This article is Part 2 of our series on the Sequence Annotation Tool. If you’d like to see our objectives for building our own Annotation tool, read it here: Annotation Tool Part 1: Why We Built Our Own Tool.

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Bounding box annotation using Sequence Annotation Tool

This article is a look back on our Annotation Tool build. We learnt a lot from it and thought we’d share our process. Here we’ll take a look at what we built and the insights that drove our decision making.

Let’s start at the beginning.

Version 1 — The Prototype

“The best tool is the one that does the job.”

We released Version 1 with minimal but essential features. Our intention at this stage was to serve our earliest customers. We were still exploring the viability of our annotation line of services and wanted to go slow and steady. …

This is the first article in a series for our Sequence Annotation Tool. Read on to learn more about our journey along the learning curve.

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Polygon Annotation of a Cat. Created in Sequence Annotation Tool.

At Sequence, we provide text and image annotation services for machine learning projects. Our most common use cases fall under image annotation at high volumes. There are many quality open source annotation tools across the internet and this is often a good solution for most businesses. However, we’ve decided to build our annotation tool in-house. In this article, we’ll talk about some reasons why.

Annotation is a core functionality of our platform. Our decision to build our own tool focuses on laying the right foundation for future builds. For us, it’s a win-win situation. By investing into our own annotation tool, we can better serve the needs of our clients and our contributors while working with a tool that’s just the right fit. …

We specialise in data annotation, tagging and classification.

From image annotation to URL labelling, whatever the field that you’re in — be it data science or e-commerce operations — we all need a little help when it comes to processing data at high volumes.

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We’re a small but international team based in France. Our mission is to bring you simple tasks that need human judgement like data labelling, tagging and categorisation at an affordable price with great quality — and all the perks of a managed service.

Check out our use cases here: sequence.work/use-cases


Mabel Tan

Co-Founder @sequencework. Alumni @hyperisland. Dim Sum enthusiast.

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