LQA Reporting Analysis

Linguistic Quality Assurance is the process of objectively evaluating translations on the basis of a schema of error types.

The information in the Linguistic Quality Assurance report can be used by your stakeholders to make strategic decisions on your localization process.

It is important to remember that although LQA is highly useful in highlighting areas of focus on your translations, it is one of many ways to assign a quantitative metric to translations. LQA scores are useful, but should not be viewed in a vacuum. Human translation quality simply should not be boiled down to numbers (with no other qualitative quality measurement).

The LQA report does not include the submitted translation (i.e. edits performed by the LQA reviewer).

The LQA report can take up to 2 hours to generate.

Accessing the LQA Report

The LQA report containing all translations that have been evaluated can be accessed via the Reports dropdown.


Viewing the LQA Report

The LQA Report contains the following columns of data, in the following order:

  • Account Name
  • Project Name
  • Project Uid
  • Job Name
  • Translation
  • Job Uid
  • Job Number
  • Reference Number
  • Hashcode
  • Original Text
  • Locale ID
  • Translation Text
  • Translated by (Name)
  • Translated by (UID)
  • Schema Name
  • Review Submit Date
  • Category Name
  • Error Type Name
  • Severity Name
  • Severity Score
  • Comment
  • LQA Error recorded by (Name)
  • LQA Error recorded by (UID)
  • LQA error Workflow Step
  • LQA error Workflow Name

Columns can be reordered in the Smartling interface, however the downloaded report follows the above order.

Report Filters

You can filter the report by the following criteria:

  • LQA Category Name
  • LQA Error Type
  • Hashcode
  • Is Latest Review (Yes / No)
  • Project Name
  • Job Name

Downloading the Report

The information gathered in this report can be downloaded as a PDF, CSV, or PNG file, and sent directly from Smartling to any email address. This email can also be scheduled to a preferred delivery time and date on a recurring basis.

Additional Resources

For information on how to set up LQA, read our documentation on Setting Up LQA.

For information on how translations are evaluated with LQA, read our documentation on Evaluating Translations with LQA.

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