AI Data Collection Services & Tools

Our experience spans more than 25 years, delivering training data to the world's most innovative companies

Large Volumes of Reliable Training Data for Your AI Projects

Data collection can be noisy and costly, which is why it’s essential to design data collection workflows to capture high-quality data. With data being critical to every company’s success, especially when it comes to AI, there is added urgency for efforts that include data collection, data management, data storage, data access, data security, and more. Without a priority and dedicated thought to these, data may accidentally be mismanaged, making it useless to the company. Without proper data collection methods from the beginning, the rest of your data pipeline concerns will be a moot point.

To avoid losing one of your most valuable assets, work with a data collection services partner that understands rules, regulations, and implications of data collection, while leveraging technology to enable you to develop machine learning at scale.

We provide 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 for your specific AI program needs.

We provide several different data collection solutions and services to best suit your specific needs.

Customers Running World-Class AI

Delivering Confidence for your AI Projects

Our ADAP platform and skilled project management capabilities use multiple quality control methods and mechanisms to meet and exceed quality standards for training data.
Our platform and services are purpose- built to handle large scale data collection and annotation projects, on demand. Our platform's built-in MLA optimizes throughput and with deep expertise,  planning,  and recruiting to meet a variety of use cases, we can quickly ramp up new projects in new markets.
With a crowd of over one million skilled contributors operating in 170+ countries and 235+ languages and dialects, we can confidently collect, and label the high volumes of images, text, speech, audio and video data needed to build and improve AI systems.
We provide multiple secure platform and service offerings, secure, remote and on-site contributors, on-premises solutions, secure data access offerings and ISO 27001/ ISO 9001 accredited secure facilities.

Data Collection Services

We provide data collection as a standalone service as well as part of a multi-component deliverable such as an ASR speech database that typically includes audio data, transcription, pronunciation lexicons, and language-specific documents. Our data collection services span a variety of data types (speech, text, image, video) and collection methodologies (crowdsourced, centralized, mass media) for a range of environments (studio, home, office, in-car, public spaces).

Key advantages of using us as your AI training data provider are:

  • All AI training data is collected according to legal standards aligned with GDPR requirements
  • Participants are fairly compensated for the data they provide in accordance with our Fair Pay policy
  • An end-to-end managed service covering collection design, large-scale field operation, data QA, and annotation with over 20 years of deep expertise
  • Truly global coverage of markets across over 170 countries, in over 235 languages, with access to our curated crowd of over one million people

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Off-the-Shelf Speech Datasets

Quickly expand your voice recognition products with licensable speech recognition databases and text corpora. Our high-quality licensable datasets include:

  • Fully transcribed speech datasets for broadcast, call center, in-car, and telephony applications
  • Pronunciation lexicons, both general and domain specific (e.g. names, places, natural numbers)
  • POS-tagged lexicons and thesauri
  • Text corpora annotated for morphological information and named entities

New off-the-shelf resources are being developed across all media (speech, image, video). You can also contact us to discuss creation of new licensable datasets upon request if the specification is broad enough to be of interest to other clients.

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Open Source Datasets

Curated from the Appen platform, these free to download datasets are for the entire data science and machine learning community. The template used to annotate each dataset can be duplicated so you can expand them on the platform if needed. Inside each dataset, you’ll find the raw data, job design, description, instructions, and more.

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Accelerate Your Data Collection Process & Work With Us

Ultimately, the type of data collection effort you’re ready to make is going to be defined by several unique variables. That’s because every organization is different, as is every set of organizational needs. We’d welcome the opportunity to discuss where you are in your data collection journey so you can decide how best to proceed. If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you with data collection tools and services contact us.

Secure Data Access

Data security requirements are met for customers working with personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI), and other sophisticated compliance needs.

Enterprise-level security to protect sensitive client data

Secure Crowd

We offer a suite of secure service offerings with flexible options to ensure data security via secure facilities, secure remote workers, and onsite services to meet specific business­ needs.

Enterprise-level security to protect sensitive client data

Secure Facilities

We have sites in multiple geographies to support projects with Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and other sensitive data, as well as the right people, policies, and processes in place for a range of security levels, up to government level certification.

Enterprise-level security to protect sensitive client data

Secure Workspace

With our ISO 27001 accredited remote Secure Workspace solution, our global crowd can work on your sensitive projects remotely, without having to access a physical secure facility. This allows the diversity of our remote crowd to reduce bias and support multiple languages even through global disruptions.

Enterprise-level security to protect sensitive client data