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transcosmos enhanced its annotation center which specializes in developing “teacher data”

Formed an annotation partnership with ABEJA and opened a second annotation center in Okinawa

December 11, 2017

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transcosmos inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and COO: Masataka Okuda) and transcosmos analytics Inc. (Head Office: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Yoichi Kawano), a wholly-owned subsidiary which specializes in research and analysis, formed a partnership for the annotation business with ABEJA Inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; Representative Director, CEO & CTO: Yosuke Okada; ABEJA), a company which promotes industrial restructuring through the use of deep learning, from December 2017. transcosmos also opened a second annotation center in Okinawa, enhancing center capabilities that specialize in developing massive volume of “teacher data”, which is essential for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

Formed an annotation partnership with ABEJA Inc.

transcosmos formed a partnership with ABEJA. Under this partnership, transcosmos offers its staff for an “annotation” feature, a new feature added to ABEJA Platform β version (*) offered by ABEJA. ABEJA’s annotation tool is equipped with features including one that develops annotation UI by defining data identification/categorization methods and another that creates manuals. Through combining this tool with transcosmos’s team of annotators who are capable of conducting massive annotation and its long-standing know-how of creating teacher data, ABEJA and transcosmos aid clients in driving AI/ML projects intuitively and swiftly, whilst ensuring the quality of their projects.

Opened new annotation center in Okinawa to serve large-scale and ongoing projects with greater flexibility

transcosmos opened its first annotation center with 30 workstations inside “MCM Center Yokohama” on November 1, 2017. Now, the company has opened a second annotation center with 60 workstations inside “MCM Center Naha Kencho-mae”, one of its contact centers in Okinawa. With the opening of this regional annotation center, transcosmos offers annotation services with an enhanced workforce whilst ensuring cost advantage for clients. The company is ready to offer annotation services for large-scale and ongoing projects as well as urgent projects with greater flexibility by scaling workstations according to the size and the type of projects. Same as Yokohama center, the new annotation center offers extensive annotation services including voice annotation like transcribing voice to text data and making edits to text data transcribed by voice recognition software, phrase structure annotation which develops answers to expected questions like FAQs for chat-bots, and image annotation which puts labels including age and gender to image data. transcosmos plans to open additional annotation centers in their existing centers in Okinawa prefecture.

Trial implementation campaign

Commemorating the opening of the annotation center, transcosmos is offering a trial campaign at a special price for businesses that want to try out the annotation services. transcosmos aims to implement the services to over 10 companies by the end of FY2017.

transcosmos’s original goal has been to deliver highly valuable services by uniting people with technology through “scheme”. transcosmos continues to promote mutually beneficial relationships between people and cutting-edge technologies that include AI and ML.

(*) About ABEJA Platform

ABEJA Platform is an open platform which offers an essential environment for AI, especially deep learning. ABEJA Platform β is a beta version following ABEJA Platform Open α. This βversion allows users to access required infrastructures and peripheral systems in 4 operational steps in order to use AI, especially deep learning. These steps are namely, 1) Data Input (Collect), 2) Data Storage 4) Output and 5) Feedback (Step 3) Learn will be released at platform’s official release in February 2018). With ABEJA Platform, users can automate and save manpower required for each step.

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*transcosmos is a trademark or registered trademark of transcosmos inc. in Japan and other countries.
*transcosmos analytics is a trademark or registered trademark of transcosmos analytics Inc. in Japan and other countries.
*Other company names and product or service names used here are trademarks or registered trademarks of respective companies.

About transcosmos analytics Inc.

transcosmos analytics was established as a 100% subsidiary of transcosmos in May 2012, in order to provide KPO (Knowledge Process Outsourcing) service and to support clients in improving efficiency with their intellectual production activities whilst creating new values. transcosmos analytics responds to the rapidly-changing marketing environment flexibly and speedily in order to expand its clients’ profits and to maximize their customer satisfaction.

About transcosmos inc.

transcosmos launched its operations in 1966. Since then, we have combined superior “people” with up-to-date “technology” to enhance the competitive strength of our clients by providing them with superior and valuable services. transcosmos currently offers services that support clients’ business processes focusing on both sales expansion and cost reduction through our 177 locations across 33 countries with a focus on Asia, while continuously pursuing Operational Excellence. Furthermore, following the expansion of e-commerce market on the global scale, transcosmos provides a comprehensive One-Stop Global E-Commerce Services to deliver our clients' excellent products and services to consumers in 49 countries around the globe. transcosmos aims to be the “Global Digital Transformation Partner” of our clients, supporting the clients’ transformation by leveraging digital technology, responding to the ever-changing business environment.

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