User’s Guide For the LanguageTool Plugin For Trados Studio

What Is the LanguageTool

LanguageTool is an open-source proofreading software that detects many grammatical, stylistic, spelling, typographical or punctuation errors in more than 25 languages. This tool can also be helpful for professionals, proofreaders, editors or translators due to the range of detected errors.

LanguageTool Plugin is an application for Trados Studio. This global verifier is used to check for grammatical and linguistic errors in the translated files. LanguageTool Plugin connects to the LanguageTool server via RestAPI and generates a list of all errors detected by the LanguageTool server.

LanguageTool is a free, open-source project that you can also download for offline use. However, it is also offered as a freemium service. You can use the LanguageTool service through your web browser or special plugins or add-ons. Plugins are available for Microsoft Office, Firefox, Google Chrome, SDL Trados Studio, etc.

The plugin for Trados Studio allows you to use the LanguageTool in every possible way, i.e. with a local server without sending data outside, with the LanguageTool Premium server after purchasing a subscription or with a free public server. Data sent to external servers are not saved and are deleted immediately after processing the query. The plugin for Trados Studio can also be configured to work with an on-premise LanguageTool server.

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