Posts Tagged ‘2009’

How to resolve “WinAlign export files cannot be migrated because your User ID has not been specified”

  1. Steps to replicate:
    1. in Winalign window:
      1. menu:file / export file pair
      2. dialogue: “export file pair to file”, choose an name and format: text,
      3. wait for “export”dialogue to disappear;
    2. in SDL Trados Studio 2009,
      1. left menu pane: “translation memories”, menu button”:”open translation memories”,dialogue:”menu button: “open document”, choose the source text document, in dialogue:”open document”, dropdown: “target language”,
      2. dropdown: “target language”,  select yours
      3. dropdown”: add”: “file-based translation memory”
      4. open dialogue:”file-based translation memory”, select exported text file;
    3. Error pops up:  image
  2. Resolution: follow the instructions in the error dialogue.
    1. Bonus points for knowing that “translator’s workbench” is a legacy application and accessible only through SDL Trados Studio 2007: open this from the start menu.
    2. In the left pane, click to open “Translator’s workbench”:  image
    3. Give your username: image
  3. Test: on your next try, you will get past the error into upgrade converting your winalign-exported text file into TMX:20130328_163935

No- and Low-cost Language Labs in a Tough Economy. Presentation EUROCALL 2009

Or digitizing the London Metropolitan University City-of-London Conference Interpreting center.
Or download a screencast of my presentation.

Vendors at BETT 2009

For the interpreting suite upgrade, here is my report from BETT 2009:



Artec = Televic


ConnectED, SANS Virtuoso/Soloist








Two types of vendors:

  1. Full-blown interpreting lab vendors
  2. Generic classroom management software vendors

Follow the links, talk to me if you want to know more and/or post questions/comments below.

Interpreting Lab Vendors at BETT 2009

artec_main_bett2009.AVI (big, and you can find help here on How to play videos) is a quick-and-dirty video I shot during my visit to the ARTEC/TELEVIC booth at the British Educational Technology Tradeshow (BETT) 2009 in London 16/01/2009.

ARTEC demonstrated certain lab features (they had a live setup of a teacher and a number of student computers) for face-to-face teaching.

They also tried to show off a web-based add-on for self-access interpreting practice which you better try out yourself here, then browse to Demo edumatic online / demo online / audio/video comparative / comparative recording : an online dual band recorder.

If I have time, I will post an outline of this video here. In the meantime, you can add points you find notable to the comments below.

I also visited the booth of CONNECTED (SONY VIRTUOSO – they have their own WMV Demo Video ) and SANAKO (I put the CD-Rom in a SkyDrive folder sanako for the Interpreting-Group).