May 5, 2012
memoQuickie: fixing source segmentation from abbreviations
Do you see segmentation like the above in your projects? Annoying, right? This is easy to fix in memoQ.
Go to Tools > Options... > Default resources > Segmentation rules (in the row of icons):
Select the language (including sublanguage if relevant) and select the editable rule set, then click Edit.
On the tab for custom lists, add the offending abbreviations to the #abbr_short# list.
Re-import the document(s) on the Translations > Documents list of the Project home tab. The number of segments in my document was reduced from 197 to 134, because it was so laden with academic titles. Since I use versioning, any previously translated segments can be recovered quickly by Operations > X-Translate...
Sometimes I think that abbreviations I added aren't fixing the segmentation. In those cases I have usually switched to a sublanguage for which they were not entered.