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Dataset Card for OffensEval-TR 2020

Dataset Summary

The file offenseval-tr-training-v1.tsv contains 31,756 annotated tweets.

The file offenseval-annotation.txt contains a short summary of the annotation guidelines.

Twitter user mentions were substituted by @USER and URLs have been substitute by URL.

Each instance contains up to 1 labels corresponding to one of the following sub-task:

  • Sub-task A: Offensive language identification;

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

The dataset was published on this paper.


The dataset is based on Turkish.

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

A binary dataset with with (NOT) Not Offensive and (OFF) Offensive tweets.

Data Fields

Instances are included in TSV format as follows:


The column names in the file are the following:

id tweet subtask_a

The labels used in the annotation are listed below.

Task and Labels

(A) Sub-task A: Offensive language identification

  • (NOT) Not Offensive - This post does not contain offense or profanity.
  • (OFF) Offensive - This post contains offensive language or a targeted (veiled or direct) offense

In our annotation, we label a post as offensive (OFF) if it contains any form of non-acceptable language (profanity) or a targeted offense, which can be veiled or direct.

Data Splits

train test
31756 3528

Dataset Creation

Curation Rationale

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Source Data

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Initial Data Collection and Normalization

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Who are the source language producers?

From tweeter.


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Annotation process

We describe the labels above in a “flat” manner. However, the annotation process we follow is hierarchical. The following QA pairs give a more flowchart-like procedure to follow

  1. Is the tweet in Turkish and understandable?
    • No: mark tweet X for exclusion, and go to next tweet
    • Yes: continue to step 2
  2. Is the tweet include offensive/inappropriate language?
    • No: mark the tweet non go to step 4
    • Yes: continue to step 3
  3. Is the offense in the tweet targeted?
    • No: mark the tweet prof go to step 4
    • Yes: chose one (or more) of grp, ind, *oth based on the definitions above. Please try to limit the number of labels unless it is clear that the tweet includes offense against multiple categories.
  4. Was the labeling decision difficult (precise answer needs more context, tweets includes irony, or for another reason)?
    • No: go to next tweet
    • Yes: add the label X, go to next tweet

Who are the annotators?

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Personal and Sensitive Information

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Considerations for Using the Data

Social Impact of Dataset

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Discussion of Biases

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Other Known Limitations

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Additional Information

Dataset Curators

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Licensing Information

The annotations are distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY). Please cite the following paper, if you use this resource.

Citation Information

 author  = {\c{C}\"{o}ltekin, \c{C}a\u{g}r{\i}},
 year  = {2020},
 title  = {A Corpus of Turkish Offensive Language on Social Media},
 booktitle  = {Proceedings of The 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference},
 pages  = {6174--6184},
 address  = {Marseille, France},
 url  = {},


Thanks to @yavuzKomecoglu for adding this dataset.

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