Globalese plugin for memoQ

The Globalese plugin for memoQ enables you to set up MT profiles for your Globalese engines, and pretranslate project files directly from memoQ.

To use the Globalese plugin for memoQ, you will need

  • a Globalese system
  • memoQ 8.2 or later

Until the final version makes it into the official memoQ distribution, these are the temporary steps to include the Globalese plugin in memoQ:

  1. Download and place the .dll file in memoQ’s Addins folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Kilgray\memoQ-8-2\Addins or similar).
  2. In C:\ProgramData\MemoQ, look for a file named ClientDevConfig.xml. If you find it, modify it to look like below; if it doesn’t exist, create it to look like below:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

Setting up a Globalese engine in memoQ

Once you have added the plugin to memoQ, follow these steps to set up a connection to one specific Globalese engine.

Note: One MT profile set up in memoQ can only correspond to one Globalese engine. This means you will have to set up as many profiles as the number of Globalese engines you want to use in memoQ.

  1. Go to Options → Default resources → MT settings.
  2. Click Create new.
  3. Give the profile a specific name. (Something that does not only remind you that this is a Globalese profile, but also tells you which engine it will use.)
    memoQ - Create new MT settings
  4. Click OK.
  5. Edit the newly created profile.
  6. Check the box next to Globalese, and click the Configure plugin icon.
  7. In the Globalese server URL field, enter your Globalese URL (e.g. This is specific to your instance – Globalese does not have one central URL for everyone.
  8. In the Username field, provide your Globalese username.
  9. In the API key field, provide the Globalese API key associated with your username. You can find your API key on your profile page in Globalese.
  10. If you are using a proxy, check the Use proxy box, and fill the fields in the Proxy panel.
  11. Click Connect.
  12. In the Engine settings panel, select the language pair and group.
  13. Based on these three parameters, the plugin will display the possible engines. Choose the engine you want to use from the Engine dropdown.
  14. By default, the plugin will delete the temporary projects it needs to create on the Globalese server. If you want to keep the projects, untick the Delete Globalese project after translation box (not recommended).
  15. Click OK.
  16. Still in the Edit machine translation settings window, click the Settings tab.
  17. Choose Off for Translation results.
    memoQ - Translation results
  18. Choose Off for MatchPatch.
    memoQ - MatchPatch
  19. Click OK.

Using a Globalese engine for pretranslation in memoQ

Once you have set up a Globalese engine in memoQ, you can use it to pretranslate files taking the following steps:

  1. Open up a memoQ project.
  2. Under Project home → Settings → MT settings, select the Globalese engine that you want to use for pretranslating the project files.
  3. From the Preparation menu, select Pre-Translate.
  4. Define the scope of pretranslation in the Scope panel.
  5. In the Lookup panel, tick the Use machine translation if there is no TM match checkbox. You may need to uncheck the Perform fragment assembling checkbox first.
  6. Make sure Globalese is selected next to the target languages you wan to use Globalese for.
  7. Click OK.