We’ve been working on some exciting changes to the Common Voice Sentence Collector tool you know and love!.
First, many thanks to Michael Kohler for his work building our existing Sentence Collector tool. And thanks to Justin Grant for his 3 months of user research into the sentence collector, as well as all of you who participated in that research. Based on this research, we’ll soon be integrating the Sentence Collector more closely into the Common Voice platform for a more connected experience. We will be rolling this out in phases over several months, and expect the first iteration of these changes will be available as part of a March 2023 release.
In our first release, you can expect a similar feature set as the current Sentence Collector, but with a new look and location.
Over time, we will be adding more features - for example we expect to bring bulk sentence upload into the sentence collection UI shortly afterwards
New features will include -
- A UI for bulk sentence upload (github will still be available for those who prefer that)
- In-line editing for bulk ingestion reviewers
- A more streamlined process to speed up legal reviews on our side
- The ability to flag sentences for harmful content
As a result of the initial migration of the Sentence Collector experience into the core MCV platform, there will be some downtime. This is likely to be (early March) but we will confirm once we have a more specific time.
Once the migration / transition is complete, the Sentence Collector in its current form will be deprecated and will no longer be available for use.
Many thanks again to everyone for the feedback and sentence contributions that steered us at making these improvements!