Toloka documentation

Global skills

This is a special type of skills in Toloka that show the general competencies of Tolokers, such as text processing or selecting objects in images.


  • Use global skills if you want to quickly launch a project and recruit Tolokers who are good at certain types of tasks.

  • Our experiments show that global skills combined with traditional quality control methods increase the correctness and consistency of labeling.


  • Requesters don't create this type of skills. Global skills are created by the system.

  • Projects created from certain templates are taken into account. For example, if the project is based on the Video comparison (Side-by-side) template, then the Tolokers will receive the Video SbS global skill.

  • Global skills are assigned according to the percentage of correct answers.

  • Global skills are updated daily by the Toloka team.


To use this feature, select Add a filter → Skills → Choose a global skill and specify the restriction for the selected skill in the added filter.

For example, the restriction skill > 80 means “Select Tolokers who completed similar projects better on average than 80% of other Tolokers”.

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