From the Terminologist’s toolbox: Okapi’s Rainbow

Rainbow3I came up with this tool recently and downloaded it to my laptop and played a little with it for term extraction. It seems to be working fine, so I thought I’d share it with you. You can download it for Mac, Windows and Linux. If you have used it yourself, I would love to hear how it works for you.

You can download it here:

Here’s a features list from their wiki:

  • Creation of translation packages (e.g. XLIFF, OmegaT, RTF).
  • Conversion of character encoding or line-breaks.
  • Conversion to various file formats.
  • Terminology extraction and quality check reports.
  • Batch translation using various MT and TM sources.
  • Pseudo-translation and various modifications of the source text for testing.
  • Apply XSLT templates in batch mode and comparison between different translations.
  • Search and replace on filtered text, as well as source and translation alignment.

For more information on Okapi Framework, click here to go to their main page.

If you install it and use it, let me know. I’d like to hear if you found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

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2 Comments on “From the Terminologist’s toolbox: Okapi’s Rainbow

  1. Hello, can you share with us how you did corpus analysis using Rainbow? Because I couldn’t find any such functionality. I also dropped two DOCs in the Input field, followed the instructions for pipeline creation for terminology extraction and no results. So I am interested to see how you used it. Can you share what pipelines you completed? 🙂 Many thanks!

  2. Hi Valentini. Thanks for reading my post. I made a term extraction without a problem. As refers to the corpus analysis I must confess I made a mistake in my blog post that may have implied that I did corpus analysis when I actually did term extraction. I have edited my post to clarify that. However, I will find out more because I can’t find right now the reference I found about corpus. I apologize for the confusion. That being said, the term extraction tool worked great, so I’m really not sure why it is not working for you. You might want to ask in their Yahoo Group:
    Let me know how it went! Thanks.
    PS: Feel free to drop me a line in the Contact Me page and send me your files so that I can run them in Rainbow.

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