Work Item
ASTM WK46396

New Practice for Analytic Evaluation of Translation Quality

1. Scope

The standard will focus on metrics for translation products (such as target texts) but will also apply to metrics for translation processes and projects. Metrics developed within the framework of the standard will be primarily analytic but can also be holistic. The framework will apply to multiple sectors, including government, commerce, and academia, at any stage of multilingual document production for a number of purposes, including acceptance testing and feedback for improvement. The framework will not apply to interpreting services.


quality assurance; quality assessment; quality evaluation


There are many translation metrics but no standard practice for defining them within a common framework.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F43.03

Committee: F43

Staff Manager: Ashley Wiand

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 06-11-2014

Technical Contact: Arle Lommel

Item: 000