Options – Machine translation

In the Machine translation category of the Options dialog, you can enable, disable, and configure machine translation plugins that connect your copy of memoQ to external machine translation systems.

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From the Tools menu, choose Options. Click the Machine translation category on the left.


This dialog allows you to enable, disable, or configure terminology plugins.

· Offer machine-translated results while working in the translation grid: Check this check box to turn on machine translation while you work in the translation grid. Suggestions from the machine translation systems will appear in the Translation results pane of the translation grid. Machine-translated  suggestions are displayed in purple color (the same as suggestions from fragment assembly). memoQ will perform machine translation through plugins that are enabled in the list of plugins.
· Only if there is no good TM match available radio button: If this is selected, memoQ will not perform machine translation if there is a match from the active TMs with a ‘good’ match rate (by default, this is 85% or better).
· Only if there is no exact TM match available radio button: If this is selected, memoQ will nod perform machine translation if there is a 100% or 101% match from the active TMs.
· Always radio button: If this is selected, memoQ always performs machine translation, regardless of the available TM matches.

In the Installed terminology plugins list, each terminology plugin has an Options button and an Enable plugin check box.

· Options: Opens an Options dialog specific to the terminology plugin. In most cases, you can set the URL for an online machine translation sysem, and specify your user name and password.

Important: You might need to register with the machine translation portal before you can use its plugin in memoQ. You cannot register from within memoQ: open the machine translation portal in your web browser instead.

· Enable plugin: By checking this check box, you turn off that specific machine translation plugin for lookups while you are working in the translation grid.


Click OK to close the Options dialog, saving all changes made, or click Apply to save changes while keeping the dialog open. Clicking Cancel will close the dialog without saving changes.

Options – Machine translation