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Name AlignFactory AlignFactory Light
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The best alignment tool on the market, although pricey
I had the chance to play with the full version and it is an amazing tool, way better than other alignment tool produced by other big names in the CAT industry. Extremely powerful, fast and yet simple and intuitive to learn. Watch 10' of video tutorial and you are ready to use it. It can align 300-pages word files in a matter of minutes. It is simply amazing. However, the price is extremely high and as a freelancer it was too much expensive. I highly recommend it to agencies - it is a tool that you cannot miss! It provides alignment in multiple languages at once and automatic pairing of documents based on filenames. This is the Ferrari of alignment tool: if you are lucky enough to afford it, buy it!
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The best aligner on the market (as of April 2015)
I purchased AlignFactory Light in March 2015, as I needed to align lots of legacy material for one of my major clients. In the past, I tried SDL Trados WinAlign but the aligning process proved to be a real hassle. New "Align Documents" module in SDL Trados Studio 2014 is much better, but I opted for LF Aligner (an open-source alignment tool developed by András Farkas, a Hungarian freelance translator and conference interpreter, and available at http://aligner.sourceforge.net/) which I have been using rather heavily until this March. In my opinion, the AlignFactory document alignment engine is the best in the industry as of April 2015. This engine is used in several products and services offered by Terminotix, Inc. (http://www.terminotix.com): AlignFactory Light (425.00 CAD) AlignFactory (1,500 CAD) — a fully-automated (see the comparison table at http://www.terminotix.com/docs/tableau_comparatif_en.pdf) YouAlign (free)(http://youalign.com) — an online document alignment service that lets you quickly and easily create bitexts from your archived documents. YouAlign generates TMX files that can be loaded into your translation memory. YouAlign can also generate HTML files that you can publish on the Internet, or use with a full-text search engine to search for terminology and phraseology in context. YouAlign supports all kinds of formats, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, PDF, HTML, XML, Corel WordPerfect, RTF, Lotus WordPro and plain text. I suggest that you try YouAlign and see how it proves its worth. Regards, Vladimir Pochinov, MITI
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Product description The most powerful automated alignment tools on the market!

  • Automate the creation of bitexts to accelerate and streamline the document alignment process that feeds into your translation memory software.
  • Free yourself from wasting time correcting misalignment errors, thanks to superior alignment quality.
  • Produce alignments compatible with popular translation memory software packages such as LogiTerm, WordBee Translator, SDL Studio, DéjàVu, WordFast, Fusion, etc., and full-text search engines such as LogiTerm, dtSearch and ISYS.
  • Reduce the number of requests from suppliers and partners regarding your corporate terminology and phraseology, and make their work easier by publishing read-only bitexts on your intranet or the Internet.
  • Maximize the investment of your current computer-assisted translation solution.
  • Increase the performance of your existing tools.
  • Choose between various configuration settings, including segment filtering, for total control over alignment output.
  • Find term equivalents easily by creating bitexts.
  • Master the user-friendly, easy-to-learn user interface with minimal time and effort.
  • Includes a user-friendly alignment editor.
  • The most powerful alignment tool on the market for freelance translators. Complements your existing TM and full-text search software.
    Price $1,500 $420.00
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