Smart Sampling: A Lean Method to Optimize the QA Process

Track: TAUS | TS7 |
Friday, June 10, 2016, 2:15pm – 3:00pm
Held in: Liffey Hall 2
Heidi Van Hiel - Yamagata Europe
Host: Jaap van der Meer

Smart sampling is a lean methodology to optimize the quality assurance (QA) process. Given price and time pressure, it is not always possible to review the entire deliverable. However, a quality check on intelligently selected sections of the whole deliverable can indicate the overall quality. Sampling has to be done carefully, taking into account parameters such as target audience, content type, vendor experience and so on. Yamagata Europe has developed a strategy to make the QA process lean by “smart sampling.” Based on various criteria they decide the ideal mix of text that has to be reviewed and how it can be reviewed.

Takeaways: Attendees will learn how to make their QA process lean; different approaches to review their translations (such as human review, or semi-automated review using tools such as QA Distiller or a spellchecker); and the basics of reviewing translations with QA Distiller.