How Figure Eight Federal Works

Figure Eight Federal’s platform seamlessly combines human and machine intelligence to provide the highest-quality training data in the industry for your machine learning models or artificial intelligence projects. We can work with any type of data, model training environment, or IT infrastructure.

Figure Eight Federal’s platform provides the highest-quality training in the industry over a variety of data types and use cases.

Here’s how Figure Eight Federal works:

You Provide Your Raw Data

Every Figure Eight Federal annotation job starts with ingesting your data. We accept .csv, .tsv, .xls, .xlsx, and .ods formats and you can upload data either via our secure web portal or our RESTful API. We support text, image, URLs, videos, audio, and more. Once the data is in the platform, our pool of expert contributors and cutting-edge machine learning models can annotate your data for your specific needs.

Next, Design Your Job

Figure Eight Federal’s platform is highly flexible and functional, and lets you annotate your data your way. You can start designing your job using templates for some of our most popular use cases, like search relevance tuning or image annotation, then use our WYSIWYG editor to customize your Figure Eight Federal workflows to achieve exactly what you want.

Customize Deeply With Our Code Editor

For data annotation jobs that require more complexity, our code editor allows you to create multiple layers of conditional logic, add custom JavaScript, send annotated data to your in-house models, and customize your data annotation workflow in precisely the way that works best for your project.

Teach Annotators What You Need With Instructions

Because Figure Eight Federal’s platform leverages our human workforce, you’ll want to let our annotators know exactly what you’re expecting. That’s where our platform’s Instructions functionality comes in. You can create detailed guidelines for our annotators by writing step-by-step instructions and giving concrete examples for what you expect, thereby ensuring you achieve maximum quality in the annotated output.

Ensure You Get The Best Training Data With Test Questions

Our patented test question feature is a key enabler of how we provide the highest quality training data for our customers. Our customers can create sets of question-answer pairs to test our annotators on their understanding of precisely how the data should be annotated. As they are tested, our annotators need to reach an accuracy threshold, which you can set, to be allowed to continue annotating your data. We also add questions as the job progresses to ensure that annotators remain vigilant and the resulting data outputs are of the highest quality.

Optimize Your Job Using Settings

You can easily set the parameters for your Figure Eight Federal platform jobs using Settings. You can set your own accuracy thresholds, target and segment for language or geography, customize workflows to route data from one job to another, optimize your settings for speed and cost, and more. Put simply, you create the rules that are right for your job. And our expert support staff are always there to help if needed.

Launch Your Job

After your setup is complete, you’re ready to launch your job. Once you do, our global pool of expert annotators, integrated with our cutting-edge machine learning tools, will begin annotating your training data, based on the specific instructions you provided and the quality specifications you set. You can monitor how your job is progressing in real-time, allowing you to easily forecast when your job will finish, and even download results while the job is running.

Download Your Annotated, Machine Learning-Ready Data With Reports

Once your job has completed, you’ll be able to download the full and aggregated reports of every data element. You’ll see your original source data as you uploaded it, plus all the individual annotations and judgments our platform provided. These reports are customizable after job completion and can be downloaded whenever you need them. Additionally, as jobs progress or finish on our platform, you can send that annotated data directly to your own machine-learning models via our customizable CSS.

Figure Eight Federal can make your machine learning projects a success. Contact us and we’ll get you started.