- About crossMining
Addition of Target-Language Terms
The addition of target-language terms enables the expansion of existing termbases with target-language equivalents in an additional language. If, for example, the corresponding English terms are to be added to an existing German termbase, crossMining will automatically extract possible English translations of the existing German terms and propose these to the user.
After a target-language term candidate is automatically extracted and proposed, the user can confirm it as a term. Upon confirmation, the new term is automatically sent to crossTerm, where it is created as a term.
When transmitted from crossMining, the terms added in this way are set to Unreleased. A user currently logged in to crossMining will be registered as the creator of the terms. Thus, the new terms can subsequently be searched for systematically (e.g. by using the filter for searching for unreleased terms and/or for terms created by a respective user), edited, and released.
Proceed as follows to add target-language terms:
- Launch the addition of target-language terms by clicking the icon in the crossMining toolbar or via the menu item Tools > Terminology Harvesting.
- The terminology harvesting dialog appears. Target-language terms can be added in the Supplement terminology tab.
- To select the statistical lexicon that you want to use the basis for the addition of target-language terms, click File > Load lexicon.
A dialog window lists all statistical lexica stored in the output folder. Click Select path to select a different folder.
- Select the lexicon you would like to use.
- Select the crossTerm instances to be taken into consideration when adding terms. Target-language terms will only be added for source-language terms contained in the selected instances.
- Determine the minimum frequency and probability from which terms are to be proposed and stopwords not to be accounted for.
- Click OK to start the addition of target-language terms.
- crossMining now proposes the target terms for the existing source terms.
In addition to the proposed target terms and the existing source terms, the probability of correspondence between the source and target-language terms, the co-occurrence (i.e. common occurrence of two terms) count, and the IDs of the respective entries in crossTerm are displayed.
Click one of the column headers of the table to change the table sorting on the basis of the selected column.
You can narrow down the list of displayed source and target terms by entering one or several characters in the filter input fields. Only the source/target terms beginning with these letters will be displayed. To limit the list to terms ending in particular characters, you can use the asterisk (*) (e.g. *ion to display only terms ending in "ion"). To limit the list to terms containing one or several characters, you can place the asterisk at the beginning and end of the filter string (e.g. *r* to display only terms containing the letter "r").
Moreover, the context in which the target terms are used in crossTank entries and the terms in other languages that already exist in crossTerm are displayed.
Any available definition for the source term or entry is displayed. If there are several definitions, you can select them from the drop-down list.
- Select the target term(s) (or the respective table rows) you want to add to the respective entries in crossTerm.
Use the Ctrl or Shift key for multiple term selection.
If necessary, you can manually correct the proposed terms.
- Click Add new term and confirm the subsequent message with Yes.
The target term(s) is/are sent to crossTerm and added to the source-language term(s). Every term is assigned the picklist values and text fields defined in the terminology harvesting settings (under Tools > Settings > Terminology harvesting). Furthermore, the terms are set to Unreleased. The user currently logged in to crossMining will be entered as the author of the terms.
- A message confirms the successful creation of the term. Click OK.
- The terms that were just created in crossTerm are removed from the list. Continue until you have added all desired target terms to crossTerm.
Click File > Close to finish the addition of target-language terms.