Lilt’s review sampling settings allow managers to find their team’s perfect balance between reviewing more segments to catch errors and reviewing fewer segments to saving on time and money.
By default, a reviewer will review 100% of each document within a Project. However, it is possible to assign only a sample of the Project to be reviewed. Reducing the sample rate can help reduce the time and costs of translation projects.
The default settings for review sampling are managed at the organization level, but they can also be adjusted on a per-Project basis (either when creating a new Project, or in the Project settings page of existing Projects).
The sections below discuss the functionality of the different review sample settings and where the settings are managed within Lilt.
Review sampling workflow
A document must be marked as
Done in the translation stage for review sampling to take effect. If the document is not marked as
Done by the translator, the reviewer will be given the entire document to review.
When reviewing a document and review sampling is less than 100%, once the document has been marked as done in Translate mode, a portion of the segments in the document become locked (for both translators and reviewers) equal to the review sampling rate. Reviewers are shown the entire document, but they are only able to work on unlocked segments.
Reviewers will go through all the unlocked segments to accept any segments with correct translations and edit any segments that need to be corrected.
When all documents in the Project are marked as done in Review mode, the manager will be notified.
The manager is notified the project is completed via email. The email includes the number of segments reviewed and the error rate of those segments.
How to unlock segments
Once segments have become locked in a document, if you need to unlock any segments, follow these steps:
A project manager needs to open the document in Translate mode and click on
Unlock document translation.
- In Review mode, the locked segments can now be unaccepted to unlock them in both Translate and Review mode.
- Once the necessary segments have been modified, marked as done in Translate mode again to lock the segments and proceed with the document review.
Review sampling settings
Review Sample Rate
The review sample rate is a value from 10% to 100% and can be set in increments of 10%. This value controls the percent of segments that will be assigned for review. The review percentage applies to all documents in the Project.
For example, in a Project with 20% review sample rate, a document with 100 segments would have 20 segments assigned for review.
Include exact matches
If the “include exact matches” setting is enabled, the following segment types are included in the pool of segments that can be selected for review:
- 100% TM matches
- repeated segments
If this setting is disabled, the above segment types are excluded from the pool of segments that can be selected for review.
For example, if a document is 100 segments long and has 40 repeated segments, the remaining 60 segments will be included in the pool of segments that can be selected for review. If this document is in a project with a review sampling rate of 20%, then 20% of the remaining 60 segments would be sampled (12 segments).
Managing review sample settings
The default review sample settings are set in the Organization Settings and are used to populate the settings of new Projects. Review sample settings can also be set on a per-Project basis.
Default organization settings
To set the default review sample settings for your organization, navigate to the
Organization tab, open the
Settings page, and scroll down to the
Project settings section. From there, you can set the default settings for:
- review sampling rate
- exclude exact matches
Note: Changing the default setting for review sampling in the Organization Settings does not update the settings of existing Projects.
When creating a new job, the job's projects are automatically created using the default organization settings for review sampling.
Editing existing project settings
Once a Project has been created, you can change the review sample settings by opening the Project, navigating to the
Settings page, and scroll down to the
Workflow settings section.
After changing the settings, click the
Save settings button to apply the changes. Making changes here will not affect documents that have already been sampled for review.