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Dataset Card for "asnq"

Dataset Summary

ASNQ is a dataset for answer sentence selection derived from Google's Natural Questions (NQ) dataset (Kwiatkowski et al. 2019).

Each example contains a question, candidate sentence, label indicating whether or not the sentence answers the question, and two additional features -- sentence_in_long_answer and short_answer_in_sentence indicating whether ot not the candidate sentence is contained in the long_answer and if the short_answer is in the candidate sentence.

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Dataset Structure

Data Instances


  • Size of downloaded dataset files: 3398.76 MB
  • Size of the generated dataset: 3647.70 MB
  • Total amount of disk used: 7046.46 MB

An example of 'validation' looks as follows.

    "label": 0,
    "question": "when did somewhere over the rainbow come out",
    "sentence": "In films and TV shows ( edit ) In the film Third Finger , Left Hand ( 1940 ) with Myrna Loy , Melvyn Douglas , and Raymond Walburn , the tune played throughout the film in short sequences .",
    "sentence_in_long_answer": false,
    "short_answer_in_sentence": false

Data Fields

The data fields are the same among all splits.


  • question: a string feature.
  • sentence: a string feature.
  • label: a classification label, with possible values including neg (0), pos (1).
  • sentence_in_long_answer: a bool feature.
  • short_answer_in_sentence: a bool feature.

Data Splits

name train validation
default 20377568 930062

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Citation Information

    title={TANDA: Transfer and Adapt Pre-Trained Transformer Models for Answer Sentence Selection},
    author={Siddhant Garg and Thuy Vu and Alessandro Moschitti},


Thanks to @mkserge for adding this dataset.

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