MultiTerm XML – TBX-Default Converter

This utility converts raw XML exports from SDL MultiTerm into valid TBX files, ready for interchange with other programs. It goes beyond MultiTerm’s TBX 2002 export model in two ways. First, it targets the current, ISO-standardized version of the format (ISO 30042:2008). Second, it helps the user rename and restructure locally defined terminological data categories into standard ones, which makes the termbase more interchangeable and more self-documenting.

To run this converter, you will need two files. First, obviously, you will need a termbase, exported from MultiTerm into XML. Second, you will need a configuration file, called a “mapping,” which describes the correspondence between the data fields found in MultiTerm and those desired in TBX.

If your termbase uses one of MultiTerm’s predefined termbase templates (either the bilingual glossary or the multilingual termbase), and you only used the default fields (“Subject”, “Note”, “Source”, “Status”, etc.), you can use this mapping file.
   Mapping File

If you need to customize that mapping or write your own, see our information on writing mappings.
  Writing Mappings

If you just want to try the converter immediately, we have sample data with appropriate mappings that you can download.
  MultiTerm Converter Resources

With an XML termbase and a mapping, you are ready to visit the conversion script.
  Conversion Script

A word about security: When you upload a file to the converter, we create a temp file, open it, and then delete its directory entry immediately, even before writing your data to it. Your output file is only accessible via the randomly generated filename we return to you, and it is deleted 10-15 minutes after creation.


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Last updated: June 13, 2017 at 15:17 pm