We know that some things might seem complicated at the beginning. That’s why we listed the most common questions in the section below. Here you should find the answers that you are searching for. If your questions are more detailed, feel free to contact us at any time.
What is Zillin?
Zillin is a web tool for image annotation. It helps you classify, segment or localize objects on your image data.
What can I do with Zillin?
You can setup project by uploading images datasets, configuring marking tools or question for your dataset and inviting people for co-operation. Then after all work is done you can export all data an use it as a training data in your ML/AI algorithms.
What is a dataset in Zillin?
The dataset in Zillin is a set of images that you can upload to the project, and then those images are displayed to your team during marking and review processes. Zillin accepts images in JPG and PNG format file.
Do I need to be a scientist to use Zillin?
Zillin is created for simple image annotation. Creating and configuring project is straightforward, you can configure your project in three steps.
The marking process is very simple. When you invite someone with role Classifier, he/she will receive an email invitation with a link to marking view of your project. After successful login to Zillin, your Classifier will be able to annotate your dataset image by image, using marking tools or answering questions you have made during configuration. At the end of annotation in a particular image, Classifier has to submit his/her work. Otherwise, if Classifier is unable to annotate image, he/she can simply skip it and move to another image.
The review process is always required after Classifiers work to double check if annotation has been done correctly. The Reviewer who was invited by you also receives an email invitation. Images which passed the marking process, are waiting for review. The Reviewer can start reviewing them image by image. The Reviewer will see all work made by Classifier, all selection of elements, all answer for questions (but without information which Classifier made the work). The Reviewer has three options to do:
The Reviewer can accept the annotation for the image if everything is alright.
The Reviewer can reject the annotation for the image if nothing is alright.
The Reviewer can fix the annotation for the image if there are some small issues but easy to fix.
After finished work, you - as an Owner of the project - can export all data and use it in your ML/AI algorithms.
How to start using Zillin?
First of all, you need to register an account in Zillin platform. After successful logging, you will be able to create your first project and check out how it is working.
Where are my data stored?
For your comfort we stored all data in our storage, so you don't have to worry about it. Although, if you have your own storage you can contact with us, we will try to sync.
Is my data secure and encrypted?
Zillin cooperates with leading storage service providers, using enterprise-class security technology. We are using a variety of proven security controls to ensure your data is secure including login authentication procedures, transmission encryption and firewall barriers.
Who else can see my data?
You are the only one who can see project details and statistics. You as an Owner of the project has all rights to manage them.
Your team members, who were invited by you to the project (review experts and marking expert) can see images from your dataset during marking and reviewing processes, but they don't have access to your project details and statistic.
How can I set up a project in Zillin?
On the project view, press "Create New Project" button, then in a few simple steps configure your project:
Name your project.
Add marking tools - object categories you want to annotate.
Upload set of images and named dataset.
Publish project - that's it! Project is up and ready for annotation, you can start marking process.
If you want to share the work with others you can invite them to the project by adding new team members. You can also edit your project and add more marking tools and even questions in project details.
All work that will be done in your project can be simply exported in JSON file. You need to go to your project details → the export tab, and you can download the export file from there.
Who can work on my project?
You can invite anyone by providing an email address and selecting a role for this user.
What roles are available in Zillin?
In Zillin we distinguish 3 roles: Owner, Reviewer and Classifier.
Classifier (annotation expert) - a team member who can annotate your dataset.
Reviewer (review expert) - a team member who can review or annotate your dataset (we recommend to choose domain experts as Reviewers)
Owner - manage and configure all project, additionally can annotate and review projects datasets.
Can I add a new team member during the work on project?
Yes, you can. Go to the project details and invite a new team member.
How can I delete Project?
You can delete project from projects view. There is an option for that in dropdown menu opened by clicking on three dots icon next to the selected project name.
How can I delete my datasets?
You can delete dataset from the dataset view, by pressing at trash icon or by going to datasets details and pressing the delete button. IIf the icon or button is inactive, it means that you assigned the dataset to some project. To prevent losing your work we deactivate this option here. Although you can go to project details, unlink dataset from the project and then come back to datasets - it should be possible to delete the dataset now.
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