Project home – 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 Project home, you can choose term bases for your 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.

How to get here

  1. From the Dashboard, create or open a project. Or, check out a project from a memoQ TMS.
  2. Under Project home, click Term bases. The Term bases pane appears.


What can you do?

When you finish

To work on a term base that you opened for editing: Click the tab for the term base editor.

To return to your work: Click a document tab at the top of the memoQ window (in the same row as the Project home tab). In most cases, you will return to the translation editor.

To close the project: Click the Close icon in the Project home tab: icon-close-project Or, on the Project ribbon, click Close Project.

You can close memoQ, too, if you do not need to work on another project.

You can start creating another project: If you do that, memoQ will automatically close your current project.

Project managers, you can 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.