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Getting Started with the Annotator

Learn the basics of using to get all your deep learning projects up and running. This document covers signing up, recommended browser settings, opening assigned cases, and troubleshooting.

Signing Up

Go to and click on the Create Account button.

Identity Providers

You can sign up using your Google, Github, LinkedIn, Microsoft account or your email address.

Important: If you receive an email invitation to a project, make sure to use the same email ID to sign in. If you get an error message after signing in, double check the invitation email.

Signing In

If you receive an email invitation to a project, simply click on the link in the email for access. Make sure to use the email from the invitation to sign in.

For example, if you received an invitation to your .edu address and you try to sign in with your gmail account, access will not be granted. Signing in with the correct email will successfully open the project.


The annotator interface is an HTML5 web application optimized for the latest Google Chrome browser. We highly recommend using Chrome on a laptop/desktop.


Annotator has been most extensively tested on MacOS, ChromeOS, and Ubuntu Linux, and we recommend at least 8GB of RAM.

Annotation using mobile devices is not supported but may be sufficient for global level annotations. Mozilla Firefox has not been tested, but should majorly work.

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