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User Evaluation of Interactive Machine Translation Systems. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation, 2012. pp. 20-23. BRecent developments in search algorithms and software architecture have enabled multi-user web-based prototypes for Interactive Machine Translation (IMT), a technology that aims to assist, rather than replace, the human translator. Surprisingly, formal human evaluations of IMT systems are highly scarce in the literature. To this regard, we discuss experiences gained while testing IMT systems. We report the lessons learned from two user evaluations. Our results can provide researchers and practitioners with several guidelines towards the design of on-line IMT tools.