OmegaT analyzes text for repetitions and matching segments from previous translations and generates statistics on the planned translation effort.
The word number for the statistics value determined by OmegaT (repetitions, x% — y%, etc.) is multiplied by the valid word price from a word price table for OmegaT translations, resulting in 7 partial sums.
All 7 partial sums together make up the total price of the OmegaT translation. The currently valid word price table can be found in the menu item Order. The entries of the word price table are explained below.
X % – Y % Match
There are repetitive, identical segments in the text to be translated. The translation might not be accurate in any case according to the meaning of the segment. Therefore it will be verified by the translator after inserted into the text by OmegaT.
OmegaT identified segments with a certain number of words in the text those translation to a definite percentage number already exists through an earlier translation in an external TM file. The translator checks the meaning of these translations, takes over the matching parts representing a correct translation and complements the missing ones.
There are segments in the text not already being translated by a translation of a previous text version. These segments will be completely translated by the translator.
Sample Cost Accounting
Below is an example cost calculation shown for translating a text using OmegaT. The text to be translated comprises a total of 2899 words and a previous version of it has already been translated in the past. Because of this there is a TM from this earlier text version which can be used by OmegaT for the translation of the current text version. Through the use of OmegaT the translation of the text costs 173,04 Euro.
A translation of the same text without the use of OmegaT costs 231.92 € using the standard price of 0.08 € per word for calculating the translation charge. Therefore the use of OmegaT for doing the text translation results in a cost saving of 58.88 € or 34 percent.
Sample Cost Allocation
On the right you can see a sample cost distribution of the individual statistic values for the translation of a text using OmegaT, as it is generated for the billing of each OmegaT based text translation.
The text contains the total amount of 2899 words and there has already been translated an earlier version in the past. Therefore a TM already exists from the translation of this previous text version which can be used by OmegaT for the translation of the current text version.
The use of this TM by OmegaT reduces the price for the translation compared to a translation in which the basic price of 0.08 € for each word is used for charge calculation. By using OmegaT the text translation cost is calculated by adding the individual statistics values to the total sum of 173.04 €.
95 % – 100 % Match
85 % – 94 % Match
75 % – 84 % Match
50 % – 74 % Match
Word Count Cost
343 Words x 2 Cent = 6.86 Euro
215 Words x 4 Cent = 8.60 Euro
533 Words x 5 Cent = 26.65 Euro
361 Words x 6 Cent = 21.66 Euro
649 Words x 7 Cent = 45.43 Euro
798 Words x 8 Cent = 63.84 Euro