Suitable applilcation to help build a glosary for CE translation

Subject: Suitable applilcation to help build a glosary for CE translation
From: David Harrison <dharrison -at- moldmasters -dot- com>
To: techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:28:03 +0000

Hi all

While looking at the proverbial question of getting more translation on less budget we are heading towards machine translation with post editing.
But first I need to build a technical glossary and I feel I ought to be able to extract right words manually . So I'm wondering if anyone knows of a satisfactory application which can text mine the collection of existing manuals which are written mostly in Indesign and output as pdf files. I want a final report containing all the exclusive text which is not within the normal Controlled English dictionary.
I trawled both the Techwr-l site and the internet but to no avail. I have found one or two companies who will do the job for you. But we are cash poor and time rich just now so I would like to at least try to do it alone.
Does anyone here have advice on
a) An application or a methodology I ought to consider buying or trying
b) Major pitfalls that suggest going it alone is a bad idea
Thanks in advance guys

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