DataForce Annotation and Transcription Services

DataForce Annotation and Transcription Services

Annotation and Transcription Services

Annotation adds meaningful labels to data so that they can be used as a means of learning by various systems. It is pivotal that the data is structured in the right way to make it useable for machine learning. There are many different annotation task types, depending on project needs. Linguistic annotation tasks include morphosyntactic annotation, part-of-speech tagging, named entity annotation, and many more.

If natural language processing (NLP) is based on supervised learning, annotated/labeled data is of crucial importance. Simple examples would include:

A virtual assistant holding a conversation by tracking anaphoric usages (e.g., pronouns referring to something else in the text).

A data extraction system scanning text to retrieve the most important information for the project.

A text summarization tool to crop out unimportant parts of a text to gather important information in a more concise way.

Transcription essentially labels spoken text with its written form. Transcription can include linguistic (human sounds belonging to a language) and nonlinguistic (nonhuman or other sounds, like a car passing or wind whistling) annotation in itself.

Transcriptions are often used to improve automatic speech recognition systems, which are used to automatically transcribe what a user says while using a device. Transcription is the first step in processing spoken data because once it is converted to its written form successfully, other NLP tasks can be applied to the text.

For both annotation and transcription tasks, TransPerfect DataForce follows a simple and efficient strategy. After defining the requirements and deciding on the workflow, DataForce conducts an internal pilot and shares the results with the client. After approval, the full-scale project starts.

DataForce has over 350,000 collaborators from all around the globe and linguistic experts in over 200 languages. DataForce is its own platform but can also use client or third-party tools. This way, your data is always under control.


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