ABBYY Aligner is a professional tool for aligning parallel texts in various languages and creating Translation Memory (TM) databases. Based on ABBYY's foremost linguistic technologies and special dictionary databases, the program accurately finds matching segments in the source and translated texts by checking their semantic proximity and allows saving the results in the TM database for further use in Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tools. It helps to reduce costs yet increase the quality of translation services. This makes ABBYY Aligner a reliable and indispensable assistant for translators, language service providers, corporate users and specialists involved in translation management. ABBYY Aligner delivers a range of useful and powerful features to ensure quick and efficient work with parallel texts including easy-to-use editing tools and the batch processing mode for large amounts of documents (up to 10 MB each). ABBYY Aligner contains a fully embedded database of rules for splitting text into sentences that can be extended with the user's own list of abbreviations. After alignment, the program highlights possible errors — such as text segments with low match probability and rows with empty cells and spelling mistakes — enabling quick checking of the results. Its editing capabilities also include splitting, merging and moving text segments, as well as manual segment matching.
The application processes texts in 10 popular European languages (English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Ukrainian) with support for 90 translation directions. The resulting texts can be saved either in RTF or TMX format which is an international standard supported by virtually any CAT tools. ABBYY Aligner opens files in TXT, RTF, PDF, HTML and documents created in popular Microsoft® Office applications (DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, PPS, PPSX, XLS and XLSX). It also supports pasting text from the Clipboard.