Lilt Project Reports provide information to help project managers assess the efficiency of translators and reviewers working on a project. This article covers generating, reading, and utilizing Project Reports to make the most of the Lilt platform.
How to generate Project Reports
Project managers can access the Project Reports page from the project view by clicking on the Project Report button.
On the Project Report page, click the Generate button to generate your first report for the project.
If a report already exists, you can regenerate the report by clicking on the Update button in the upper-right of the Project Report page.
Reports are stored temporarily in your browser and are not saved within Lilt, so if you come back at a later time, you will need to generate a new report. If you want to save a report to reference later on, click the Download button in the upper-right to download an XLSX file containing all the information shown on the report page.
Reading and making use of Project Reports
Project reports break down both the progress made on a project as a whole and the contributions made by each translator and reviewer. For this reason, one of the most useful times for a project manager to generate a Project Report is after the project is complete. It can also be very useful to generate Project Reports part way through a project to assess if a project is on track, especially for larger projects.
The Project Report is sectioned into two areas that are detailed out in the sections below
Project overview section
The top area of the Project Report provides useful information for project managers to quickly assess the progress being made on a project. If there is anything concerning, such as a high error rate, the project manager can then look through the individual sections for each contributor to find the sources of concern.
Translation (first row):
- Translated: How much of the project has been translated.
- Words / Hour Translated: The average words per hour for all translators working on the project.
- Total Translation Time: How much time was spent by all translators on the project (including research time).
- Estimated Translation Remaining: How much time Lilt estimates it will take translators to finish translating the project.
Review (second row):
- Reviewed: How much of the project has been reviewed.
- Words / Hour Reviewed: The average words per hour for all translators working on the project.
- Total Review Time: How much time was spent by all reviewers on the project (including research time).
- Estimated Review Remaining: How much time Lilt estimates it will take reviewers to finish reviewing the project.
Sampling (third row):
- Sampling Percentage: The Review Sample size for the project.
- Number of Sampled Segments: The number of segments were chosen for review. This is calculated as the total number of segments multiplied by the sampling percentage. Note: the sample size is treated as 100% until the document is marked as done in translation.
- Error Rate: The percent of segments the reviewer marked as incorrect. This is calculated out of the sample segments reviewed, not the total number of segments.
Individual overview section
The bottom area of the Project Report has sections for each person who made contributions to the project, breaking down what they contributed and how long they spent on the project. This is useful for project managers to check after a project is complete in order to see things like error rates for each translator.
- Words: Total number of words translated
- New Words: Number of words translated into new words not already in the TM
- Fuzzy Words: Number of words translated utilizing fuzzy matches from the TM
- Exact Words: Number of words translated utilizing exact matches from the TM
- Reviewed Words: Number of words reviewed
- Total Time: Total time spent translating, researching, and reviewing
- Translation Time: Time spent translating
- Research Time: Time spent researching
- Review Time: Time spent reviewing
- Words / Hour: words divided by translation time
- New Words / Hour: new words divided by translation time
- Reviewed Words / Hour: reviewed words divided by review time
Note: If a project manager Pretranslates a document, they have the option to attribute those Pretranslations to their account, if they choose this option, they will have their own contributor section here as a reviewer. If they Pretranslate a document and choose not to be attributed, the attribution goes to the original person who made the translation in the associated memory, and that person will have their own contributor section in the Project Report as a translator.