translation. Penalties are used when a match is not reliable: if the translation is bad or inadequate (or, in the case of LiveDocs, comes from an aligned document pair, and there is a misalignment), the match will be worse than the actual match rate.

resconsole-lqa

memoQ knows about Linguistic Quality Assurance. This is a way of adding human feedback to documents. The human reviewers can structure and formalize their feedback, and grade the translations if necessary. You use the LQA options - LQA models - to enter these and report about them. An LQA model defines error categories. You can use these to score the errors, grade the translations. Some models allow you to fail a translation.

resconsole-fontsubst

Font substitution settings tell memoQ to use a different font in the translated document. If the source language uses a different script than the target language, this may be necessary. For example, when a document is translated from Japanese into English, the translated document may need to use a different main font.

resconsole-mt

An MT settings profile tells memoQ which machine translation (MT) services you want to use on your projects, and how to configure those services.

To make a resource default:

  1. Choose the category at the top.
  2. Find the resource on the list, and check its check box.

    memoQ will automatically clear the check box of the resource that used to be the default.

Are there many defaults? If a resource is language-specific, there can be a default for each language. For example, segmentation rules or ignore lists are like this.

See also: This pane is almost the same as the Default resources pane in Options. In Options, you manage the defaults for your own computer. In addition, you can manage these resources just like in Resource console.

Existing online projects are not affected, except if you edit them: The changes you make in this pane affect new online projects only. The resources used in an existing online project remain the same. Except if you edit a resource. If you make a change inside a resource that is in use in an online project, that may affect the behavior of the online project. Be careful there.

To learn more: See Help about the Resource console.

When you finish

To return to memoQ: Click Close.

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