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ATRIL
CypreSoft
MultiCorpora
Multilizer
Dèjà Vu 3.0.32
Trans Suite 2000 1.4.2
MultiTrans Pro 3.051.44
MULTILIZER 5.1.34 Multiplatform
Type
Translation Memory
Translation Memory
Translation Memory and full-text multilingual corpus
Software Localizer
Translator Assistance Tools
Spell Checker
Yes
Yes
Yes through MS Word
No
Thesaurus
Yes
No
Yes through MS Word
No
Glossary / Dictionaries
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Terminology Database
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
MT Interface
No
Yes
No
No
supported File Types
DLL, EXE
No
No
No
Yes
RC
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
MS Visual Studio & .NET
No
No
No
Yes
C/C++
Yes
No
No
Yes
Java
Yes
No
No
Yes
Symbian and Palm
No
No
No
Yes
Databases & Oracle Forms
MS Access
MS Access
No
Yes
RTF (Win Help)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RTF (Text)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
TXT
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
DOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
FrameMaker and SGML
Yes
Yes
No
No
Ventura
Yes
Yes
No
No
HTML, XML
Yes
Yes
in development
Yes
Software Leveraging
Fuzzy Matching
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Concordance
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Perfect Matching
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Help/Doc Leveraging
Fuzzy Matching
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Concordance
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Perfect Matching
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Paragraph based
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Software Engineering & Testing
Pseudo Translate Expert
No
No
No
Yes
Validate Expert
No
No
No
Yes
General Variables
Protection Mode
Dongle
Machine spec. PIN
Dongle
License Key
TMX-Import
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
simultaneous data base access over LAN
Yes
Yes
Yes, Terminology
Yes
price in € (most featured license)
€ 990
€ 595
€ 2219
starting at € 3295
price in US$ (most featured license)    
$ 2219
starting at $ 3295
system requirements
Pentium II and 64 MB RAM
Pentium II and 64 MB RAM
Pentium 200 and 32 MB RAM
?
editor
internal
internal
external
internal
source and target in tables?
Yes
No
No
Yes
display of concordance
color
percentage (rollover)
Yes
No
target preview
No
No
Yes
Limited
technical support
within 48 h, competent
within 48 h, competent
within 48 h, competent
within 48h, competent
support free/costly
free livelong
free livelong
one-year free after-sales support
free livelong?
printed documentation
available
missing: --
very brief: -
brief and old: -
help/pdf docu
good, includes a tutorial, doc instead of pdf: +
good but only basic tutorials: +
brief incl. tutorial: +
very good: ++
learning the software: classes available?
Yes, check web site!
yes: 149 € per trainee and day plus trainer expenses
Yes: Web-based individual training starts at $99 for 90 minutes.
?
package includes
CD-ROM, printed manual, dongle
CD-ROM
CD-ROM, printed manual, dongle
CD-ROM, printed manual
software ergonometry
+
+
++
+
handling of large tmx databases
++
++
++
+
time to learn
easy to learn
easy to learn
easy to learn
easy to learn
linking external dictionaries
No
Yes
No
No
direct translate from Excel
Yes
No
No
No
direct translate from PowerPoint
Yes
Yes
In testing. Planned for commercial release 1Q 2003
No
Link to MT
No
Yes
Yes
?
Network Version?
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
TM management
good
good
OK
basic
alignment: file types
all supported file types
all supported file types
all supported file types
all program code formats
time to establish a new project
fast
fast
fast
fast
project wizard?
No
No
No
Yes
integration with speech recognition software
good
good
Yes through MS Word
No

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