Write and modify terms
Terms and their translations are edited in the Term fields in the upper part of the window. In addition to the term and its translation, you can add additional information, like a definition or a link, in the Extra fields and in the Block-Notes. You can show or hide these fields in menu View. For more infos about Extra fields and Block-Notes, see here
While you are creating a new glossary, you can do some basic actions with terms, for example you can save, edit or delete them. To do this you can use the following icons:
- Save new term: Click on this button to save a new term in the selected glossary. You can do the same pressing Enter when the icon is greyed.
- Update selected term: Select a term in the Table. The term is now shown in the Term fields (upper part of the window). Edit it and click on this button or press Enter (if greyed) to update the term.
- Delete term: Select the term in the Table. The term is now shown in the Term fields (upper part of the window). Press this button to delate the term. Confirm the next window.
- Clear mask: Use this button to clear the term mask without deleting the term itself from the database.
Automatic translation during glossary creation
InterpretBank offers you several way to speed up the creation of your glossaries. By means of well known terminology databases in several languages, you will be able to quickly choose among several translation proposals. You can get translation proposals in different ways:
- Get translation proposals in InterpretBank: if you are working with a glossary of two languages, you can enter a term in a Term fieldand move to the other language field using the Tab key. Alternative: From the table, you can select a row, right click of the mouse (or on Windows: F1) and select Translate missing term. A window will appear with suggested translations.
- Find translation on your favorite Webpage: if you are working with a glossary of two languages, select a table row which miss a translation, right click of the mouse (or on Windows: F2) and select Search translations/definitions in favorite Webpages. Your default Web browser will be opened with the results of the search for your language combination. See here for further information.
You can set the translation services you want to use in menu Options|Set online services to lookup in the browser or Options|Automatic translation.
To search for a term in a glossary, enter it (or part of it) in the search field and press the magnifying lens or the Enter key. The results will be shown in the table view. The search is automatically done in all languages.
To look up terms in the booth switch to the Conference Modality using this icon . This modality implements an intelligent search developed for interpreters. See here for further information.
Use extra fields and block-notes
In addition to the term and its translation, you can add additional information, like a definition, in the extra fields (which are language related) and the Block-Notes (which is not language related).
To show/hide these fields, use the menu View | Show extra fields and View | Show Block-Notes.
In the Block-Notes you can add any kind of information about your term. You can mark a portion of the text as booth-relevant and access it in the Conference Modality. This operation is important in order to reduce the quantity of information displayed in the Conference Modality. To mark a part of text as booth-relevant, select it, right click of the mouse and click on Tag for the booth. To show this information in the Conference Modality you have to activate the column Extra info.
Change glossary view
When you select a glossary, InterpretBank visualizes all the languages used in that specific glossary in the same order in which you created the glossary. If you want to temporarily change the number of languages visualized or their order, use menu View | Temporarily change data visualization. These settings will apply only until you open a new glossary. You can swap the order of the two languages on the left just by clicking the shortcut Shift + x. If you want to change permanently the way a glossary is displayed you have to update it using Glossary | Update glossary