Chapter 6. Tools

Introduction

Choice and variety are abundant for training data tools. There are so many options that choosing the most appropriate one is often the hardest choice. Modern training data tooling varies from expansive platforms to special purpose tools. Here I’ll talk about the scope of some of these tools, from individual learning to large teams.

Why do we have training data specific tools? These tools are driven by the burning needs of teams working with training data. For example, when I first came up with the earliest version of Diffgram, I had wanted my teammate who was working remotely to help annotate and none of the existing tools could do that - they all had to be installed locally for every user. More recently, with an increasing volume of options of tools to choose from, teams have been frustrated by having to string together many thin tools, and had a great desire for union of an all in one application. ...

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