HelpAbout the dashboard
About the dashboard
The dashboard is the primary view for working with sprawk teams. This view provides an overview of all topics, words, meanings and files that are owned by the current team.
- A team can monitor many different websites, both your own and your competitors, suppliers and customers. The sprawk web crawler will continuously monitor these sites, automatically discovering new pages and indexing all linguistic information, making it easy for you to find the best terms which have already been used. Additionally, the web crawler can identify broken links, spelling errors, and inconsistent language usage.
- A team can create multiple topics to group linguistic information such as example sentences, terms and definitions. You can also mark certain web sites and pages as belonging to one of the team's topics. Defining translation tasks as belonging to certain topics will affect the way that the freelance translators will perform their work.
- You can upload documents into sprawk to provide the system with more linguistic information. You only need to upload documents if they are not already available on the team's registered web sites
- This section contains all example sentences found in web sites, documents and any past or ongoing translation tasks. You can search examples for particular word usage to see, for example, if a particular term has been used before. Examples can be clustered with corresponding translations in other languages to make it easier to find previous translations of terms. Examples are also used when translating your web site. Matching examples will also be found via the search at the top of every page.
- This is where your team's terminology is managed. You can record specific terms and their translations as well as a definition and any notes on correct usage. This information is available to all team members, as well as any freelancers working on the team's tasks. Terms can be marked as preferred or obsolete, indicating which terms should be used and which should be avoided. Obsolete terms will be reported during web site indexing.
- This section shows all projects - freelancer, internal or just quotes for future projects. Each project may contain several tasks - for example, a project could be translation of a new brochure in English into French and Spanish. Since each target language will have a different freelancer, it is broken up into several tasks which may completed at slightly different times.
- Machine translations
- This section provides an overview of all recent machine translations conducted through the sprawk service.
- All conversations between team members and freelancers is recorded for future reference. This may include, for example, a question on how a certain term should be translated, or whether a polite or formal style show be used for a particular sentence. This information is also made available to future translators so that they can keep their work consistent with existing documents and save your team from answering the same questions over and over.
- This is a wiki-style section where you can document your team's editorial standards and policies, which both your team-mates and task freelancers can access. Such standards are good practice to help produce high-quality consistent translation outputs.
- General settings
- This section lets you configure how sprawk looks once you have logged into your team. It also lets you register certain IP addresses so that staff can login password-free but in read-only mode. You can also configure how your team wants to pay for any extra freelancer services.
- For each language of interest, you can configure a number of pre-defined formatting standards for numbers, dates, currencies etc.
- Spider settings
- You can configure how the web crawler functions on a per web-site basis. For example, you can skip error reporting for customer web sites or slow down indexing on slower web sites.
- Team administrators can invite new team-mates, and remove or change access to existing members.
- Account settings
- Team administrators can browse transaction history, purchase more team credit or change the subscription settings.
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