Create regex for batch changes in SDL Trados Studio SDLXLIFF/XML files from PDF comments?
Thread poster: Fredrik Pettersson

Fredrik Pettersson  Identity Verified
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Aug 19

I'm working with a large editing project where the original translator created a very bad translation and I am now implementing the customer's changes.

The way I work with this project (more than 100,000 words) is that I have all SDLXLIFF files opened (translate multiple files) at the same time (one single glued file, composed of all individual SDLXLIFF files) in SDL Trados Studio 2019, and then I work my way forward comment by comment from the PDF file (I have Adobe Acrobat Pro XI)
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I'm working with a large editing project where the original translator created a very bad translation and I am now implementing the customer's changes.

The way I work with this project (more than 100,000 words) is that I have all SDLXLIFF files opened (translate multiple files) at the same time (one single glued file, composed of all individual SDLXLIFF files) in SDL Trados Studio 2019, and then I work my way forward comment by comment from the PDF file (I have Adobe Acrobat Pro XI). So I select the first comment, locate corresponding place in the SDLXLIFF and implement the change there and finally confirm the change into the memory.

As there are almost 10,000 comments, this task will take over a week to complete, so I was wondering if there is any more effective way to handle this? For instance this:

I first use one of the Adobe Acrobat Pro XI options for the comments list:
Export all to data file
Export to Word
Create comment summary

Then, I write a regex in SDL Trados Studio to implement those changes from the Adobe export all in one go.

Or, I know a programmer that is expert on XML, if I would turn to this programmer and ask him if there is any way to batch change in the target XML files from an Adobe comments export. If I for instance glue all target XML files together and then, using regex, implement the changes from the Adobe export.

I think there could be three options to perform the batch edit:

1. In the bilingual SDLXLIFF files in SDL Trados Studio http://producthelp.sdl.com/sdl%20trados%20studio/client_en/TM_View/TM_Data/Batch_Processing/How_to_Batch_Edit_Translation_Units.htm

2. In the SDL Trados Studio translation memory, then update the SDLXLIFF files (pre-translate) from the translation memory.

3. In the monolingual target XML files by help from an XML specialist (I've received excellent help from him before).



[Edited at 2019-08-19 10:22 GMT]

[Edited at 2019-08-19 11:42 GMT]
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