Translation Quality Evaluation: the New ASTM Standard

Public group

Adobe HQ - East Tower, Park Conference Room

321 Park Avenue · San Jose, CA

How to find us

Please see

Location image of event venue


The Multidimensional Quality Metrics (MQM) standard for analytic translation quality evaluation (TQE) was developed in 2015 by DFKI and TAUS under the EC-sponsored QTLaunchPad initiative. It is being updated under the auspices of ASTM.

MQM 2.0 includes innovative work on the stages of TQE (manual error annotation, followed by automatic error compilation, quality analysis, and quality rating), a robust scoring model, a new feature for working with error root causes, a mechanism for reducing the error counts for duplicate errors, and more.

About the speaker:

Merle Tenney has held positions in software internationalization and localization at major technology companies, including International Technology Evangelist at Apple. In addition, Merle has experience developing machine translation systems, computer-aided translation tools, and grammar checkers for native and second-language speakers of English. At ALPNET, Merle helped develop the first multi-modal translation management system and the first translation memory system.

Merle also has broad experience in developing and executing QA for linguistic technologies, including comparative MT systems, comparative translation modes, grammar checker coverage, and comparative spelling checkers. He is an invited expert on the ASTM committee updating the MQM translation quality evaluation standard.


• Networking 6:30 - 7 PM, and after the talk as time allows
• Directions and parking:
• Video: will be announced if available after speaker review
• Webcast: RSVP, then contact IMUG via Meetup (*not* in the comments, please):


Admission is free for IMUG members and Adobe employees, and $5 for all others. IMUG membership is only $20 for the first year, $15 for annual renewal, or $100 for lifetime membership. Click here to join, renew or pay a single non-member event fee via PayPal. Cash and checks also accepted at our events.

Please RSVP via Meetup by 4:30 PM two days before the event to help IMUG and our hosts prepare badges for you in advance. After that time it's still OK to RSVP right up to the last minute, as that will help us ensure enough seats for everyone!

Adobe® Connect™ webcast: If you can't join us in person, RSVP and then contact us via:

Many thanks to Dr. Ken Lunde and Adobe Globalization for hosting IMUG! For maps, detailed directions, and more, see


The hashtag for IMUG events is #IMUG408 and you can follow IMUG on Twitter: