New and Innovative Features from the ONTRAM Lab

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ONTRAM Project Platform

The new project platform now allows external agencies or other departments to create translation jobs in ONTRAM, regardless of administrative privileges. The respective person in charge has the same input mask in ONTRAM as the customer and can upload files and verify the Check Data. Depending on the needs of the customer, it is now possible to include, for example, key account managers or external graphic artists, without having to be hardwired in the workflow.

Separate Workflow

The process takes place before the actual ONTRAM workflow. It is possible to specify the metadata of the job, such as job title, target languages and dates for completion. ONTRAM automatically records the client information. Optionally, you can enter information about the data creator as well as cost centers and comments.

After the job has passed through the respective ONTRAM workflow, the client can export the final data of the target languages via the project platform without being part of the workflow itself.

New Partial Memory Matching

ONTRAM now also makes translation suggestions for texts that only match in sections. If more than 25% of the text to be translated already exists in a TM segment and is at least 40 characters long, the text is identified as “known” and is proposed to the user. Accordingly, ONTRAM now makes correct suggestions for texts for which there have been no suggestions due to segmentation so far. The translator can accept the suggestion with a simple click.

For example, a very long text was displayed in an older translation job in a single segment. In the current job, it’s spread over two segments, e.g., there is a hard line break (or paragraph break) within the new text. The two segments are now each recognized as partial memory matches.

The “Include partial memory” feature is enabled by default in the group settings in the Translation Memory (TM) section.


You can expect new and innovative features in 2018. Among other things, the ONTRAM team is working on a layout preview for Office documents similar to their feature for Adobe InDesign files. It will provide a true live layout for Office files directly in ONTRAM, with its own view for the different segments.