System Attributes and crossTank Entries

The behavior described below requires the option of multiple attribute values for the system attributes explained to be activated. In addition, automatic storage of the respective attribute should be activated. If the attribute storage is not activated, the respective values will not be added to the crossTank entries.

crossTank Entries with New Attribute Values

The following paragraphs explain the behavior of existing crossTank entries when adding new attribute values. For example, this may be the case when importing identical crossTank entries with different attribute values or when using a crossTank entry whose attributes differ from those of the project in a translation in crossDesk. The behavior depends on whether you have activated or deactivated the storage of multiple translations.

If the storage of multiple translations is deactivated the behavior will depend on the setting of the option Multi-attribute update mode under Tools > System Settings > Project settings template > crossTank > Storing settings.

The new and old attribute values can be merged, the old values can be overwritten with the new attribute values, or the new attribute values can be discarded.

Example

The following example explains how the option Multi-attribute update mode works:

If, for example, a crossTank entry belongs to the subject Business and the current translation belongs to the subject Finance, the different settings of the option will result in the following behavior when transferring the crossTank entry to the translation and when subsequently storing it:

Option
Description
Merge multi-attribute values
The new subject Finance is added to the subject Business. Thus, the crossTank entry will henceforth belong to the Business and Finance subjects.
Overwrite multi-attribute values
The subject Business is overwritten with the new subject Finance. Thus, the crossTank entry will henceforth belong to the Finance subject.
Skip multi-attribute values
The new subject Finance is discarded. Thus, the crossTank entry will still belong to the Business subject.

If the storage of multiple translations is activated, the new attribute values will not be added to the existing crossTank entries, but new crossTank entries will always be created with the new attribute values. In the example mentioned above, a new crossTank entry with the subject Finance would be created in addition to the existing crossTank entry with the subject Business.

Changing crossTank Entries

When modifying the content of crossTank entries, the behavior depends on whether the storage of multiple translations is activated or deactivated.

If the storage of multiple translations is deactivated, the crossTank entry will be modified, and the attribute values will be adjusted according to the setting of the option Multi-attribute update mode as described above.

If the storage of multiple translations is activated, a new crossTank entry will be created for the modified translation with the attribute values of the current translation/project.

Deleting crossTank Entries

When a crossTank entry is deleted, the deletion applies to all attribute values. In other words, the crossTank entry will not only be deleted for the attribute values of the current translation/project.

Automatic Attribute Storage in crossTank Entries

Under Tools > System Settings > General > Project Settings Templates > crossTank > Storing, you can determine that system attributes are to be stored automatically when storing translations.

In this way, the attribute values will automatically be added to the crossTank entries, e.g. when creating a new crossTank entry in crossTank by setting a newly translated sentence or paragraph to the Translated state.

Penalties

To prevent unsuitable crossTank entries of an incorrect or different relation or subject from being used during a translation, you can apply special system attribute penalties.

If crossTank contains a 100% match for a sentence, a certain percentage (e.g. 5%) will be deducted from the value 100 if the relation of the 100% match stored in crossTank is different from that of the current sentence in crossDesk. In this way, you can prevent unsuitable 100% matches from being inserted automatically during pre-translation.

The penalties can be viewed and customized under Tools > System Settings > General > Project Settings Templates > crossTank > Penalty Settings.

In the case of multiple attribute values, no penalty will be applied and the crossTank hit will be a 100% match even if only one of the attribute values matches. If, for example, a crossTank entry belongs to the subjects Business and Finance and the current translation belongs to the Business subject, no penalty will be applied. In contrast, if the new translation belongs to the Marketing subject, a penalty will be applied.

The situation is the same in the opposite case: If, for example, a crossTank entry belongs to the subject Business and the new translation belongs to the subjects Business and Finance, no penalty will be applied.