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Glossary Amazon for Machine Translation (MT)


Improve the quality of your Machine Translations by tying in your project's glossary. Translated terms found in the glossary will be translated automatically using that Glossary term.


The use of Glossaries is only supported for Amazon Machine Translation Services.

  • Configure Machine Translation Services in the Organization settings as described here.

  • From your Project -> Settings Link located on the left hand side, Click on the Workflow Tab.

  • Click on "Link a glossary" as seen below.


  • From the ensuing drop-down list, select the project's glossary.

  • When the installation is completed, the workflow page should look like this:


On the background Transifex is sending to Amazon MT service all translated glossary terms. Read Appendix for more details on how Transifex glossaries are visible in AWS interface.

Updating Glossaries

Whenever the glossary in Transifex changes, perform the following steps in order to update the Glossary in Amazon Web Services:

  • Click on the "Update glossary" Link as seen below:


  • From the ensuing drop down list select the glossary file.


Glossaries on Amazon Service

When a sync glossary process starts Transifex is sending the selected glossary to Amazon service. In Amazon interface the glossary is displayed as multiple custom terminology files, one per target language. You can identify these files by logging in Amazon AWS with the account you have linked with Amazon MT service and then visiting Amazon Translate area.

Amazon Translate terminology

Terminologies created by Transifex are following the naming convention:



Deleting Transifex custom terminology files from Amazon interface will disable the Amazon machine translations from leveraging glossary.