Datasets:
arcd

Task Categories: question-answering
Languages: ar-SA
Multilinguality: monolingual
Size Categories: 1K<n<10K
Licenses: mit
Language Creators: crowdsourced
Annotations Creators: crowdsourced
Source Datasets: original

Dataset Card for "arcd"

Dataset Summary

Arabic Reading Comprehension Dataset (ARCD) composed of 1,395 questions posed by crowdworkers on Wikipedia articles.

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Data Instances

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  • Size of downloaded dataset files: 1.85 MB
  • Size of the generated dataset: 1.62 MB
  • Total amount of disk used: 3.47 MB

An example of 'train' looks as follows.

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{
    "answers": "{\"answer_start\": [34], \"text\": [\"صحابي من صحابة رسول الإسلام محمد، وعمُّه وأخوه من الرضاعة وأحد وزرائه الأربعة عشر،\"]}...",
    "context": "\"حمزة بن عبد المطلب الهاشمي القرشي صحابي من صحابة رسول الإسلام محمد، وعمُّه وأخوه من الرضاعة وأحد وزرائه الأربعة عشر، وهو خير أع...",
    "id": "621723207492",
    "question": "من هو حمزة بن عبد المطلب؟",
    "title": "حمزة بن عبد المطلب"
}

Data Fields

The data fields are the same among all splits.

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  • id: a string feature.
  • title: a string feature.
  • context: a string feature.
  • question: a string feature.
  • answers: a dictionary feature containing:
    • text: a string feature.
    • answer_start: a int32 feature.

Data Splits

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Citation Information

@inproceedings{mozannar-etal-2019-neural,
    title = "Neural {A}rabic Question Answering",
    author = "Mozannar, Hussein  and
      Maamary, Elie  and
      El Hajal, Karl  and
      Hajj, Hazem",
    booktitle = "Proceedings of the Fourth Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop",
    month = aug,
    year = "2019",
    address = "Florence, Italy",
    publisher = "Association for Computational Linguistics",
    url = "https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W19-4612",
    doi = "10.18653/v1/W19-4612",
    pages = "108--118",
    abstract = "This paper tackles the problem of open domain factual Arabic question answering (QA) using Wikipedia as our knowledge source. This constrains the answer of any question to be a span of text in Wikipedia. Open domain QA for Arabic entails three challenges: annotated QA datasets in Arabic, large scale efficient information retrieval and machine reading comprehension. To deal with the lack of Arabic QA datasets we present the Arabic Reading Comprehension Dataset (ARCD) composed of 1,395 questions posed by crowdworkers on Wikipedia articles, and a machine translation of the Stanford Question Answering Dataset (Arabic-SQuAD). Our system for open domain question answering in Arabic (SOQAL) is based on two components: (1) a document retriever using a hierarchical TF-IDF approach and (2) a neural reading comprehension model using the pre-trained bi-directional transformer BERT. Our experiments on ARCD indicate the effectiveness of our approach with our BERT-based reader achieving a 61.3 F1 score, and our open domain system SOQAL achieving a 27.6 F1 score.",
}

Contributions

Thanks to @albertvillanova, @lewtun, @mariamabarham, @thomwolf, @tayciryahmed for adding this dataset.

Models trained or fine-tuned on arcd