New LanguageTool Plugin for SDL Trados Studio available!

New LanguageTool Plugin for SDL Trados Studio available!

LanguageTool Plugin is an application for SDL Trados Studio. It is a verification module, which is used to check the translated text for grammar and language errors. The plug-in connects to LangugeTool server via RestAPI and generates a list of all errors detected by LanguageTool server.

LanguageTool is an open-source proof-reading software, which detects a lot of grammatical, stylistic, spelling, typographical or punctuation errors in more than 25 languages. On the example of Polish, we can safely say this tool can also be useful for professionals, proofreaders, editors or translators due to the range of detected errors. LanguageTool is entirely free for everyone.

LanguageTool is available as a stand-alone desktop application or as an extension for LibreOffice/OpenOffice, Chrome, Firefox, and Google Docs. Moreover, it can now be used in SDL Trados Studio with this plug-in. LanguageTool finds errors based on the morphological analysis of text and special rules.

You can find more information in my previous post — LanguageTool Plugin for SDL Trados Studio finds grammar errors in translation.

Several significant improvements introduced in the final version:

  • Automatic LanguageTool server start-up
  • Choice of three LanguageTool server start-up options
  • Spell checking support
  • Support for three user setting profiles
  • Improved design of the application windows and dialog boxes
  • Detailed user manual.

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This plug-in is also available in SDL AppStore: http://appstore.sdl.com/app/languagetool-plugin/725/.

 

Automatic LanguageTool server start-up

The application automatically starts LanguageTool server when needed. There are three preset options for server start-up (including starting only LanguageTool server or stand-alone LanguageTool plus server), which can be easily customized by the user.

LanguageTool Plugin for SDL Trados Studio — Server Settings
Server Settings

Spell checking support

LanguageTool has its spellchecker (it is not MS Word or Hunspell spellchecker). The built-in Studio spell checking feature does not check the words split with tags. However, LanguageTool Plugin does so efficiently by ignoring the tags.

LanguageTool Plugin for SDL Trados Studio — Spelling
Spelling

New version of the application has all the spell checking settings necessary to limit the number of false positives.

LanguageTool Plugin for SDL Trados Studio — Spellcheck Settings
Spellcheck Settings

Support for three user setting profiles

You have a choice of 3 setting profiles where you can save your settings, e.g. one for different language pairs.

Improved design of the application windows and dialog boxes

Verification details message window was thoroughly revised. The fields are now well arranged and stretch seamlessly as you resize the window. Long segments display is no longer a problem.

LanguageTool Plugin for SDL Trados Studio — User Profile Settings
User Profile Settings

New, detailed user manual

Application operation, description of all settings, and troubleshooting tips can all be found in the user manual. English user manual PDF is embedded into the plug-in.