XTM Cloud v 13.1

Settings — Project: Project types

In Configuration > Settings> Projects > Project types you can enable alternative translations and anonymization and choose the segmentation method for projects with alternative translations.

Alternative translations

Alternative translations. This option is often used for transcreation projects. When activated, the layout of XTM Workbench changes to allow the translator to enter alternative translations and back translations.

Enabling alternative translations
  1. Go to Configuration > Settings > Projects > Project types.

  2. Select Alternative translations > Default setting.

  3. Enter the default number of alternative translations.

  4. Select Save.

The settings entered here for the system can be modified for the customer and specific projects. XTM displays each source segment the specified number of times in XTM Workbench. There is a recommended translation followed by a set number of alternative translations, all of which can be completed by the translator. Each alternative translation has a field to enter a back-translation.

Alternative translation report can be generated and downloaded from Project Editor, Files tab or Previews. The report is an Excel file containing all the translations, back translations, and comments in one sheet.


The comments section can be used as a place to enter the explanation for each translation. A reviewer may choose the desired alternative translation and copy it from the alternative to recommended translation. Only the recommended translation will be used to generate the target document.

Alternative translations segmentation. If the alternative translations option has been set, you can choose whether to segment the source text in paragraphs or use the standard segmentation rules for your system. The segmentation method will apply to all customers and projects when processing projects with alternative translations.


The anonymization feature is based on Named Entity Recognition (NER) and it attempts to identify confidential data by converting it to inline tags. This applies to the following languages:

  • Danish

  • Dutch

  • English

  • French

  • German

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Spanish

  • Swedish

Enabling anonymization
  1. Go to Configuration > Settings > Projects > Project types.

  2. Select Use Anonymization.

  3. Select Save.

Confidential data is converted into inline tags in XTM Workbench.

Protecting sensitive data during translation in XTM explains in detail how to use MS Word styles to convert sensitive data into inline tags during translation.