Two segments down, the same title appears again, again all in upper case. But since the surrounding tags are different, the translation memory does not offer my translation for the title as a suggestion. It does, instead, suggest several other segments, all of which are poor matches for the text of my segment, but all of which have more similar tags.
For more on fuzzy matching woes, see these previous posts of mine:
- One reason I believe the sooner Trados disappears, the better... (August 2005)
- Proof positive that Trados programmers should change job (September 2006)
- When are two names 67% the same? (February 2008)
- Yet again: Trados fuzzy match woes (August 2008)
- Yet again: Trados fuzzy match woes (Expanded) (August 2008)
- Trados: beware of wrong links (November 2008)
Looking back at these old titles, I realize that I was somewhat intemperate in my wording - especially in the first two posts. I apologize for that, but the meat of the question remains: the purpose of fuzzy matching should be to help translators by leveraging past translations. By not improving their fuzzy matching algorithms, SDL is failing us. I repeat what I said in my previous posts: SDL's programmers should get to work and improve the fuzzy matching algorithms they use, so as to give more weight to the more significant parts of the segment.