XTM Cloud v 13.0

LQA settings

The LQA feature in XTM Cloud is a translation quality scoring system based on the Multidimensional Quality Metrics (MQM) model which has been designed as part of the QT Launchpad project.

The resultant LQA system as implemented in XTM Cloud is:
  • Flexible – A scoring system that balances sophistication and simplicity

  • Fair – When possible, the cause of the problem can be identified

  • Suitable for all translation methods – includes Machine Translation

  • Comparable: Results of the different tests can be compared

  • Based on standards: MQM makes extensive use of ISO/TS 11669 as the basis for its dimensions. MQM provides a catalog of over 120 issue types with definitions and examples.

  • Granular – Supports varying degrees of granularity

In Configuration > Settings > LQA, you can select the full list of issues or any subset of them. You can also set the weight for each item and severity multiplier for neutral, minor, major, and critical items, or add new errors.

You can also decide whether the issues are displayed in XTM Workbench and the report as a flat list or arranged in a hierarchy.

Weight: The importance that the Administrator would like to give to a specific error.

Tip

We recommend NOT to apply any LQA weight which is higher than 1.

Severity: another way to change the importance of a specific error.

Changing the name of the LQA issue
  1. Go to Configuration > Settings > LQA > LQA . Select the context menu menu-old.gif.

  2. Select Details > Edit translation error.

  3. Type a new Name.

  4. Select Add.

XTM will always keep the MQM name for reference.

Adding a new LQA translation error category
  1. Go to Configuration > Settings > LQA > LQA . Select the context menu menu-old.gif.

  2. Select Add new translation error.

  3. Choose a Name

  4. Select Weight:

    Tip

    We recommend NOT to apply any LQA weight which is higher than 1.

Defining LQA scores

LQA scores will be calculated only in segments that were activated by a user in the previous project workflow step and by the LQA evaluator in the LQA step.

In the LQA options specify whether LQA scores will be based on source word count or target word count.

You can add a dedicated LQA step to a workflow or add LQA as a part of another step (such as correct).

How does LQA differ from QA?

XTM offers different types of error checking. QA checks are performed automatically in XTM Workbench based on a QA profile. LQA is always performed by a human linguist.