1. Language resources
  2. Public and Private TM

Manage Private Translation Memories

Adding a TM to a Project

When creating a project, click on the More settings link.

Under the Translation Memory and Glossary tab click on the+ Create resource button and a private TM Key will be generated automatically. Once the private Key is generated,  you can enter a description of the TM and finally click on the Confirm button. You can then import a TM by clicking on the Import TMX button. Then click on Choose File to import your tmx and confirm.

You can also opt for pre-translating the 100% matches from the TM by checking the corresponding box (see below).



You can do the same while translating: click on Add private resources in the Translation Editor page, and the Settings panel opens from the right of your screen. Click then on + Add private resource to add your private TM.



If you already have a private key, you can paste it in the first input box, otherwise, click on + Create resource

You can add any number of private TMs to your project. When you add more than one private TM to your project, you can order them by dragging and dropping each TM to the desired position.

The translation matches that Matecat presents for each segment are ranked based on their fuzzy match score. However, when two matches coming from two different TMs have the same fuzzy match score, they are ranked based on the priority of the private TMs in your Active Resources list.

Importing, exporting, deleting Private Translation Memories

After you create a private TM as described above, you can import your TMX files into it to re-use your previously translated content.

Note that a private TM on Matecat can contain any number of languages, so you can put all languages in a single private TM for a client, product, subject or whatever is more convenient for you.




You can export all your active and inactive private translation memories from the Translation Memory and Glossary tab. Click on the down arrow next to the Import TMX button corresponding to the private TM you want to export.



To export your translation memory, select the option Export TMX.




Enter your email address and click on Confirm. When the export is ready, an email will be sent to your email address with a link to download the translation memory.




Notice that if you have more language pairs on your TM, you will get a compressed folder, containing a tmx file for each language combination.

Additionally, you can delete any private translation memory that you created by mistake or that you do not want to use anymore by selecting the option Delete resource.