Learn how to use InterpretBank Version 5 (last update 02.5.18)
A license key gives you the right to install InterpretBank on up to 2 computers sharing the same database (the sharing of a database is supported only on Windows).
If you already have a glossary (let's say "Mercedes") and you would like to add at a later point a subglossary (let's say "Brakes"), proceed as follows:
To create a subglossary into an existing glossary:
The subglossary has been created. You can now populate your new subglossary.
To open a glossary, choose it from the drop-down menu Glossary. The glossary will be automatically displayed. If you have created subglossaries within a glossary, expand the categorization fields using and select a subglossary. If the subglossary field is not displayed, all terms of the selected glossary will be displayed without any restriction.
To rename a glossary, select the desired glossary in the drop-down menu Glossary. Select menu Glossary | Modify glossary definition and change the glossary name.
To delete a glossary, choose the glossary from the drop-down menu Glossary. The glossary will be automatically displayed. Click on menu Glossary | Delete glossary
To merge two glossaries, choose the first glossary from the drop-down menu Glossary. The glossary will be automatically displayed. Click on menu Glossary | Merge glossary. A dialog window will appear. Select here the second glossary in which you desire to merge the first glossary. All terms will be now within the second glossary.
When you select a glossary, InterpretBank visualizes all the languages used in that specific glossary in the same order in which the glossary was created. If you want to temporarily change the number of languages visualized or their order, use menu View | Temporarily change data visualization. These settings will apply only until you open another glossary. You can swap the order of the two languages on the left just by clicking the icon . If you want to change permanently the way a glossary is displayed you have to modify the glossary definition in menu Glossary | Modify glossary.
Normally, the data of a glossary are displayed from newest term (top) to oldest one (bottom). You can change this in menu View|Aphabetical order. If you wish to order the results alphabetically in one language, just click the language name in the table header.
This function is available English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch (more to come). From all the texts you have added to your glossary, a selection of Key concepts will be identified and presented to the user. This feature is designed to give you a first idea of important topics inside the texts. From the topics you can highlight words to be inserted into the glossary.
The Conference Modality has been developed to search in the booth in an easy, intuitive and dynamic way. The standard settings should work okay in most cases. However, you can influence the way InterpretBank works, changing the settings described in this section. There is not the "best" setting, it just depends on how you prefer to use the tool. You can set the search parameters in menu Booth|Search parameters or by clicking the icon available in the search field of the Conference Modality and choose Preferences. The following setup dialog will be shown:
You can select one of the two search profiles (simple or advanced). With the Simple profile the parameters will be set in a way to allow a good search experience for most users. This profile is suitable for very large glossaries. The Advanced profile offers an advanced search experience, activating many intelligent search algorithms. This profile is more demanding in terms of computing capacities and should be used with modern computers. All parameters can be set manually independently of these profiles.
How your database is searched: InterpretBank searches first your event/subject glossary, which is supposed to be the main source of terminology for the event you are interpreting. Depending on the settings, it will then search with fuzzy algorithms (to compensate typing errors) and all other glossaries. It uses the following priority order:
In the following the single settings are described in detail:
In the Conference modality you can add some columns to the table to visualize additional infos such as the glossary name and the extra information you have saved with your terms. To add these extra columns, click on the icon available in the search field of the Conference Modality and activate the info you would like to show. In the Conference Modality the length of the extra info you have saved with your term in field Block-notes is automatically reduced in order to grant visibility and usability of the table. The default value is 100 charachters. You can change this value, in menu Options.
This is an experimental feature of InterpretBank. We make it available to the users in order to give interested people/institutions the possibility to experiment with it.
InterpretBank offers an open interface to integrate Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and works like a human boothmate. InterpretBank will automatically query the event glossary and show the results in an ergonomic way. Glossary lookup, numbers and abbreviation identifications is supported in any language (provided an ASR is available). Furthermore, for English it is possible to automatically identify named entities (New York, London, etc.).
To switch to this search modality, open a glossary, switch to the Conference Modality using the corresponding icon. In menu Booth, select Automatic speech recognition. Put the cursor in it and do not move it till the end of the session.
To set the behaviour of InterpretBank, please click on the Settings icon in the ASR window. Here you can decide which information should be identified by the tool.