If you’ve been hanging around the Remotasks chat channels for a while, chances are a lot of fellow Remotaskers have suggested that beginners should do annotation Tasks first. However, it’s perfectly understandable to feel a bit lost whenever people throw that term around in the same way we commonly say “egg sandwich” or “hamburgers.”
What exactly does data annotation mean? Is it really just annotating data, like what it literally states? Well, it’s a bit of a yes and no.
At its core, Data Annotation is the process of labeling the contents of a material that can be recognizable by computer vision, or natural language processing (NLP). When we label or annotate these kinds of data, they become much easier to feed into algorithms or programming to be interpreted via NLP.
It’s thanks to data annotation that artificial intelligence (AI) or a machine learning model can interpret data in high quality images and videos, as well as text. Data annotation makes it possible for machine learning projects such as autonomous vehicles to successfully bring us to our destinations.
Since AI can interpret vast amounts and types of data, a machine learning model can make mistakes when encountering new information. Data labelers help AI conduct data annotation properly through supervised machine learning. This is a process that allows labelers such as Remotaskers to train AI to properly conduct data annotation on various kinds of material.
Additionally, this human in the loop scenario lets us help dictate and correct output whenever a machine learning algorithm or an AI model commits a mistake in data interpretation.
Here are some of the most popular types of data annotation, and why it can be a meaningful process for machine learning:
If you’re interested in experiencing data annotation for the first time, then you might want to join our team in Remotasks! Data Annotation is one of the most popular project types in Remotasks, and it’s certainly a favorite among our Remotaskers. You can just go to our website, sign up for free, and get onboarded to do Data Annotation tasks in less than an hour! What’s better is that we actually pay you to do Data Annotation tasks for us!