What our clients are saying
"Baobab creates high quality image annotation data sets for us according to various different requirements. Furthermore, since the annotators are individually managed, we also entrust the company with the annotation of highly sensitive data."
"I have asked Baobab to create data for my research many times, and I really appreciate their willingness and flexibility in responding even to slightly unusual requests. I thoroughly recommend them."
BAOBAB is a website designed to create translations and linguistic data by cooperating as a group and using machine learning in order to broaden communication and services all over the world. BAOBAB
Learning Data for Machine Translation
Our company began as a service that could offer the extremely large volumes of textual learning data needed for machine translation faster and at a more reasonable price than anywhere else.
Image annotation and tagging/
voice data collection
- Image annotation and tagging
- Image captioning
- Voice transcription
We have created a special in-house tool for image annotation, ensuring speedy and accurate results.
Using Moringa, a mobile app developed by BAOBAB, staff all around the world can collect and tag images, and collect multilingual speech utterances/sounds.
- Moringa-i, an image collection and tagging tool
- Moringa-v, a voice data collection and tagging tool
Creating bilingual scenarios
in multiple languages
- Data for dialogue scenarios, read aloud by native speakers.
- Simulated conversations between 2 speakers, speaking freely on a predetermined setting.
We create transcribed voice data and written transcriptions of the above.
Click here for sample dialogue scenarios
Developing machine translation engines specialised for particular areas
We develop machine translation engines specialised for particular areas, and provide them as an API. We undertake everything from the creation of learning data, to the development of machine translation engines, and human-powered evaluation of the resulting translations.
- A machine translation engine that specialises in recipes (Japanese ⇄ English)
Baobab celebrated its 12th year in business.
Paper co-authored by Baobab accepted at CVPR 2022, the world's leading conference on computer vision
Baobab to begin an annotation team leader training program for women refugees staying in Japan
Sponsored the IEEE/CVF Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR 2022).
Baobab speaking at the Digital Skills Workshop & Careers Fair for Ukrainian Refugees featured on NHK's "Good Morning Japan"
Sponsored the 36th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI).
Baobab data sets used in a paper from Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation that received the Special Committee Award at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Association of Natural Language Processing (NLP 2022).
Makaira invests in Baobab
Sponsored the 28th Annual Meeting of the Association of Natural Language Processing (NLP 2022).
Baobab data sets used in a paper from Nagoya University that received the Specially Selected Paper Award from the Journal of Information Processing
Sponsored the 2nd Symposium on Industrial applications of Artificial Intelligence (SIAI 2021).
President Sagara Recognised at the TOKYO Women CEO Awards
Baobab Wins Corporate Award at 2021 Forbes Japan Women Awards
Baobab celebrated its 11th year in business.
Sponsored the 35th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI).
An employment support centre for people with disabilities that Baobab entrusts with annotation work was featured in a special report on the NHK Aomori show, "Apple Wide"
Baobab featured in Google for Startups' Founder Story
Baobab Inc, raises JPY 50 million
The University of Tokyo wins Award at NPL2021 for a paper utilizing Baobab's data sets
Baobab carried out a round of fundraising.
Baobab CEO Miori Sagara was nominated to speak at the Women's Entrepreneurship Day Event 2020 by Google.
Baobab CEO Miori Sagara was invited to be a guest lecturer at Meiji University.
Baobab celebrated its 10th year in business.
NHK, Japan's national broadcasting organization featured Baobab Inc. on their program "Tokorosan, Good Heavens!", an educational show.
We were selected for Google for Startups Accelerator.
Our CEO Miori Sagara will speak at DLLAB Engineer Days.
Became a sponsor, and ran a booth at the CVPR2019.
Our CEO Miori Sagara spoke at a panel session at Microsoft's de:code2019 conference.
We will become a sponsor, and run a booth at the CVPR2019.
Chiba Institute of Technology, AIST and NEDO together release world's largest video caption data set
We will run a booth at CEATEC JAPAN 2018.
Sponsored the 32th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI).
We have established our U.S. corporation "Baobab America Inc.".
We have started a new service "Region definition and feature point annotation for images ".
Became a sponsor, and ran a booth at the 24th Annual Conference of Natural Language Processing (NLP2018).
Chinese (Simplified) version of our website has launched.
Sponsored the 31st Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI).
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Graham Neubig from the Carnegie Mellon University Language Technology Institute as our adviser on April 1st, 2017.
We have moved to a new office.
We released image/voice data collection and tagging tool "moringa".
Sponsoring the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2016).
Sponsored the 22nd Annual Conference of Natural Language Processing (NLP2016).
Baobab CEO Miori Sagara was appointed as a delegate of the Association for Natural Language Processing.
Sponsored the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL2015).
Baobab CEO Miori Sagara participated in the workshop at National Institute of Informatics as a guest speaker.
Began an Image Gathering and Annotation Service
Sponsored the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2014)
Participated in "From Minato-ku! Latest Global Business Seminar" as a guest speaker.
Aided in the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2014)
Release of the updated version of “Yoko’s Yummy Recipes” An iPhone/Android translation application designed specifically for translating recipes
Worked as a guest lecturer at Meiji University.
Aided with the 19th Annual Language Processing Academic Convention (NLP2013)