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A major precondition for assessing the quality of a software system is to define the overall functionality of the system, i.e. in our context to specify the features of translators' tools. Only if the functionality of a system complies with the individual user's requirements, will the software quality be judged positively. Therefore, featurization has to be based on

In this section, we describe the basic design and functionality of types of translators' aid. In the current version, this is only available for translation memory (section Design and function of translation memory). The section concludes with an overview of the two actual featurizations in Appendix Feature Checklist Examples.