Merge or Split? Mixed Language?

The Merge, Split and Mixed Language Document Tutorial

Welcome to another tutorial breakdown! In this post I’ll be going over several things, including merging and splitting segments as well as mixed language documents.

When it comes right down to it, both merging and splitting segments and mixed language documents are simple, but sometimes it’s the simplest of things that need the most explanation. 

Human brains are notorious for over thinking things, but never fear! Fluency tutorial videos and blog posts are here!

First, let’s go over merging and splitting segments.

While Fluency generally does a great job with segmentation, due to its extensive list of default segmentation rules, there are always going to be situations where it will split something where it shouldn’’t. This is due, in part, to each language having its own set of grammatical rules as well as unique abbreviations. Fluency can’t account for all of these for every language in the world, so you may need to make a few adjustments, based on the language pairs that you typically work with.

For merging a segment that has been erroneously split, you’ll need to highlight the first of the two segments that need to be merged.

For example, if you have ‘lived in the U.S.’ followed by ‘but you travel a lot for work.’ make sure ‘you have lived in the U.S.’ is highlighted, use the merge button, located within the tool strip in the upper portion of Fluency. This will cause both segments to merge into one, which would then read ‘you have lived in the U.S. but you travel a lot for work.’

To split a segment, you’ll need to place the cursor in the location that you’d like the split to occur, then click the split button located right next to the merge button.



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