Segments are parts of the file that are divided by formatting or punctuation. Segments may be sentences, words or numbers, depending on the formatting of the source file. When a file is converted to a translatable TXLF format, all complete sentences become separate segments. Once these segments are translated, they are saved and committed to the translation memory and leveraged in future translations. Translation memory leveraging reduces the time and expense of future translations by automatically and consistently translating reoccurring words and phrases.