Create edit distance report

An edit distance report shows how much work was done on a project, by:

  • translator - how much change they made in translation memory matches.

  • reviewer - how much the translator's work had to be corrected.

When memoQ creates the edit distance report, it calculates how much you need to edit the source text to get the target text. memoQ gives you numbers for the entire project, but it runs only on the documents that were delivered, and on segments that were confirmed.

You can choose to show the difference in characters or percents:

  • Levenshtein - the difference is shown in characters.

  • Fuzzy - the difference is shown in percents. memoQ also groups the results by percent ranges, similarly to fuzzy ranges in analysis reports.

    The distance is 100% if there was no match: When translation had to be written from scratch because there was no match, the edit distance will be 100% (or the number of characters in the translation).

An edit distance report doesn't show the time spent on the project. For that, there is the editing time report.

How to get here

In local projects (and checked-out copies of online projects):

  1. In Project home, choose Overview Overview icon..

  2. Click the Reports tab.

  3. Under Edit distance report, click Create new report now.

  4. The Edit distance statistics - settings window appears.

In online projects:

  1. In the memoQ online project window, choose Reports.

  2. Under Edit distance report, click Create new report now.

  3. The Edit distance statistics - settings window appears.

    Limited choice in online projects: You can only create the Inserted matches vs. current translations report. For other options, check out the project.

Edit distance statistics - settings window showing Versions, Word counts, Distance measurement, and Comments from report sections. In the right-bottom corner, there are OK, Cancel, and Help buttons.

What can you do?

Set up how memoQ should count words and characters:

Don't use Trados 2007-like word counts: Normally, memoQ counts words like Microsoft Word does. Use the Trados 2007-like word counts only if your client still works with an early Trados version.

When you finish

To create the edit distance report: Click OK.

To return to the Overview pane without creating the report: Click Cancel.