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June 29th, 2008

Turn OpenOffice.org into a lean mean CAT machine with Anaphraseus

OpenOffice.org, by suvi.

Although computers are yet to take over the business of language translation, they have become an essential part of the translation process. Many professional translators use computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools such as SDLX, TRADOS, Déjà Vu and WordFast. But since integrate tightly with Microsoft Word, you can’t use them with OpenOffice.org Writer. The Anaphraseus extension provides solution to the problem: using it, you can turn Writer into a powerful CAT tool.

CAT terminology

Before you start exploring Anaphraseus, you should understand how this extension – or any other CAT tool for that matter – works. Anaphraseus is a so-called translation memory application; that is, it doesn’t translate texts for you.

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