Processed Words Report

Processed words refer to the first time that a human translator (or third-party provider) has interacted with the words.

Machine Translations are counted as Processed Words. This includes copy-source-to-target.

If translations are imported from a Resource File, they also count as Processed Words (regardless of the workflow step that the translations are imported to). 

SmartMatched translations are not counted as Processed Words. However, if a string is SmartMatched, and a Translator edits the translation, it would count towards processed words.


The report records the daily number of words translated for the first time in a specific project, either via a Translator or third-party provider. 

Strings are only counted once for each target locale. Retranslating a string which has already been counted for that locale will not cause it to be counted again. 

Fuzzy Match scores do not affect the Processed Word count.

If there are inaccurate published translations which are then modified, the changes will count as processed words, but no credit will be given and won’t be counted in the Word Count Report.

Note: You may notice a time difference/lag between what you see in the Processed Words Report versus the Word Count Report. For example, if a Translator translated strings on a Monday, but only submitted the strings on a Tuesday:

  • The Processed Words Report will show that they were worked on, on the Monday.
  • The Word Count Report will show Tuesday.

Accessing the Processed Words Report

The Processed Words Report is available to Account Owners and Project Managers on Enterprise accounts.

  1. Go to Reports > Processed Words.
  2. Select the language(s) and date range you wish to include in the report.
  3. Click Create Report. To obtain an offline version of the report, click Download CSV.

Use Cases

The Processed Words Report is commonly used for billing forecasting purposes. For example, an Account Owner may wish to see how many processed words they had for a quarter, or a year, in order to plan for future allocations.

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