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Repetitions (TMS)

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Segments repeated within a job are labelled as repetitions. The first instance of a repetition is identified with a heavy arrow Repetition_heavy.pngand subsequent repetitions with a lighter arrow Repetition_light.png.

Segments with plural form are not considered repetitions.

If the Set segment status to confirmed for repetitions is enabled, the translation of a repeated segment is automatically propagated to all subsequent repetitions. When a linguist confirms a segment that is repeated later in the document, all repetitions of that segment are confirmed.

Repetition exception

Clicking on the repetition icon crosses out the arrow Crossed_arrow.png to indicate an exception from the repetition. This allows the instance to have a different translation. If auto-propagation of repetitions is disabled, the first repetition exception is identified with greyed out first_rep_exception_disabled.png arrows.

LQA assessment of repetitions

When flagging an LQA issue in a repetition, there must be a decision on how other instances of the repetition will be flagged. Select an option from the dropdown menu.

Disabling auto-propagation of repetitions

To disable/enable the auto-propagation of repetitions, follow these steps:

  1. From the Settings Setup_gear.png page, scroll down to the Project settings section and click on Pre-translation.

    The Pre-translation page opens.


    From the Edit Project page, open the Pre-translation menu.

  2. Select Auto-propagate repetitions.

  3. Click Save.

    Settings are saved and repetitions are identified in the editors with greyed out Disabled_rep_large.jpg and Disabled_rep_small.jpg arrows.

Unless the option is disabled by a project manager, Linguists can disable/enable the auto-propagation of repetitions in the CAT pane preferences.

Repetition Use Case

Prevent linguists from editing already confirmed repetitions

After the first repetition is confirmed, segments with subsequent repetitions are auto-propagated and locked so as to be uneditable by Linguists.

To set up this use case, follow these steps:

  1. From From the Settings Setup_gear.png page, scroll down to the Project settings section and select Pre-translation.

    The Pre-translation page opens.

  2. Under Repetitions, select Auto-propagate repetitions and Auto-propagate to locked repetitions.

  3. Under Lock, select Subsequent repetitions.

  4. Click Save.

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