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Opening a TextBase and TermBase in

MultiTrans 4.4

 


 

I. Why?


 

In order to use MultiTrans' many functions, you must first open a TextBase and TermBase.

 

II. How?


 

  1. Open MultiTrans
    1. MultiTrans opens and asks you to enter a username. Enter the name of your choice and click the Start button.

The main page you see on the screen is referred to as the General references page and is used to navigate between the various modules of MultiTrans.

The pane along the left-hand side of the window is called the Process Bar. It displays the main functions of MultiTrans, allows access to the modules and is easily accessible at any time. There are four grey tabs that appear on the Process Bar:

Projects: Used to create a new project or open an existing one. A project allows you to group together certain information and elements of MultiTrans, such as TextBases, TermBases, and client and subject information. For the purpose of the CERTT tutorials we will not be using a project.

TextBases: Contains shortcuts to the different functions used in the TextBase module.

TermBases: Contains shortcuts to the different functions used in the TermBase module.

Options: Allows you to change your preferences for various modules of MultiTrans 4. (See note.)

  1. Open your TextBase and TermBase
    1. Select TextBase Search from the General references page. (See note.) 
    2. The Step 1 – TextBase Selection dialogue box is displayed. Click the Browse button (see screenshot) next to the TextBase field to select your TextBase.
    3. In the Select TextBase/TextBase Search Manager dialogue box that opens, the Local TextBases tab displays a list of TextBases. Click on the TextBase you created in the MultiTrans TextBase Builder Tutorial, Level I or the ready-made TextBase you downloaded (a file with the extension .tcs). Click the Open button to confirm the selection.
      1. If you do not see your TextBase under the Local TextBases tab, click the Browse button (see screenshot) at the bottom of the dialogue box. The Browse dialogue box opens.
      2. Find the directory in which you stored the TextBase, find the TextBase file in the directory, and select it. Click the Open button.
      3. Back in the TextBase Selection dialogue box, select your TextBase under the Local TextBases tab by clicking on it and on the Open button.
    4. You are now back in the Step 1 – TextBase Selection dialogue box. If there are other bases in this list, you can select and remove them by clicking on the Remove button. You can now click the Next button.
  2. The Step 2 – Language Selection dialogue box is displayed. Choose French from the dropdown list beside Source Language and choose English from the dropdown list beside Target Language. Click the Next button.
  3. The Step 3 – TermBase Selection dialogue box is displayed. MultiTrans now prompts you to open your TermBase. Use the one you created in the MultiTrans TextBase Builder Tutorial, Level I or the TermBase you saved and extracted at the beginning of this tutorial (a file with the extension .TMB3).
    1. Click the browse button next to the TermBase(s) field to open the Select TermBase(s)/TermBase Manager dialogue box. Look under the Local TermBases tab: a list of available TermBases is displayed. Select yours by clicking on it and clicking the Select button. If there are other TermBases in the list, you can select and remove them by clicking the Remove button.
      1. If you still do not see your TermBase under the Local TermBases tab, click the Browse button at the bottom of the dialogue box.
      2. In this new Browse dialogue box, find the directory in which you stored the TermBase, find the TermBase file in the directory, select it, and click the Open button.
      3. Back in the Select TermBase(s)/TermBase Manager dialogue box, confirm your selection by clicking on your base and clicking the Select button. If there are other TermBases in the list, you can remove them by selecting the file and clicking the Remove button.
    2. You are back in the Step 3 – TermBase Selection window: your TermBase should appear in the TermBase(s) field. You can now click the Next button.
  4. The Step 4 – « Start » Loading TextBase(s) dialogue box opens. The content statistics of the TextBase and TermBase are displayed in the TextBase Search Wizard dialogue box. Click the Start button. When MultiTrans is finished loading the TextBase, some statistics about the number of words and segments in the texts will appear in the dialogue box. Click the OK button.

 

You have now succesfully opened a TextBase and TermBase and you may begin using any of MultiTrans' various features.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: To view or hide the Process Bar, go to the View menu and select Process Bar.

 

NOTE: If you have not yet created a TextBase and TermBase you can do so before continuing by completing the MultiTrans TextBase Builder Tutorial, Level I. Alternatively, you can use the ready-made TextBase and TermBase MultiTrans Bases — Extractor and TermBase Manager or MultiTrans Bases — Agents, one of which you should have already downloaded, depending on the tutorial you are working on.  

 

Screenshot coming soon

 

 

Tutorial updated by Melissa Roth. (2011-07-29)