SDL WorldServer: which Segment Status updates the TM when saved and what is the correspondent TM entry status?
000005054|9/27/2020 4:04 PM
Which Segment Status updates the TM when the Task is saved and what is the correspondent TM entry status?
The combination of live Translation Memory mode and segment status makes it possible for translations to go into Translation Memory as soon as possible for the benefit of all translators, but at the same time translators can distinguish between translations that have been through a review process and those that might have just been added.
As translators work, the source and target text are copied from the segment cache to Translation Memory. Segment translation status determines if a segment is added to or updated in the translation memory and what translation status the corresponding entry should have. The following table shows what happens to the status in the translation memory when a segment's translation status changes in Browser Workbench or after import of a Studio Return package:
When WorldServer first segments your file and creates the bilingual segment list, it tries to fill in some of the translations from the Translation Memory. If it finds an ICE match or a 100% match it will automatically fill them in. (Note that by default only TM entries with a status of Reviewed can result in ICE matches.)
If WorldServer finds an ICE match, it fills in the target segment with it and automatically sets the segment translation status to Reviewed. If WorldServer finds a 100% match, it fills in the target segment with it and by default automatically sets the segment review status to Pending Review.
When a translator starts working, after she or he translates a segment and clicks Save, the translation goes into the translation memory as Pending Review. Later, if a reviewer changes the translation status of the segment in the segment cache (that is, in Browser Workbench) to Reviewed and clicks Save, the corresponding entry in Translation Memory is also set to Reviewed.
By the end of the workflow, all segments should have a Reviewed status in the Translation Memory. When the reviewer sets the status of a segment to Rejected, the asset should go back to the translator. The translator can use the All rejected filter in the Browser Workbench to see only the rejected segments. When the translator fixes the rejected segment, he or she then changes the segment to Pending Review manually, using the Tools ➤ Translation Status menu. When the translator has fixed the rejected segments, the asset goes back to the reviewer, and this cycle continues until all segments are marked Reviewed by the reviewer.