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Dataset Description

Dataset Summary

The Sogou News dataset is a mixture of 2,909,551 news articles from the SogouCA and SogouCS news corpora, in 5 categories. The number of training samples selected for each class is 90,000 and testing 12,000. Note that the Chinese characters have been converted to Pinyin. classification labels of the news are determined by their domain names in the URL. For example, the news with URL is categorized as a sport class.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

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Dataset Structure

We show detailed information for up to 5 configurations of the dataset.

Data Instances


  • Size of downloaded dataset files: 366.47 MB
  • Size of the generated dataset: 1360.49 MB
  • Total amount of disk used: 1726.96 MB

An example of 'train' looks as follows.

    "content": "du2 jia1 ti2 go1ng me3i ri4 ba4o jia4 \\n  re4 xia4n :010-64438227\\n  che1 xi2ng ba4o jia4 - cha2 xu2n jie2 guo3 \\n  pi3n pa2i   xi2ng ha4o   jia4 ge2   ji1ng xia1o sha1ng   ri4 qi1   zha1 ka4n ca1n shu4   pi2ng lu4n ",
    "label": 3,
    "title": " da3o ha2ng "

Data Fields

The data fields are the same among all splits.


  • title: a string feature.
  • content: a string feature.
  • label: a classification label, with possible values including sports (0), finance (1), entertainment (2), automobile (3), technology (4).

Data Splits

name train test
default 450000 60000

Dataset Creation

Curation Rationale

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Source Data

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

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Who are the source language producers?

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Annotation process

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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

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Citation Information

    title={Character-level Convolutional Networks for Text Classification},
    author={Xiang Zhang and Junbo Zhao and Yann LeCun},


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