Wrong Idiom

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등록: 24.04.2017
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At the bottom of one of the songs I translated it says my song has an idiom in it but the explanation it has for the idiom is completely wrong for the song. I didn't put the idiom there and wanted to know how I can remove it so it doesn't confuse others.

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등록: 15.02.2013

I have had 'idioms' added to my translations, and I don't know who decides that's what they are.

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등록: 29.08.2015
Diácono wrote:

At the bottom of one of the songs I translated it says my song has an idiom in it but the explanation it has for the idiom is completely wrong for the song. I didn't put the idiom there and wanted to know how I can remove it so it doesn't confuse others.

The word "dock" has different meanings but, in your case, I wouldn't worry about it: anybody that reads about an iPhone being in the dock will know that the phone has not committed any crimes. Regular smile

Super Member
등록: 13.04.2017

I also saw this happened once or twice.
It seems that idioms are detected automatically in the lyrics/translations posted on this site. If the idiom detected doesn't match the meaning of your text there's no workaround yet. But if the detected word/phrase is 'not an idiom' you can press the [Not an idiom] button on its page and leave your complaint there.
Maybe the tech staff could consider the use of a special tag (i.e. [ni]some_words_phrases_not _to _be_considered_as_being_idiomatic[/ni]) to mark words/phrases in lyrics/translations that should not be treated as idioms on an automated basis. It could be a decent workaround for the problem.

Editor True-to-original translations.
등록: 29.08.2015
Brat wrote:

I also saw this happened once or twice.
It seems that idioms are detected automatically in the lyrics/translations posted on this site. If the idiom detected doesn't match the meaning of your text there's no workaround yet. But if the detected word/phrase is 'not an idiom' you can press the [Not an idiom] button on its page and leave your complaint there.

"In the dock" is an idiom, it means "to be on trial in court". Using the "not an idiom" button would say it isn't.

Super Member
등록: 13.04.2017

I know that idiom for sure, but nevertheless we still need a workaround to avoid erroneous detection in texts. Because idioms are essential for understanding texts in languages you don't know well enough. One wrongly detected idiom could muddy the water quite well...

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