The PerfectMatch…

mage: A heart made of puzzle pieces with a piece missing.In the world of translation, Trados Studio’s PerfectMatch feature is like the overachieving student who always gets straight A’s, and its academic partner is the brilliant but slightly disorganised professor.  PerfectMatch, with its meticulous and precise matching capabilities, often finds itself patiently sorting through the professor’s vast but somewhat chaotic repository of knowledge.  Picture PerfectMatch as the diligent student, poring over texts late into the night, determined to find that one perfect translation match.  Meanwhile, the academic partner is the genius who wrote the book on translation but can’t quite remember where they put it. Together, they form an unlikely but unstoppable duo – the PerfectMatch feature meticulously cross-referencing every word while the academic partner brings a wealth of knowledge, albeit sometimes hidden under a pile of papers.  It’s a partnership where precision meets wisdom, creating translations that are not just accurate, but also enlightened!

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ChatGPT + Powershell = Localization Superpowers!

DALL·E - Digital art: AI generating Powershell scriptsLocalization engineers are the miracle workers behind the scenes of localization workflows, and without them many of the projects we see couldn’t happen.  The skillsets they possess go far beyond the sort of things that most translators know how to do, and often require the ability to code.  I’ve already written a little about these sorts of things in the last three or four articles I published this month, mainly because the use of AI (tools like ChatGPT for example) is opening up the possibility for the rest of us mere mortals to benefit from the sort of things they do.  Today I’m extending on another such skill that I have introduced only once before back in 2013, a decade ago!  It is a very technical, and yet powerful thing to be able to tap into, so now with the help of ChatGPT I’m going to do it again!

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