With over 20 years of industry experience, global training data provider Lionbridge AI recently launched an all-in-one data annotation tool. Listed in Forbes Top 500 Large Employers of 2019, Lionbridge is trusted by some of the world’s largest tech companies. Now, you can license their annotation tool for your own projects.
Data annotation outsourcing is often necessary for larger machine learning projects or companies without the means to collect or annotate data themselves. However, for smaller projects, or research teams who prefer to annotate their data in-house, licensing an annotation tool is often the most cost-effective option.
The tool supports image, audio, video, and text data annotation. Best of all, projects are completely configurable to suit your needs. Change annotation classes at any time or mix and match annotation types in a single project.
Draw bounding boxes around objects and transcribe them in the same window. Label entities in text and categorize them at the same time. The tool was built to fit projects with various scopes and teams of various sizes.
The Lionbridge Data Annotation Tool has a simple and seamless UX, allowing you and your team to create quality training data, with a short learning curve.
Furthermore, the platform allows you to easily manage your team. Invite contributors and assign them to different projects. Track working times and monitor output statistics all in one place.
Next, you also have flexibility in setting up quality assurance processes. Set up inter-annotator agreement workflows, and send revision requests back to the same contributor or multiple contributors to improve data quality.
With The Lionbridge Data Annotation Tool, you have full control, with full flexibility and no hidden project management costs. Work on your own timeline and configure the project to suit your needs.
The tool currently supports the following annotation types:
- Bounding Boxes
- Lines and Splines
- Landmark Annotation
- Semantic Segmentation
- Image Classification
Easy Zooming and Panning — Annotators can quickly and easily zoom in to images using the mouse scroll wheel or trackpad. Panning and and annotating in zoomed mode allows for greater accuracy when labelling.
Image Commenting — For tasks that require more data about an annotation, contributors can easily add comments. Using license plate annotation as an example, workers can draw a bounding box around the license plate and transcribe it via a text comment simultaneously. The comment feature will also include an option for categorization, allowing contributors to categorize objects within images by choosing from a list of predetermined classes.
With an expertise in linguistics and a large translation corpus, Lionbridge is a global leader in NLP data outsourcing. The company has built a community of over 1 million multilingual professionals. Furthermore, they have a network of data scientists and computational linguists who have helped build and polish their annotation tools.
The Lionbridge Data Annotation Tool can be used for: text classification, entity annotation, sentiment analysis, intent variation, part-of-speech tagging, and more.
Comments on Annotations — For projects like sentiment classification that can be more subjective, a worker’s confidence in their annotation plays an important role. By adding comments to annotations, workers can flag issues or explain their decisions. For entity linking, annotators can label the entity and hyperlink a url in the comment. The comment feature also includes an option for categorization, allowing users to categorize entities by choosing from a list of classes.
Treeview Option — For classification tasks, the tool offers a treeview mode of all the categories. This allows for a smoother and quicker classification workflow.
Lionbridge has handled countless audio transcription, data collection, and classification projects. By licensing their audio annotation tools, research and development teams can build audio and speech datasets in a cost-efficient manner.
Audio Player — The tool’s built-in audio player offers numerous features to aid in hassle-free audio transcription and annotation. Key features include: quick rewind and fast-forward controls, copy timestamp, playback speed adjustment, and waveform.
Lastly, the tool has an auto-save progress function for every data type. Annotation and transcription progress will save automatically if there is no activity for two seconds.
Interested in trying The Lionbridge Data Annotation Tool? Request a free trial today. It’s as easy as signing up, inviting your team, creating a project and assigning tasks.