Machine learning backend

You can easily connect your favorite machine learning framework with Label Studio Machine Learning SDK.

That gives you the opportunities to use:



Here is a quick example tutorial on how to run the ML backend with a simple text classifier:

  1. Clone repo
    git clone
  1. Setup environment
    cd label-studio
    pip install -e .
    cd label_studio/ml/examples
    pip install -r requirements.txt
  1. Create new ML backend
    label-studio-ml init my_ml_backend --script label_studio/ml/examples/
  1. Start ML backend server
    label-studio-ml start my_ml_backend
  1. Run Label Studio connecting it to the running ML backend:
    label-studio start text_classification_project --init --template text_sentiment --ml-backends http://localhost:9090

Start with docker compose

Label Studio ML scripts include everything you need to create production ready ML backend server, powered by docker. It uses uWSGI + supervisord stack, and handles background training jobs using RQ.

After running this command:

label-studio-ml init my-ml-backend --script label_studio/ml/examples/

you’ll see configs in my-ml-backend/ directory needed to build and run docker image using docker-compose.

Some preliminaries:

  1. Ensure all requirements are specified in my-ml-backend/requirements.txt file, e.g. place

  1. There are no services currently running on ports 9090, 6379 (otherwise change default ports in my-ml-backend/docker-compose.yml)

Then from my-ml-backend/ directory run

docker-compose up

The server starts listening on port 9090, and you can connect it to Label Studio by specifying --ml-backends http://localhost:9090
or via UI on Model page.

Create your own ML backend

Check examples in label-studio/ml/examples directory.