Get the large volume of training data you need to build better image recognition, natural language, search, and voice solutions. Appen provides data collection services to improve machine learning, at scale. As a global leader in our field, our clients benefit from our capability to quickly deliver large volumes of high-quality data across multiple data types, including image, video, speech, audio, and text.
Benefits from working with Appen include:
- An end-to-end service covering collection design, large-scale field operation, data QA, and annotation with 20 years of deep expertise
- Truly global coverage of markets across all continents, in over 180 languages and dialects, with access to our curated crowd of over 1 million people
- Sophisticated, proprietary data collection tools integrated with a data processing platform to enable rapid scaling of collection and annotation
Image and Video Data
Boost your data collection capabilities for machine learning, pattern recognition, and computer vision solutions
Computer vision and pattern recognition solutions must be trained with thousands of images and videos to correctly interpret the nuances within these types of data. While some public image and video datasets exist, they may not be specific enough to meet your project’s unique requirements. Furthermore, this kind of public data may not exist in a large enough sample to effectively train your algorithm.
Appen works closely with our clients to develop customized programs to meet each project’s unique needs. Focusing on detailed specifications, we ensure true data collection diversity for your platform, covering participant demographics, background visuals, environmental factors, and more. Large numbers of our crowd workers can be quickly recruited to meet your scale requirements, while our experienced project managers ensure quality results for every data collection project we deliver. A unique point of difference, Appen has built our own image and video data collection mobile app for iOS and Android, and we’ve developed an online platform for quality assurance and annotation. These proprietary tools help us more rapidly scale data collections for multiple collections with truly global coverage.
Speech Data Collection
Build better natural language processing, understanding, and automatic speech recognition solutions with human-annotated speech data in over 180 languages and dialects
When training your automatic speech recognition (ASR) system, data quality and quantity are both critical. You need high-quality language data to ensure your system can understand and respond to human speech in a variety of environments and contexts. You also need large volumes of data to train your machine learning model effectively and produce the right degree of situation diversity and solution accuracy. It’s important to collect natural language utterances (NLUs), which help train and test applications to recognize the nuances of human speech.
Appen’s end-to-end speech data collection service delivers efficiency and quality, even when running multiple large-scale speech collection programs in parallel. Our services include natural language utterance collection through our smartphone app, as well as centralized on-site recordings in a wide range of acoustic environments. Our speech collection services cover a variety of types, including telephony, embedded device, single/multi-speaker, prompt variation, speech modality, text corpora, and other resources.
Our speech data collection services offer you:
- Detailed linguistic and cultural research
- Script preparation and localization
- Crowdsourcing of native speakers
- Local and remote speech recording
- Transcription and annotation of collected data
- Transcription and annotation of collected data
- Quality assurance and project management
- Lexicon entries matching database contents
Text Data Collection
Collect millions of high-quality text data samples to scale your solutions globally
Companies developing technology for new geographic markets require experts with the ability to collect data specific to both language and locale. To expand to new markets, you need a partner that’s experienced in accelerating text data collection projects in a wide variety of settings, all while maintaining the highest levels of quality.
Our experts deliver text data collection in any field, including business listings, music titles, artist names, abbreviations and acronyms, food, transportation, computing, or geographical locations. We can collect a wide variety of natural language text data from a range of user demographics and domains. Common use cases for this type of data include the development of software user interfaces, prompts and grammar specifications for voice-interactive devices and automated phone systems, domain-specific lexica, and specialty word lists.
Appen understands the complex needs of today’s organizations. For more than 20 years, we’ve delivered the highest-quality linguistic data and services, in over 180 languages and dialects, to government agencies and the world’s largest corporations. Our deep linguistic expertise sets us apart in the market, helping ensure accurate data to effectively train your machine learning-based products. Work with Appen to access an experienced crowd of over 1 million people worldwide to help rapidly scale your image, video, speech, and text data collection projects.
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