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STAR Campus: It's the context, stupid

The importance of context in Transit NXT

STAR Campus: It's the context, stupid

How many translators does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: it depends on the context! Jokes apart: as a translator, you know just how important context is. This STAR Campus webinar shows you how Transit deals with this issue.

How does context help me when I'm translating?

Translation memory systems work based on segments. The text to be translated is processed sentence by sentence or paragraph by paragraph. This is all very well, but it is only half the battle. At the end of this process, each translated segment again appears in the context of the entire document and must fit precisely into this context.
Thanks to its document-oriented approach, the TM from Transit automatically receives the full context for any segment. In addition, a whole range of functions display additional context so that you know exactly what you are using in your translation. This webinar explains which context information is offered by Transit and how you can use this information.


To begin with, we will provide you with an overview of the viewers, which display the translation context in Transit. Taking a Word project as an example, you will see how Transit automatically creates PDFs, displays them in the integrated viewer and synchronizes them so that each line matches the segment perfectly in the Transit editor. Another example shows you the dynamically-generated preview for HTML projects. In the second part, you will find out how to research context in the translation memory and how you can use the document-oriented TM approach when translating. To conclude, we will show you how Transit delivers additional context information from the dictionary terminology and from the usage examples in the translation memory.


  • Webinar in German: September 16, 16:00 – 17:00 (GMT +2:00)
  • Webinar in English: September 17, 10:00 – 11:00 (GMT +2:00)

Register and participate

The webinar will take place online and is free of charge, although the number of participants is limited. You can register simply by sending an e-mail to transit@star-group.net
We use the webinar software TeamViewer. Once you have registered, you will receive the login details that you can use to access and participate in the webinar.