CAT tool

A CAT tool stands for a computer assisted translation tool. It is software that helps translators maintain consistency in terminology across their translation jobs and also aids the translation process by suggesting (or translating automatically) passages (segments) which the translator already translated in the past.

Data exported from CAT tools (translation memories) can be used to build a parallel corpus in Sketch Engine or uploaded for bilingual term extraction. Extracted terms can be exported as term base (TBX) and uploaded back to the CAT too. Parallel user corpora in Sketch Engine can be downloaded as translation memory (TMX) and uploaded in the CAT tool.