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What is an "Only New Segments" option?

Hello there!

Could you please tell me how I can test options like “Only New Segments”, “Only 100% Matches” and “Exclude ICE Segments” in the Search and QA tabs? I’d like to try these options how they work. In the User’s Documentation I’ve read this: “Only New Segments: When checked, it shows only matches in segments that are not 100% matches.”, but as I understand there is no comparison while Searching and QA-analysing. So what does a “100% match” mean?

I am looking forward to your answer!

Best Regards,
Vlad.

When QAing your ongoing translation, segment filtering works as follows:

  1. Only New Segments. Only new and fuzzy segments (0-99%) will be checked. Xbench will report Inconsistencies in Source and Inconsistencies in Target between new segments and ICE/Locked/100%+. As for the rest of the checks (key term mismatches, etc.), Xbench will only look into new segments.
  2. Only 100%+ Segments. Only 100%-102% segments will be checked. Xbench will report Inconsistencies in Source and Inconsistencies in Target between 100%-102% segments and all the others (New, ICE and Locked). Regarding the rest of checks, issues will only be reported for 100%+ segments.
  3. Exclude ICE Segments. ICE (In-Context Exact matches, that is 101% or 102% matches) will not be taken into account in the QA check.
  4. Exclude Locked Segments. Locked segments will not be taken into account in the QA check.

It works in the same way when searching. If you add your files as ongoing translation and check only ongoing translation, Xbench will only display segments from those files but will exclude segments from the rest of files not defined as Ongoing Translation. Only New Segments will display only 0-99% matches, etc.

Sir, could you please tell me what “new and fuzzy segments (0-99%)” are, in the context of Searching & QAing in XBench? I used to think that “100% match” is when there is a green dot/star in a search result segment and a fuzzy match (0-99%) is when a dot/star is white (i.e. comparison of a search request and a tmx-segment), but checkbox testing didn’t prove my guess.

New and fuzzy matches (0-99%) and 100% match refers to translation memory match percentage. That is, when translating in the CAT tool (e.g. Studio or memoQ), if the segment may already be in the TM, then it would be a 100%, 101% or 102% match. If the segment is not present, it may be a new or fuzzy match.

In this way, you can filter your searches to find only text in a specific type of segments or QA only new segments for instance. TM match percentage is different from the colors and icons in the search results.

Regarding colors and icons in the search results view (e.g. green dot/star, etc), each symbol means something different when you search text.

  1. Green star. Key term that is an exact match (case sensitive) with the searched string.
  2. Yellow star. Key term that is an exact match except for the case.
  3. Empty star. Text searched is contained in a key term entry.
  4. Green large dot. Entry that is a full exact match (case sensitive) with the searched string.
    etc.

For more information on the colors and icons in the search results view, please consult the Quick Reference Card.