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Dataset Summary

The Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) Question Classification dataset contains 5500 labeled questions in training set and another 500 for test set.

The dataset has 6 coarse class labels and 50 fine class labels. Average length of each sentence is 10, vocabulary size of 8700.

Data are collected from four sources: 4,500 English questions published by USC (Hovy et al., 2001), about 500 manually constructed questions for a few rare classes, 894 TREC 8 and TREC 9 questions, and also 500 questions from TREC 10 which serves as the test set. These questions were manually labeled.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

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Languages

The language in this dataset is English (en).

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

  • Size of downloaded dataset files: 0.36 MB
  • Size of the generated dataset: 0.41 MB
  • Total amount of disk used: 0.78 MB

An example of 'train' looks as follows.

{
  'text': 'How did serfdom develop in and then leave Russia ?',
  'coarse_label': 2,
  'fine_label': 26
}

Data Fields

The data fields are the same among all splits.

  • text (str): Text of the question.
  • coarse_label (ClassLabel): Coarse class label. Possible values are:
    • 'ABBR' (0): Abbreviation.
    • 'ENTY' (1): Entity.
    • 'DESC' (2): Description and abstract concept.
    • 'HUM' (3): Human being.
    • 'LOC' (4): Location.
    • 'NUM' (5): Numeric value.
  • fine_label (ClassLabel): Fine class label. Possible values are:
    • ABBREVIATION:
      • 'ABBR:abb' (0): Abbreviation.
      • 'ABBR:exp' (1): Expression abbreviated.
    • ENTITY:
      • 'ENTY:animal' (2): Animal.
      • 'ENTY:body' (3): Organ of body.
      • 'ENTY:color' (4): Color.
      • 'ENTY:cremat' (5): Invention, book and other creative piece.
      • 'ENTY:currency' (6): Currency name.
      • 'ENTY:dismed' (7): Disease and medicine.
      • 'ENTY:event' (8): Event.
      • 'ENTY:food' (9): Food.
      • 'ENTY:instru' (10): Musical instrument.
      • 'ENTY:lang' (11): Language.
      • 'ENTY:letter' (12): Letter like a-z.
      • 'ENTY:other' (13): Other entity.
      • 'ENTY:plant' (14): Plant.
      • 'ENTY:product' (15): Product.
      • 'ENTY:religion' (16): Religion.
      • 'ENTY:sport' (17): Sport.
      • 'ENTY:substance' (18): Element and substance.
      • 'ENTY:symbol' (19): Symbols and sign.
      • 'ENTY:techmeth' (20): Techniques and method.
      • 'ENTY:termeq' (21): Equivalent term.
      • 'ENTY:veh' (22): Vehicle.
      • 'ENTY:word' (23): Word with a special property.
    • DESCRIPTION:
      • 'DESC:def' (24): Definition of something.
      • 'DESC:desc' (25): Description of something.
      • 'DESC:manner' (26): Manner of an action.
      • 'DESC:reason' (27): Reason.
    • HUMAN:
      • 'HUM:gr' (28): Group or organization of persons
      • 'HUM:ind' (29): Individual.
      • 'HUM:title' (30): Title of a person.
      • 'HUM:desc' (31): Description of a person.
    • LOCATION:
      • 'LOC:city' (32): City.
      • 'LOC:country' (33): Country.
      • 'LOC:mount' (34): Mountain.
      • 'LOC:other' (35): Other location.
      • 'LOC:state' (36): State.
    • NUMERIC:
      • 'NUM:code' (37): Postcode or other code.
      • 'NUM:count' (38): Number of something.
      • 'NUM:date' (39): Date.
      • 'NUM:dist' (40): Distance, linear measure.
      • 'NUM:money' (41): Price.
      • 'NUM:ord' (42): Order, rank.
      • 'NUM:other' (43): Other number.
      • 'NUM:period' (44): Lasting time of something
      • 'NUM:perc' (45): Percent, fraction.
      • 'NUM:speed' (46): Speed.
      • 'NUM:temp' (47): Temperature.
      • 'NUM:volsize' (48): Size, area and volume.
      • 'NUM:weight' (49): Weight.

Data Splits

name train test
default 5452 500

Dataset Creation

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Source Data

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

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Annotations

Annotation process

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Personal and Sensitive Information

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Considerations for Using the Data

Social Impact of Dataset

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Other Known Limitations

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Citation Information

@inproceedings{li-roth-2002-learning,
    title = "Learning Question Classifiers",
    author = "Li, Xin  and
      Roth, Dan",
    booktitle = "{COLING} 2002: The 19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics",
    year = "2002",
    url = "https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/C02-1150",
}
@inproceedings{hovy-etal-2001-toward,
    title = "Toward Semantics-Based Answer Pinpointing",
    author = "Hovy, Eduard  and
      Gerber, Laurie  and
      Hermjakob, Ulf  and
      Lin, Chin-Yew  and
      Ravichandran, Deepak",
    booktitle = "Proceedings of the First International Conference on Human Language Technology Research",
    year = "2001",
    url = "https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/H01-1069",
}

Contributions

Thanks to @lhoestq, @thomwolf for adding this dataset.

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