Identifying and managing "light resources", "heavy resources" and Regex Assistant resources

If you don't know what a "light resource" or a "heavy resource" is, is, see the definition in the memoQ glossary provided with this course. The glossary also provides explanations of many other terms you may encounter in the world of memoQ.

For most of the light resource configurations such as auto-translation rules, segmentation rules, import filter configurations, QA profiles and others not the main focus of this course, there are three places where you can import, delete and otherwise manage them. These are; the memoQ Resource Console, the Options and the Settings page of a project. Web search configurations (which will be a focus in November) are managed only in the Resource Console and the Options as of memoQ version 10.2.

The memoQ Resource Console enables five of the six resource types which are the main focus of this course to be managed.

In the screenshot of the the memoQ Resource Console above, the red outlined box encompasses light resource configurations. Resources which are a main focus of this course are indicated by a solid red arrow. Light resources which are discussed peripherally are marked with a smaller, hollow red arrow. Term bases (a main focus) are heavy resources. That's simply some jargon dreamed up years ago by the original developer who considered them more important. Your are allowed to have another opinion about such things, but the jargon is what it is.

The Default resources in the memoQ Options are all light resources. Resources selected here are assigned by default to new projects unless the project is created using a template and a different resource is specified. memoQ web search configurations for all projects must be selected or changed here.

The project Settings are another important place for managing light resources. Selections made here have only project scope, i.e. they affect only the project which is currently open. Resources such as QA profiles, auto-translation rules and others in this dialog can be changed as often as desired. I myself often switch QA profiles in order to do focused checks on different things.

So the four light resources covered in this course – auto-translation rules, segmentation rules, filter configurations and web search – can be created, imported, deleted, edited, exported, cloned and renamed (in the Properties) in three places: the Resource Console, the Options and the Default resources of an open project's Settings. When exported, all light resources have the file extension *.mqres.

The heavy resource covered in this course – term bases – can be created, imported, deleted, edited, exported, cloned and renamed (in the Properties) in the Resource Console and on the Term bases page of Project home:

The last resource covered in this course, the memoQ Regex Assistant, does not, as of memoQ version 10.2, fit into either category of light resources or heavy resources. It contains a collection of annotated regular expressions which can be applied in quite a number of contexts in memoQ. Its exported collections have the file extension *.xml.

All management operations (adding resources, editing and exporting) take place in the Regex Assistant dialog, which is accessed by clicking the Rx button in various contexts of memoQ.

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