Learn about MQM and Translation Quality Evaluation

1. For a comprehensive introduction to evalation and metrics/models, this webinar gives detailed information and advice - slides available here

2. The following short slideshow gives an accessible overview of the Multidimensional Quality Metrics (MQM).

3. Further detail on MQM and usage FAQs can be found in our full-length MQM webinar - the recording of which can be found here

4. Other face-to-face presentations on MQM have been made at our workshops and other international conferences and industry events. You can find the slides and materials from these on the list below:

    • Most recently, a workshop on MQM at Localization World in London, June 2013 provides a detailed overview of MQM [PDF] with additional papers presented on Current Trends in Machine Translation Quality Evaluation [Overview & Quality Estimation].

5. As a supplement, a comprehensive listing of the issue types in the MQM can be found here.

6. You can try the basics of MQM with illustrative translation quality scorecards [screenshots also available].


Learn about Post-Editing

You can find the recording of our recent webinar on Effective Post-Editing in Human and Machine Translation Workflows (December 5th, 2013) via and the slides via



Learn about Quality Estimation

From here you can learn more quality estimation and how this technique can be used in translation and evaluation:

  • Background information on quality estimation and its application [PDF]
  • Introduction to quality estimation in predicting translation quality [PDF]
  • A more detailed description of these can be found here

To try out Quality Estimation for yourself:



Learn about the Translation and Localisation Industry

Here you can learn more about the translation and localisation industries from our thought-provoking surveys and Mapping the Industry series: 

  • Mapping the Industry I: Findings on Translation Technologies and Quality Assessment [PDF]

You can read more about the industry in Europe from the EU's recent Language Industry Web Platform.

Further to this, QTLaunchPad has been working with industry representatives and consortia to identify areas where research collaborations would yield great success. Here you can find further details about the development of the project and the consortia. Through our workshops above we have also been developing these topics with new and existing partners - feedback from the workshops can be found here. These identified Research Application & Innovation Scenarios (RIAS) focus on the areas below as we continue to seek collaborative partners for future initiatives - contact info [at] qt21 [dot] eu to find out more. 

You can find out more about the RIAS here.