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Cannot get the split names for the dataset.
Error code:   SplitsNamesError
Exception:    SplitsNotFoundError
Message:      The split names could not be parsed from the dataset config.
Traceback:    Traceback (most recent call last):
                File "/src/workers/splits/.venv/lib/python3.9/site-packages/datasets/", line 376, in get_dataset_config_info
                  for split_generator in builder._split_generators(
                File "/tmp/modules-cache/datasets_modules/datasets/DFKI-SLT--brat/95f9bada4009b8f29bd9a58fc18ebbc5e48e1397e590d2fef420c24685b10bf8/", line 308, in _split_generators
                  assert self.config.url is not None, "data url not specified"
              AssertionError: data url not specified
              The above exception was the direct cause of the following exception:
              Traceback (most recent call last):
                File "/src/workers/splits/src/splits/", line 80, in get_splits_response
                  split_full_names = get_dataset_split_full_names(dataset=dataset, use_auth_token=use_auth_token)
                File "/src/workers/splits/src/splits/", line 37, in get_dataset_split_full_names
                  return [
                File "/src/workers/splits/src/splits/", line 40, in <listcomp>
                  for split in get_dataset_split_names(path=dataset, config_name=config, use_auth_token=use_auth_token)
                File "/src/workers/splits/.venv/lib/python3.9/site-packages/datasets/", line 426, in get_dataset_split_names
                  info = get_dataset_config_info(
                File "/src/workers/splits/.venv/lib/python3.9/site-packages/datasets/", line 381, in get_dataset_config_info
                  raise SplitsNotFoundError("The split names could not be parsed from the dataset config.") from err
              datasets.inspect.SplitsNotFoundError: The split names could not be parsed from the dataset config.

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Information Card for Brat



Brat is an intuitive web-based tool for text annotation supported by Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology. BRAT has been developed for rich structured annota- tion for a variety of NLP tasks and aims to support manual curation efforts and increase annotator productivity using NLP techniques. brat is designed in particular for structured annotation, where the notes are not free form text but have a fixed form that can be automatically processed and interpreted by a computer.

Dataset Structure

Dataset annotated with brat format is processed using this script. Annotations created in brat are stored on disk in a standoff format: annotations are stored separately from the annotated document text, which is never modified by the tool. For each text document in the system, there is a corresponding annotation file. The two are associatied by the file naming convention that their base name (file name without suffix) is the same: for example, the file DOC-1000.ann contains annotations for the file DOC-1000.txt. More information can be found here.

Data Instances

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Data Fields

-context: html content of data file as string
-file_name: a string name of file
-spans: a sequence containing id, type, location and text of a span
-relations: a sequence containing id, type and arguments of a relation


brat script can be used by calling load_dataset() method and passing kwargs (arguments to the BuilderConfig) which should include at least url of the dataset prepared using brat. We provide an example of SciArg dataset below,

from datasets import load_dataset
kwargs = {
"description" :
  """This dataset is an extension of the Dr. Inventor corpus (Fisas et al., 2015, 2016) with an annotation layer containing
  fine-grained argumentative components and relations. It is the first argument-annotated corpus of scientific
  publications (in English), which allows for joint analyses of argumentation and other rhetorical dimensions of
  scientific writing.""",
"citation" :
    title = {An argument-annotated corpus of scientific publications},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Mining Argumentation},
    publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics},
    author = {Lauscher, Anne and Glava\v{s}, Goran and Ponzetto, Simone Paolo},
    address = {Brussels, Belgium},
    year = {2018},
    pages = {40–46}
"homepage": "",
"url": "",
"file_name_blacklist": ['A28'],

dataset = load_dataset('dfki-nlp/brat', **kwargs)

Additional Information

Licensing Information

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Citation Information

    title = "brat: a Web-based Tool for {NLP}-Assisted Text Annotation",
    author = "Stenetorp, Pontus  and
      Pyysalo, Sampo  and
      Topi{\'c}, Goran  and
      Ohta, Tomoko  and
      Ananiadou, Sophia  and
      Tsujii, Jun{'}ichi",
    booktitle = "Proceedings of the Demonstrations at the 13th Conference of the {E}uropean Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics",
    month = apr,
    year = "2012",
    address = "Avignon, France",
    publisher = "Association for Computational Linguistics",
    url = "",
    pages = "102--107",
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