Looking up and adding terms
To use a term base, you need to add it to your project (use project-level term base management or global-level term base management).
Note: To be able to use a term base that is not available (i.e. visible) in memoQ (even if it is a local term base saved on your hard drive – this is the case, for example, if you receive a term base by e-mail from another memoQ user), you need to register it. To register a local/remote term base, use the Register local / Register remote command in the respective dialog. To set a remote term base for synchronization, click the Synchronize offline command in the respective dialog.
Though multiple term bases can be linked to every project, only one of them can be the primary term base in which memoQ stores your newly created terminology. If you set a term base as primary, the previous primary term base will not be primary anymore.
Building term bases
There are several ways to add term base entries to a term base:
|·||When you use memoQ and have at least one term base added to the project, the program stores terms you create in this term base. If multiple term bases were added to the project, the primary term base is used.|
|·||If you have previously used another CAT or terminology tool, you can export your terminology from them to be imported to memoQ. Term bases can be exported to a CSV file and then imported to memoQ.|
Note: Most terminology tools allow for a simple CSV export. One exception is SDL Trados MultiTerm. For the migration of MultiTerm databases, Kilgray has developed a standalone application which is available for licensing. Please contact Kilgray support for more details.
|·||You can also add entries into the term base manually by means of the term base edit view.|
|·||You can also add language versions to an entry manually by using the popup menu in the Translation results pane.|
|·||You can also add entries into the term base manually by means of the Look up term dialog.|