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What is data annotation?

It's adding an explanation or label to a piece of data to categorise it.


Data annotation is exactly what the name suggests, it's adding an explanation or label to a piece of data to categorise it.

A simple example of this would be deciding if a picture contains a dog and labelling it, like the captchas you do when a website is trying to verify if you are a robot.


What is it for?

Computers cannot process information the way humans do. While it may be easy for a human to identify a dog in an image, a computer sees an image as 0s and 1s, and cannot comprehend what an image contains. We use context, surrounding circumstances, and our past experiences to inform us and help us to fully understand, evaluate and interpret the subject in an image.


However, for computers to comprehend, they need some help - by being provided with this exact context. Labelled content provides that context and can then be used and recognised by computer vision and machine