Arle Lommel (DFKI) and Lucia Specia (University of Sheffield) give an interactive overview and demonstration of the Multidimensional Quality Metrics (MQM) framework currently being developed by the European Commission-funded QTLaunchPad project. Hear about its advantages for assessing translation quality as well as information on implementation and collaboration.
Active in the localization industry for over ten years, Arle Lommel is a frequent speaker on industry issues, particularly those related to standards and standardization. He is former Director of Open Standards at the Localization Industry Standards Association, where he chaired the OSCAR standards group, which was responsible for such standards as TMX, TBX, SRX, and GMX-V. Arle participates in the activities of many standards groups in order to represent the needs of industry and to help encourage public participation in their activities.
Lucia Specia has worked with research in machine translation for more than 10 years, with special focus on automatic assessment of translation quality. She is involved in various projects on the topic, including the European initiative QTLaunchPad. Before joining academia, she was a research engineer at Xerox Research, France. She received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2007.