Saturday, September 03, 2005

Project to handle bulk files

AppleTrans project lets you bundle a bulk of files that belong to a translation project. From the project window, you can run a batch process for selected files. It works good for web materials, for example, where you tend to get lots of files organized in a hierarchy.

The project is not only for running batch tasks, it also lets you browse and edit the target files through a single multi-document window. You do not need to struggle finding and opening individual files. Pre-translation helps you get some statistics of the target materials too.

The following movie shows how to set up a project and run a pre-translation. The target materials are taken from iChat Tiger, while the reference corpus is made from iChat Panther. I used an iBook 500MHz in this demo, so AppleTrans may appear a bit sluggy there.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got a custom rule in your demo to process those html files? Can you tell what changes you made to the original?

2:40 AM  
Blogger hiruneko said...

I made some minor tweak to "Apple Help" segment rule. This new rule handles quotes in sentences seen in a variety of forms like:

She said "I always put periods inside the quotes." And he said "No, I put them after the quotes". "Oops, I forgot the ending quote here.

1:48 AM  

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