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How to use concordance in XTM

The concordance feature was redesigned in XTM v9.6. To find out how to use concordance in XTM versions lower than 9.6 scroll down.

XTM versions higher than 9.6

  1. Go to XTM Editor (How to open a file for translation in a created project).
  2. In XTM Editor, select a word in the source text. Right click it to open the context menu, select Concordance, and click Concordance (Default) to look for that specific word in the source language of the translation memory.

    concordance in the source

  3. Note that in the Concordance panel or window that displayed, the selected word was found in the source text (because the word was selected in the source text in XTM Editor).

    concordance docked panel

  4. Click the down arrow button to display the list of options to sort by. Choose one of the options. The displayed results will be first sorted by the selected criterion and secondly by the score order.

    sorting of concordance results

    Note that when you select the same Sort by option again, results will be displayed in the reversed order. The up or down arrow next to the sort option informs whether results are displayed in the ascending or descending order.

  5. Return to XTM Editor and select a phrase in the target language. Right click it to open the context menu, select Concordance and click Concordance (Default) to look for that specific phrase in the target language of the translation memory.

    concordance target text

  6. The Concordance panel or window now found the word in the target text (because the phrase was selected in the target text in XTM Editor).

    concordance target docked panel

  7. Click the window icon to change the display option from the panel docked at the bottom of the screen to the popup window or to open concordance in a new window.

    open concordance in

  8. Click the Settings icon on the left toolbar and click the Shortcuts tab in the displayed Settings window. This is where you can assign your own shortcut to open the concordance window, or search in the source or target text of the TM using concordance.

    concordance shortcuts

  9. In order to use any of these shortcuts, select a word or phrase, then press the shortcut key or combination of keys. The same Concordance window or panel will display but it will search the source or target language depending on the function used (Concordance search in source language vs Concordance search in target language) with no regard to the column where the word or phrase was selected in XTM Editor.

    concordance search in the source

    The Concordance feature searched the source text though the phrase was selected in XTM Editor in the target text (because the shortcut for Concordance search in source language was used).

XTM versions lower than 9.6

  1. Go to XTM Editor (How to open a file for translation in a created project).
  2. In XTM Editor, select a word in the source text. Right click it to open the context menu, select Concordance, and click Concordance (Default) to look for that specific word in the source language of the translation memory.

    concordance in the source

  3. Note that in the Concordance window that displayed, the selected word was found in the source text (because the word was selected in the source text in XTM Editor).

    concordance in the source

  4. Return to XTM Editor and select a phrase in the target language. Right click it to open the context menu, select Concordance and click Concordance (Default) to look for that specific phrase in the target language of the translation memory.

    concordance target context menu

  5. The Concordance window now found the word in the target text (because the phrase was selected in the target text in XTM Editor).

    concordance target results

  6. Click the Settings icon on the left toolbar and click the Shortcuts tab in the displayed Settings window. This is where you can assign your own shortcut to open the concordance window, or search in the source or target text of the TM using concordance.

    concordance shortcuts

  7. In order to use any of these shortcuts, select a word or phrase, then press the shortcut key or combination of keys. The same Concordance window will display but it will search the source or target language depending on the function used (Concordance search in source language vs Concordance search in target language) with no regard to the column where the word or phrase was selected in XTM Editor.

    concordance in source

    The Concordance feature searched the source text though the phrase was selected in XTM Editor in the target text (because the shortcut for Concordance search in source language was used).

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