Jan 12, 2023

memoQ&A: The Regex Assistant in Practice

Note: there will be another series of workshops for this subject matter in March. Details are HERE. Register once to attend any or all of the sessions.

Users of memoQ version 9.9 or later have a powerful library tool available with which they can organize solutions or solution elements that use regular expressions and apply these without the complications of learning regex syntax. In each session, we'll look at different ways in which these portable libraries can be used, with a particular emphasis on solving common problems faced by translators and reviewers. Materials will also be made available to participants for later study and practice.

There will be three sessions of 90 minutes each on three consecutive Thursdays: January 19, January 26 and February 2 at 11:00 a.m. Lisbon time (i.e. noon CET). The first session will introduce the Regex Assistant library and its basic functions for organizing and exchanging information and then move on to specific examples of using the library to deal with common problems encountered in translation and review work. Particular emphasis in the first session will be on filtering and Find/Replace operations. 

The two later sessions will continue to explore filtering and options for making changes to texts and tags, and we will also take a tour of possibilities for using regular expression resources (from the library!) in other parts of memoQ such as the Regex Tagger, QA checks or auto-translation rules. As time permits, examples or requests from participants can also be explored. 

Those interested in joining the free sessions can register here.

Update: a recording of the first session is available here: https://youtu.be/KKR5aH5oGH8

To get a little taste of what's to come, have a look at this video created by a colleague last year:


  1. Hi Kevin!
    Do you plan on recording these workshops? It would be great to have the possibility to watch them afterwards, to settle the knowledge, and a great option for those who cannot attend them at that time.

    1. Sorry for the late response; I haven't been monitoring comments well since my e-mail addresses are so spammed as to be practically unusable. The first lecture in the series is public on YouTube. The other five are there as well, but they are unlisted. As time permits I'll be distilling it all into an e-learning course.

  2. Hi Kevin, could you share your list at the next presentation this Thursday? Many thanks!


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