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Thread poster: sidlejinx

Local time: 19:10
English to Russian
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Nov 7

How does Trados calculate this kind of match ratio?
The compared items consist of a single word each and are absolutely different. I would say the match rate is 0%, isn't it?
Can I avoid such suggestions?

[Edited at 2019-11-07 12:09 GMT]


Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:10
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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@Sidlejinx Nov 7

sidlejinx wrote:
How does Trados calculate this kind of match ratio?
SL2: MIGAS (66% match)

CAT tools try to give more useful match percentages for very short sentences, and unfortunately they sometimes guess wrong. In some languages, partial word matches are actually useful, but in other languages, it's useless. In my language combination, for example, the fact that "mediator" is a fuzzy match for "medicine" is **not** useful. This is one reason why any matches under 75% should be paid 100%. Sorry, I know of no setting in Trados that will prevent it from showing such matches. For example, a setting like "whole-word matching only" would have been useful.


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