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**New Language Pairs extracted from IATE, May 2022****Many more entries for “smaller” languages** Listed on first position (Right-click Open in new tab) in SDL AppStore among 27 paid Terminology apps for Trados Studio and on first position for (cheapest) price
IATE (‘Interactive Terminology for Europe’) is the EU’s terminology database, a collection of 8 million terms from the 24 languages of the EU. It is used in the EU institutions and agencies since summer 2004 for the collection, dissemination and management of EU-specific terminology. The termbase, that can be accessed and searched here, is invaluable if you need to fully research the translation of a specific term or expression. (See for more information: On better terms: tips for using IATE).
On this website I open the easy way for you to have the IATE database directly available in the CAT-tool of your choice,
I have prepared all the IATE data and can provide you (at a very low price) Language Pairs ready for import into the main CAT programs like Trados Studio versions 2011 – 2021, DVX2/3, CafeTran, memoQ 2013 and upwards, WordFast Classic/Pro, Fluency and others, without being plagued by the problems that you would be faced with when trying to use the raw IATE data.
Since 2014, as the IATE database became available for download, there have been various attempts to create databases, based upon the IATE database, to be used in CAT Tools. This is not a simple task, as the IATE database is a TBX file more than 2 GB in size, and contains entries in all 24 EU languages (plus Latin and Multiple Languages). Paul Filkin (Client Services Director for RWS Language Services) described a very tedious method to create a MultiTerm termbase, and he offered also for some time a number of extracted Language Pairs, however in TBX format, that users still needed to convert into a useful format for their CAT Tool.
His work inspired me to create a tool that allowed me to not only extract all 552 Language Pairs from the IATE TBX, but I also spent much effort in cleaning the TBX file and creating various different file sets in formats destined to be imported directly into almost any CAT Tool, without the need for the user to even work on the files themselves. These packages have been available for sale since Sept. 2014, and updated yearly. The current version is based upon IATEs TBX export from May 1st, 2021.
In the meantime, IATE has made available an extraction tool, which allows translators to produce subsets of the IATE download file, where one or more languages and (optionally one or more domains) can be selected. This resolves partly the size problem, but the output file is still in TBX format, that cannot normally be handled by any CAT Tool.