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RE: Update to MQM documentation and one question

From: Lieske, Christian <christian.lieske@sap.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 06:38:48 +0000
To: Arle Lommel <arle.lommel@dfki.de>, "public-i18n-its-ig@w3.org" <public-i18n-its-ig@w3.org>, Multilingual Web LT Public List Public List <public-multilingualweb-lt@w3.org>
CC: Aljoscha Burchardt <aljoscha.burchardt@dfki.de>
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Hi Arle/all,

Thanks for the update.

While looking at http://www.w3.org/International/its/wiki/Localization_quality_types_mappings, the following thoughts entered my mind:

1. I wonder if all mappings should have a kind of introductory/overview/special remarks section. Currently, only MQM has one (see http://www.w3.org/International/its/wiki/Localization_quality_types_mappings#Mapping_to_MQM). 
2. I am not sure about the footnote "[1] The primary MQM mapping (to be used when mapping from ITS to MQM) is displayed in bold. The [+] symbol indicates that all child types from MQM are included in the mapping."

Example: The MQM column for the ITS data category "terminology" has the following info

	Terminology[+]
	Monolingual terminology[+]

How should that be read? I examples like the following would help

	With MQM  <para><span mqm="terminology">Quarks</span> is an example</para>

	With ITS <para><span its:locQualityIssueType="terminology" its:locQualityIssueComment="Should be 'particle'" its:locQualityIssueSeverity="50">Quarks</span> is an example</para>

Another example:

	How should Date/time[+] be read?

I would think that in general a column for "example" would improve clarity and help in understanding.

Furthermore, a comment about granularity and losslessness might be cool (for all columns, not just MQM). Example: The MQM categories for terminology are more granular than the ones of ITS. Thus, going from MQM to ITS always results in a loss of information. This to a certain degree can for example be mitigated by using the its:locQualityIssueComment as follows its:locQualityIssueComment="MQM original value was 'X'".

Cheers,
Christian

-----Original Message-----
From: Arle Lommel [mailto:arle.lommel@dfki.de] 
Sent: Montag, 24. Juni 2013 14:21
To: public-i18n-its-ig@w3.org; Multilingual Web LT Public List Public List
Cc: Aljoscha Burchardt
Subject: Update to MQM documentation and one question

Hi all,

Felix has asked me to send on some notes about the MQM issue types.

We had meetings about MQM last week and made some substantial updates to the issue types. Mostly these were simplifications (removing unneeded granularity) and rationalizations that actually help make for a clearer mapping between ITS 2.0 and MQM. The current view can be seen at this URL:

http://bit.ly/mqmTypes

The biggest change is with regard to the "Internationalization" issue, which previously had been considered a type under Design. However, we realized that it is really a top-level category, so it is now a major branch in the hierarchy. No subtypes are defined for it, although we may define them in the future.

This doesn't matter for ITS 2.0 (the mapping is unchanged) and is purely an internal issue for MQM, but Felix wanted me to mention it because of the possibility that some group in the future may define a more granular typology of internationalization errors.

-Arle
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