Term Bases (TMS)

Create a New Term Base

Content is machine translated from English by Phrase Language AI.

To create a new term base, follow these steps:

  1. Term bases can be created from three places:

    • Click the plus new_template.jpeg icon beside Term bases in the left hand navigation panel.

    • Click New TB from the Term bases page.

    • Click Create new from the Term nases table on a project page.

    The Create page opens.

  2. Provide a Name.

    Term bases can be used for multiple projects so the name does not need to be specific for a project.

  3. Select Languages.

    There can be an unlimited number of languages in a term base but a maximum of 10-15 languages is recommended. Less than 30 languages is still manageable, but more than 50 languages cause the TB to become slow and hard to work with.

  4. Provide business information and a note if applicable.

  5. Click Create.

    If created from a project page, the new TB is added to the list on that page.

    If created elsewhere, the new TB page opens.

Granting access to the term base

  • Linguist users

    Attach the TB to a project assigned to the linguist user. If Edit all terms in TB option is enabled in the Users page, they can only edit terms from the assigned TB.  

  • Project Manager users

    Enable the View TBs created by other users and Modify TBs created by other users options in the Users page.

Use Cases

Globally Forbidden Terms

A term base can be used to maintain a list of globally forbidden terms. This could be used to ensure some types of language never enter into final texts such as overly colloquial terms (English ain't) or vulgar terms.

  1. Create a term base for the forbidden terms.

  2. Add a forbidden term to the term base in the source language of the term.

    As an example, add ain't as a new term for only English.

  3. Click the term to open the Edit term page, set the term to Forbidden and click Save.

    The forbidden term is presented in red on the Term base page.

  4. Add the term base to a project.

  5. From the project settings, select Forbidden terms in the Quality assurance table and click Save.

QA checks on the project will indicate the use of the forbidden term(s) in either source or target.

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