Starting June, users will be upgraded to the new version of Project Definition. You can find the documentation for that version here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Once you have uploaded data, it will show in this grid
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.
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.
The final step in project setup is writing task instructions.
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.
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.