Fashion categorization 1: Oh a dress, a playsuit…um…. A bathing suit!


You have probably noticed that the number of new tasks involving fashion categorization has not let up. This is because the customers were very satisfied with your results in the test project. We are therefore delighted that we can now offer you more of these quick tasks for a prolonged period of time.

Newcomer? This project involves the categorization of fashion items from various shops, brands and designers based on a predefined structure. This blog article will help clarify the basic process flow of the tasks.

Example 1


When you begin the task, you will be given a few practice tasks, followed by a few test tasks. These proceed as in the real jobs according to the following concept:

  1. Look at the pictures of the item. Do they meet the image standards? Further information about image standards are available in the PDF file attached to the task.
  2. Open the link to the product and carefully read the article description. This generally provides detailed information about the product, the materials (leather, gold, silk, etc…) and the selected category.
  3. Select or correct the main category. This is generally already determined. Is the item an accessory, a garment or shoes?
  4. After selecting the main category the respectively matching sub-categories will appear. In our example we are looking for sunglasses.
  5. Is there a suitable article in the various sub-categories? A quick glimpse in the information section can help clarify what it is. It generally shows what can be classified in this variant. PLEASE NOTE: Please select a variant only if it really matches the item. You are allowed to select the sub-category without selecting a variant. In our example it is a pair of pilot glasses.
  6. Some products fit in numerous categories and if possible ought to be categorized several times. This can be done by using the “Further categorization” tab and repeating steps 3-5. Our example only fits in one category.
  7. Done? Then click on “Set data”. After pressing this button you can still perform changes in the categorization. However, if you do so you will have to set the data again.
  8. After you have set the data, the “Save” button will appear.


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In this example you perform the basic categorization steps, as in example 1, however you realize that standard GLASSES are not in the category tree. This means that the item does not need to be categorized.

You proceed as follows:

  • Select “Not possible”.
  • Comment why the task cannot be completed and
  • Select the possible reason from one of the adjoining radio buttons.
  • The Save button will appear.

A general hint to conclude:

Be sure that you keep the entire tree category structure in view while working on the task.

The second part of our series of blog articles about fashion categorization is about the stumbling blocks you might encounter while working on the tasks.

See you again soon!

Dieser Artikel wurde am 04.September 2015 von mandy geschrieben.


Mandy Meyer-Steffan