# Re: [ACTION-208] Add voting support to Locationzation Quality Précis

```Arle

If values are W3C "precisionDecimal" IEEE 754 compatible, I am happy.

Phil.

From:   Arle Lommel <arle.lommel@dfki.de>
To:     Phil Ritchie <philr@vistatec.ie>,
Cc:     Yves Savourel <ysavourel@enlaso.com>,
<public-multilingualweb-lt@w3.org>
Date:   31/08/2012 10:08
Subject:        Re: [ACTION-208] Add voting support to Locationzation

Hi Phil,

Not sure what is gained by going to 1â€“100 decimal over 0â€“1 decimal
(assuming that we don't have a fixed number of decimal places):
98.1234567891234567 is just as precise as 0.981234567891234567. In a sense
it doesn't matter what the range is that we use as long as (a) we all
agree on it and (b) we don't have a fixed float on the value. Just to be
perverse we could use range values of 1.432 to 8.234 and we'd still have
the same precision, although the math to convert it to something
intelligible would add a little extra burden. But in general for
computational processes it simplifies things to go from 0 to 1 since,
assuming we equate 0 to 100 with percentage, you have to convert to the
decimal fraction in some fashion for the math to work out anyway.

To take your example values, in the 0â€“100 space you would have this:

89.7, 89.9

But in the 0â€“1 you would have

0.897, 0.898

Both have three significant digits, so nether represents a loss in
precision over the other.

But maybe I'm missing something here.

-Arle

On Aug 31, 2012, at 10:53 AM, Phil Ritchie <philr@vistatec.ie> wrote:

My requirement for scores is that I need potentially hundreds of discrete
values. For sake of interoperability I'm happy to map to a range but I
don't want to end up "loosing precision" amongst my values as a
consequence: i.e. 0-2000 of my scores map to 0-1 ITS and thus give values
such as 0.897, 0.898, etc.

My request would be to standardise on 0-100 decimal.

Phil.

From:        Yves Savourel <ysavourel@enlaso.com>
To:        <public-multilingualweb-lt@w3.org>,
Date:        30/08/2012 21:59
Subject:        [ACTION-208] Add voting support to Locationzation Quality

Hi all,

I've added the attributes locQualityPrecisVote and
locQualityPrecisVotePointer to the data category.
http://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/lt/drafts/its20/its20.html#lqprecis

- The name is not great maybe we should have locQualityPrecisVotingScore
and locQualityPrecisRangeScore but this is getting just too long and
probably confusing.

- I've adapted an example to show the voting, but a better one are
certainly welcome.

- Currently we can use either vote or score not both. This allows to share
the threshold. Hopefully this is fine. Otherwise we may have to also have
a threshold for the voting.

- We've talked about harmonizing the scores/ranges in general. Currently
locQualityPrecisScore is an integer between 0 and 100 (inclusive). Should
we move to a decimal between 0 and 1?

Cheers,
-yves

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