Translation Quality Evaluation with DQF and the TAUS Quality Dashboard - XTM International, SDL Japan

Track: TAUS | S1 |
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 9:45am – 10:30am
Held in: S
Yumiko Metsugi - XTM International 
Gen Sato - SDL Japan 
Andrea Tabacchi - Phrase 
Anne-Maj van der Meer - TAUS

Quality used to be a static concept in the translation industry. Undisputedly translation buyers would expect human, such as good quality, translations. Now, in many cases, users seem to be happy to accept good enough machine translations (MTs), especially when they are delivered in real time. The TAUS Quality Dashboard with the underlying MQM/DQF metrics is getting traction as a standard approach to quality evaluation. It can help to differentiate, measure and benchmark translation quality according to agreed content profiles. It potentially takes a lot of the subjectivity out of the quality management function. DQF helps to aggregate data that support decisions on the training and selection of MT engines and the matching of resources and translation assets. In this session, you will see how companies integrate with the DQF Open API and you’ll get an overview of the approaches to translation quality over time.