First Attempt Failing - Could not read meta.json

I'm taking my first baby steps with Prodigy, trying to do the intro example at Fully manual annotation

What I've done:

  1. Installed Prodigy and confirmed with prodigy stats
  2. Downloaded the news_headlines.jsonl file into the project root
  3. Ran the cli command as provided: prodigy textcat.manual news_topics ./news_headlines.jsonl --label Technology,Politics,Economy,Entertainment

Get the error noted in the subject line, i.e. OSError: [E053] Could not read meta.json from news_headlines.jsonl/meta.json

Wondering if this is a version issue. I'm running Version 1.8.5

Hi! Which version of Prodigy are you using? It sounds like you might still be on an older version of Prodigy that expects a model argument to textcat.manual, specifying the model for tokenization (which was kinda redundant). In that case, you can just add blank:en as the second argument, before the text source.

Alternatively, you can also upgrade to the latest Prodigy, which doesn't require the model argument anymore :slightly_smiling_face: