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You want to focus on the quality attribute sentiment and minimal attention to the quality attribute utility. Time constraints apply and a monolingual evaluation model suffices. Readability evaluation can be integrated within other evaluation models or used on its own at a specific stage in the localization process or used in isolation for particular content types.
Here we focus on approaches and good practices for evaluating readability separately from the application of other evaluation approaches. Overview This model involves rating the readability of the translated content.
Readability can be measured in several ways. This could include readability scales, traditional readability indices, where end users are asked to rate the reading ease of content on a 3 or 5-point scale.
Alternately, users can participate in comprehension or recall tests to review readability. This type of evaluation is monolingual and focuses on the target content only.
Translation accuracy is obviously not something that is rated, but appropriateness for the end user can be. Traditional readability indices are also used to automatically measure the reading ease of texts.
This type of evaluation could be carried out by an in-house marketing expert or by an end user. Evaluation Approach Readability can be evaluated through human evaluation and automatic scoring. Human Evaluation You provide all content or samples to your raters and establish a methodology for evaluators to rate your content on document, section, paragraph or string level for reading ease and comprehensibility.
Recommendations Here are recommendations for a successful implementation of the readability evaluation model. Guidelines need to be clear, strict and detailed. They need to include: A clear and accurate definition of readability ii.
Examples of readability errors and ratings 2. Questionnaires, recall tests and comprehension tests: Evaluators do not need to be translators.
If in-house staff, evaluators must be good writers in the target language. If availing of real users, evaluators need to be selected with care: All evaluators should be trained to be able to spot sentences that do not sound natural in the target language. Training should also focus on distinguishing readability issues from other aspects of the product, such as complexity, particularly in the case of real users.
Also, evaluators could be made aware of what features in specific languages make a text hard to read, e. Another way to train and select an evaluator is to ask candidates to correct a sample text of the same subject matter the evaluator will be working on if selected and provide a score based on the number of issues found per 2, words.
The content to be evaluated must contain full sentences. Lists of unrelated short segments, such as UI content, are not suitable for this type of evaluation. The evaluation data needs to be shared and analyzed for it to be useful. Otherwise, the evaluation will not lead to quality improvements.
You should establish a feedback cycle to ensure that translators know how their work has been assessed and where improvement is required. Findings must be shared, whether they are positive or negative.
With regard to feedback to the vendor, ensure that the original translation file name is part of the evaluation information so that the vendor can retrieve translations in their systems when needed. Also, the evaluation tool could be implemented in a web environment where the vendor can log in vendor view to monitor how its work is being assessed and the results it obtains.
Automatic Evaluation We are not recommending the automatic scoring of readability. The current formulae try to capture the level of difficulty of a text but do not consider whether it is linguistically correct, natural sounding or suitable for the end user. You can find links to formulae for automatic scoring under the Tools section.
They cover the most common formulae and describe how they work. Please get in contact with us if you have successfully used automated readability evaluation metrics.Bragg begins with fads and moves to evaluating best practices because it is the evaluation that will determine whether or not adopting a particular best practice will help improve an organization.
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