Definition is the starting step where the labelling task is created. You'll upload your data, create a taxonomy, and write instructions.
Create a new project by hitting the
"+ Create new project" in the dropdown.
You'll be brought to this setup flow, and you'll need to complete these four steps to finish defining the initial state of your project. If it's your first time on Rapid, it is worth browsing the project templates to see examples of data, taxonomy, and instructions.
First time? Start with a template. Otherwise, fill out the information manually.
Starting with a template (Optional)
Once you click
Start with a template you'll be brought to a modal to explore a variety of templates across project types.
Browse templates to see examples of the task, instructions, and taxonomy
You'll need to select a Project Type that fits your needs. You can see a preview of an example project and a short description of it. Once a project type is set, you can't change it due to the nature of the project type determining what features are available. You can, however, create a new project with a different type.
For complete details on all available task types, please refer to our API Documentation.
Browse project types and see examples of them. Pictured here is '2D Semantic Segmentation'.
The next step is to upload some data relevant to your project. Initially you just need some data to get started - you don’t need to upload all your project data now. You can always upload more later on.
Upload data to open up the upload window
You can upload the data with the file type supported for your Project Type.
For example: You would need to upload images for Image Annotation projects and PDFs for Document Transcription projects
Do a local upload or select cloud type to import from.
Once you have uploaded data, it will show in this grid
Query by your metadata to browse your data
The next step is to define your project’s taxonomy. This is a JSON string that represents the structure of the data you’re looking to annotate. Access this by clicking
Taxonomy from the setup flow.
Taxonomy to create the structure of your data
For more information about how to write your project taxonomy for your specific Task Type, please refer to our Documentation.
Write the JSON keeping in mind that the taxonomy you create will structure the UI that the taskers will be using the label your data. Rapid lets you work on the JSON and preview how it will look in the labelling interface side by side. Check that it makes sense before you move on.
Taxonomy editor allows you to write the JSON alongside an example item from your uploaded data.
The final step in project setup is writing task instructions.
Task instructions to open the instructions editor
Writing instructions is a crucial part of setting up your project. Thorough instructions will result in quality data because everything will be laid out clearly for the taskers to follow.
The instructions editor will be pre-populated with a template based on the taxonomy you've created as well as any templating you've selected.
Instructions should be thorough and be clear enough for taskers to follow
Note that instruction writing is an iterative process. We’ve built in a feedback system for our taskers to give you feedback on your instructions.