Getting Started on Figure Eight - An Overview to Building a Job


The Figure Eight platform supports many different use cases, such as sentiment analysis, search relevance, data categorization and content moderation. Before you begin applying your use case to the Figure Eight platform, we provided some tips and tricks to help you create a successful job that will yield high quality results. If you need more information, please see these articles.

Adding Data

  • It is important to format your data before uploading to the platform.
    • It is best to use a UTF-8 encoded .CSV, however .TSV, .XLSX, and .ODS file formats are also acceptable and require UTF-8 encoding.
    • All data files should:
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  • Graphical Editor
    • Allows you to:
      • Create or modify job title
      • Insert Data
      • Generate questions without typing any code.
    • Best used for those who are not familiar with CML.
    • Can be used to customize templates or validators to ensure inputs are entered correctly, and logic to hide or show certain questions.
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  • Code Editor
    • The Code Editor is used to build custom jobs with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Crowdflower’s markup language, CML.
    • It can perform all functions as graphical editor
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  • Instructions
    • Effective instructions in your job will help the contributors understand and correctly complete your task.
    • They should cover the steps to complete the job, as well as helpful tips and examples.


  • Test Questions are:
    • The most important quality control mechanism in the Figure Eight Platform.
    • Rows that are pre-labeled with known answers that are randomly inserted throughout your job.
    • Will be used to test and track contributor performance.
    • Ensure that only the contributors demonstrating competency in your job are allowed to submit judgments.
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Settings & Launch

  • The Launch page contains settings for:
    • Judgment per row
    • Payment per row
    • How many rows are going to launched for that particular run.
  • Definitions and other common settings can be found here.


  • Job mornitoring allows you to:
    • Check on the health of your job
    • Identify areas for improvement.
    • Reviewing your dashboard provides a high-level overview of the job.
    • By far the most important aspect of monitoring the job is reviewing your test questions.
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  • After your job has completed you can:

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