September 23, 2015, Amsterdam – Today TAUS makes available the SDL WorldServer Plug-In for the Dynamic Quality Framework (DQF). This plug-in lets users of WorldServer measure the productivity, efficiency and quality of their translation activities with the DQF tools and metrics, and track and benchmark the performance on the TAUS Quality Dashboard.
Steve Richardson, Manager of Translation Systems at LDS Church, comments: “Having been involved in the design and testing of the DQF WorldServer Plug-In, we anticipate that it will give us greatly increased visibility into work of hundreds of our translators worldwide, enabling us to determine more accurate translation rates for post-editing, where to focus our training efforts to increase productivity, and how to achieve overall improvements in quality.”
The DQF Plug-In is also already available for SDL Trados Studio and for MateCat. In the next couple of months DQF Plug-Ins will become available for SDL TMS, Unbabel, Memsource, XTM Cloud, Lingotek and other commercial and internal translation tools.
“Microsoft Office International team is committed to the DQF model and approach and are actively partnering with TAUS to investigate how best to integrate TAUS Quality Dashboard API into our translation tool set,” says Vincent Gadani, senior program manager at Microsoft.
TAUS makes the DQF API available under an open source license. Support is offered to developers through a GitHub site. Users of DQF can join user groups to discuss best practices and help review the scope of new releases of DQF. The current release of DQF supports fully automatic measurement and tracking of productivity and efficiency. The next release of the DQF API will be extended with error review. The error review is based on the harmonization of the DQF and MQM error typologies.
“DQF and the TAUS Quality Dashboard fill an urgent need,” says Jaap van der Meer, director TAUS. “Quality evaluation in the translation industry is problematic. It is costly, time-consuming and often unreliable. DQF hosts common metrics and evaluation methods. This increases the credibility of translation services, reduces the cost of quality evaluation and eliminates a source of friction between translators, translation vendors and their customers.”
- TAUS invites buyers and providers of translation and translation technology developers to learn more about the Quality Dashboard.
- Join the TAUS Quality Dashboard webinar on Wednesday September 30 at 5:00 PM Central European Time.
- Go to the TAUS web site for the API specification and the How to Get Started Manual and to download the Quality Dashboard Background and Features Dashboard.
- Join one of the TAUS DQF User Groups and consult and stay informed about new releases of DQF and the Plug-Ins.
- Take the online course in Quality Management with DQF.
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