So you jumped on the automatization bandwagon and now want to run automatic Quality Assurance (QA) on translations.
The general approach to run automatic QA is to use:
QA tools normally work with bilingual (source and target) files. They help you to find:
To avoid false positives that these QA tools may generate, it’s highly recommended to create special configurations that would be used to automatically reduce the noise. For example, for Verifika it would be a quality profile per project/language.
Though some tools still provide QA reports in Excel sheets, the better way is to utilize the solutions which offer automatic updates of the segments being QAed – right from the report. Otherwise, it takes a lot of time to switch between working environments and implement all the needed changes into the working files.
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Translation management systems (TMS) are one of the oldest language technologies out there. The first solutions appeared in the 80s with the emergence of brands such as STAR Transit and Trados, and the segment has been booming since 2010. In 2022, there are well over 160 technologies of this type on the market.
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When your localization workflows aren’t as automated as you’d like them to be and you’re struggling to make processes more streamlined, it’s likely that your first instinct is to look around to see what other tools are out there to solve the challenges you’re facing. But before jumping into a new purchase, ask yourself if a new tool is really what you need or if there’s a way you can optimize your existing setup to get the results you want to achieve.