Text Project

In the Settings, under General, Project Admins and users of higher roles can edit the project's name and description, choose the upload quality, attach instructions, and more.

You can also see the Project Type, and based on your role, see who the project was created by and the date of its creation.

Edit project name and description

To edit the project’s name:

  1. On Project Name, click the edit button.
  2. In the pop-up, type a new name.
  3. Click Save.

To edit the project’s description:

  1. On Project Description, click the edit button.
  2. In the pop-up, type in a description.
  3. Click Save.


You can add an instruction link and/or file to your project for your contributors.

Instruction link

To add an instruction link:

  1. Next to Instruction link, click Attach.
  2. Type in an instruction name.
  3. Input the instruction link.
  4. Click Save.

Instruction file

To add an instructions file:

  1. Next to Instruction file, click Attach.
  2. Choose the file you want to attach.
  3. Click Open.

Remove link or file

  1. Under Instructions, click the delete button next to the instruction link or file.
  2. In the popup, click Delete.

Feature Access Control

Priority Score

Enabling this setting will allow you to add priority scores to items. These scores can be used to define the order in which Annotators and QAs receive their tasks when:

  1. The Automatic assignment is enabled under Task Request Settings.
  2. Priority Score Assignment is the selected method of assignment.

Task request settings

Under this section of your project's settings, you can define the task request behavior of your project.

Automatic assignment

Automatic assignment is the default method of task assignment. When enabled, Annotators and QAs can request tasks without manual assignment. The order of receiving items is based on a number of factors, as well as any sub-settings that have been enabled. You can view these conditional factors here.

You can disable this setting if you want all tasks to be assigned to contributors manually.

Batch size

In this field, you can set the number of items that Annotators and QAs can request. The default batch size for this project is 5.


The request item number for Text Projects is 1 item to 50 items.

Priority Score Assignment

If the Priority Score Assignment task assignment setting is enabled for your project, then contributors will receive items by priority score per folder.


  • This setting can only be enabled if:
    • Priority Score is enabled in Feature Access Control.
    • Random Assignment is disabled.

Random Assignment

By enabling this setting, Annotators and QAs will receive items from any folder they have access to at random, with no particular order. This request method will prioritize the folders that the contributor has access to, over the project's root. If a user has access to the root and only one folder, they will receive items from either location.


  • This setting can only be enabled if:
    • Automatic Assignment is enabled under Task Request Settings.
    • Priority scores is disabled.

Delete project

To delete a project:

  1. Click Do you want to delete the project?
  2. In the popup, click Delete.



Only Team Admins and users of higher roles can delete a project.


Enable/Disable Tokenization

You can now annotate items in the Text Editor with tokens. If enabled, the Annotators will be able to label entities by selecting only a part of the word and the entire word will be automatically labeled. Tokenization helps split texts into units based on specific linguistic knowledge, making text annotation easier and error-free.

There are two types of tokenization: Basic Tokenization and Smart Tokenization.

  • Basic Tokenization splits texts into simple units. It can identify word positions, punctuation marks, and basic semantic categories. So, if you highlight only Cali in California, all the characters in California will be automatically selected as a single text unit. These are the basic tokenization categories:


word, ordinal, cardinal, mention, hashtag, phone, emoticon, symbol, email, currency, punctuation, html, url, emoji, time and date.

  • With Smart Tokenization, if you highlight Fran in San Francisco, the word San Francisco will be annotated. It's based on the Spacy tokenizer and various regular expressions. The model used in Smart Tokenization recognizes geolocations, city names, book titles, etc. These are the semantic categories:


person, loc, quantity, percent, product, language, norp, ordinal,
fac, org, cardinal, 'time, work of art, event, law, money, gpe and date.

Basic Tokenization is enabled by default. You can choose to disable it or to enable Smart Tokenization instead in the project’s setup.

To enable Tokenization:

  1. Go to SetupSettingsEditor.
  2. Turn on the toggle next to Tokenization.
  3. Select Basic Tokenization or Smart Tokenization.

Your changes will be saved automatically.

To disable Tokenization:

  1. Go to SetupSettingsEditor.
  2. Turn off the toggle next to Tokenization.

Your changes will be saved automatically.


Here, you can set certain permissions for the roles within your project, so that you can define or limit the control that any Project Admin or Annotator has within the project.

Project Admin permissions

The following settings are disabled by default. You can enable them to provide your Project Admins additional permissions.

  • Upload items to the project.
  • Download the project's data.
  • Delete items or folders within the project.

Annotator can complete items

Enabling this would allow your project's Annotators to mark items as Completed through the editor.