Importing existing data into the new system
No software can be launched without data. As you can imagine, over the years we have collected an extensive body of knowledge and tools to deal with the initial “loading” of any system. We are happy to share these capabilities with you and migrate your data following review and agreement with you. This will make your changeover to the new software as rapid and economical as possible. Why not dedicate your resources to more important strategic decisions and other project-related matters!
Translation Memory Creation
The process of importing existing bilingual material into a translation memory is known as alignment. SDL WinAlign automatically aligns each sentence of the source language with the corresponding sentence in the target language. A person who understands both languages then reviews the alignment and makes any necessary adjustments. Finally, the results are imported into a translation memory. If you establish a terminology list or already have one available, the results can be checked against this terminology as well.
Data Migration for ST4 DocuManager
Most of our migration projects use the Word or XML interface of ST4 DocuManager. Special functions in these interfaces permit automatic splitting of chapters into individual modules as well as a heuristic recognition of redundancies. As a result, the system can take references and repetitions into consideration while data is being imported and identical modules will be created only once.
Extracting Terminology from Existing Data
When a terminology system is launched, our customers often ask us, "What should I do with the word lists and glossaries that I already have?" We address this question in every Initial Workshop. Once we have defined which data will be imported, we will be happy to perform the migration as a service for you or give you the tools you’ll need to do it yourself.
Migration During Upgrades
Data migration is a major aspect of system upgrades as well. We will be happy to perform this as a service or give you the tools you’ll need to perform the migration yourself.