Filter for TM duplicates

You can clean the translation memory from duplicate entries.

You may end up with a lot of duplicates if you do one of the following:

  1. Confirm a lot of identical translations to it, using different contexts.
  2. Use a translation memory that allows several translations for the same source segment and the same context.
  3. Use a translation memory without context information.
  4. Import TMX files into the translation memory with many identical source segments.
  5. Confirm a lot of non-textual segments (all-number segments, or segments made up from dashes etc.).

In the Filter for duplicates window, you can start looking for the duplicates in your translation memory. You can run this on one translation memory at a time.

In the end, memoQ gives you groups of entries. Entries in the same group are duplicates of each other in a way or another - according to the condition you set up in the Filter for duplicates window.

How to get here

  1. Start editing a translation memory.
  2. On the Translation memory editor ribbon, click Remove Duplicates. The Filter for duplicates window appears.


What can you do?

When you finish

To look for all the duplicates, and return to the translation memory editor: Click OK.

To return to the translation memory editor, and not look for the duplicates: Click Cancel.

After memoQ finds the duplicates, it displays a special list that contains the groups of duplicates, and not the individual entries.

To learn more: See the documentation about the translation memory editor.