Task Categories: text-classification
Languages: hi
Multilinguality: monolingual
Size Categories: 10K<n<100K
Licenses: mit
Language Creators: found
Annotations Creators: machine-generated

Dataset Card for BBC Hindi NLI Dataset

Dataset Summary

  • Dataset for Natural Language Inference in Hindi Language. BBC Hindi Dataset consists of textual-entailment pairs.
  • Each row of the Datasets if made up of 4 columns - Premise, Hypothesis, Label and Topic.
  • Context and Hypothesis is written in Hindi while Entailment_Label is in English.
  • Entailment_label is of 2 types - entailed and not-entailed.
  • Dataset can be used to train models for Natural Language Inference tasks in Hindi Language. [More Information Needed]

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

  • Natural Language Inference for Hindi


Dataset is in Hindi

Dataset Structure

  • Data is structured in TSV format.
  • Train and Test files are in seperate files

Dataset Instances

An example of 'train' looks as follows.

{'hypothesis': 'यह खबर की सूचना है|', 'label': 'entailed', 'premise': 'गोपनीयता की नीति', 'topic': '1'}

Data Fields

  • Each row contatins 4 columns - Premise, Hypothesis, Label and Topic.

Data Splits

  • Train : 15553
  • Valid : 2581
  • Test : 2593

Dataset Creation

  • We employ a recasting technique from Poliak et al. (2018a,b) to convert publicly available BBC Hindi news text classification datasets in Hindi and pose them as TE problems
  • In this recasting process, we build template hypotheses for each class in the label taxonomy
  • Then, we pair the original annotated sentence with each of the template hypotheses to create TE samples.
  • For more information on the recasting process, refer to paper ""

Source Data

Source Dataset for the recasting process is the BBC Hindi Headlines Dataset(

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

  • BBC Hindi News Classification Dataset contains 4, 335 Hindi news headlines tagged across 14 categories: India, Pakistan,news, International, entertainment, sport, science, China, learning english, social, southasia, business, institutional, multimedia
  • We processed this dataset to combine two sets of relevant but low prevalence classes.
  • Namely, we merged the samples from Pakistan, China, international, and southasia as one class called international.
  • Likewise, we also merged samples from news, business, social, learning english, and institutional as news.
  • Lastly, we also removed the class multimedia because there were very few samples.

Who are the source language producers?

Pls refer to this paper: ""


Annotation process

Annotation process has been described in Dataset Creation Section.

Who are the annotators?

Annotation is done automatically.

Personal and Sensitive Information

No Personal and Sensitive Information is mentioned in the Datasets.

Considerations for Using the Data

Pls refer to this paper:

Discussion of Biases

Pls refer to this paper:

Other Known Limitations

No other known limitations

Additional Information

Pls refer to this link:

Dataset Curators

It is written in the repo : that

  • This corpus can be used freely for research purposes.
  • The paper listed below provide details of the creation and use of the corpus. If you use the corpus, then please cite the paper.
  • If interested in commercial use of the corpus, send email to
  • If you use the corpus in a product or application, then please credit the authors and Multimodal Digital Media Analysis Lab - Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi appropriately. Also, if you send us an email, we will be thrilled to know about how you have used the corpus.
  • Multimodal Digital Media Analysis Lab - Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi, India disclaims any responsibility for the use of the corpus and does not provide technical support. However, the contact listed above will be happy to respond to queries and clarifications.
  • Rather than redistributing the corpus, please direct interested parties to this page
  • Please feel free to send us an email:
    • with feedback regarding the corpus.
    • with information on how you have used the corpus.
    • if interested in having us analyze your data for natural language inference.
    • if interested in a collaborative research project.

Licensing Information

Copyright (C) 2019 Multimodal Digital Media Analysis Lab - Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi (MIDAS, IIIT-Delhi). Pls contact authors for any information on the dataset.

Citation Information

    title = "Two-Step Classification using Recasted Data for Low Resource Settings",
    author = "Uppal, Shagun  and
      Gupta, Vivek  and
      Swaminathan, Avinash  and
      Zhang, Haimin  and
      Mahata, Debanjan  and
      Gosangi, Rakesh  and
      Shah, Rajiv Ratn  and
      Stent, Amanda",
    booktitle = "Proceedings of the 1st Conference of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 10th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing",
    month = dec,
    year = "2020",
    address = "Suzhou, China",
    publisher = "Association for Computational Linguistics",
    url = "",
    pages = "706--719",
    abstract = "An NLP model{'}s ability to reason should be independent of language. Previous works utilize Natural Language Inference (NLI) to understand the reasoning ability of models, mostly focusing on high resource languages like English. To address scarcity of data in low-resource languages such as Hindi, we use data recasting to create NLI datasets for four existing text classification datasets. Through experiments, we show that our recasted dataset is devoid of statistical irregularities and spurious patterns. We further study the consistency in predictions of the textual entailment models and propose a consistency regulariser to remove pairwise-inconsistencies in predictions. We propose a novel two-step classification method which uses textual-entailment predictions for classification task. We further improve the performance by using a joint-objective for classification and textual entailment. We therefore highlight the benefits of data recasting and improvements on classification performance using our approach with supporting experimental results.",


Thanks to @avinsit123 for adding this dataset.

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