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Dataset Card for ACLFig Dataset

Dataset Summary

1758 total labelled images

The scientific figures dataset contains 1758 scientific figures extracted from 890 research papers(ACL). The scientific figures are in png format.

The dataset has been classified into 19 categories. These are

  • Algorithms
  • Architecture/Pipeline diagrams
  • Bar charts
  • Box Plots
  • Confusion Matrix
  • Graph
  • Line Chart
  • Maps
  • Natural Images
  • Neural Networks
  • NLP rules/grammar
  • Pie chart
  • Scatter Plot
  • Screenshots
  • Tables
  • Trees
  • Pareto chart
  • Venn Diagram
  • Word Cloud

The scientific figures are in the png directory.

The metadata directory contains metadata extracted from the pdf along with scientific figures in json format.

Finally, the scientific_figures.csv file contains following columns/fields:

  1. sci_fig : Scientific figure name

  2. caption: Caption text

  3. inline_reference: Scientific figure contexts mentioned in the research paper

  4. metadata: metadata json filename

  5. label: One of the 19 categories as described above.

  6. acl_paper_id: Unique identifier assigned to each pdf by ACL

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

Multi-label classification

Dataset Creation

The dataset was created using papers in ACL Anthology.


Annotation process

~2k images manually labelled

Citation Information



Thanks to @zebaKarishma, @shauryr and @KavyaPuranik for adding this dataset.

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