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Dataset Summary

Defunct: Dataset "the_pile_books3" is defunct and no longer accessible due to reported copyright infringement.

This dataset is Shawn Presser's work and is part of EleutherAi/The Pile dataset.

This dataset contains all of bibliotik in plain .txt form, aka 197,000 books processed in exactly the same way as did for bookcorpusopen (a.k.a. books1). seems to be similar to OpenAI's mysterious "books2" dataset referenced in their papers. Unfortunately OpenAI will not give details, so we know very little about any differences. People suspect it's "all of libgen", but it's purely conjecture.

|download_size|36.8 Gib| |dataset_size|100.9 Gib|

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

This dataset is used for Language Modeling.


The dataset is in English.

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

{'title': '07 LEGO Ninjago - The Search For Zane (Scholastic) - Kate Howard (retail)'
'text': '\n\nTITLE PAGE\n\nFROM THE JOURNAL OF SENSEI GARMADON\n\nCHAPTER 1\n\nCHAPTER 2\n\nCHAPTER 3\n\nCHAPTER 4\n\nCHAPTER 5\n\nCHAPTER 6\n\nCHAPTER 7\n\nCHAPTER 8\n\nCHAPTER 9\n\nCOPYRIGHT\n\nThroughout Ninjago", five ninja are well-known for their speed, strength, and  of course  the elemental powers that help them protect our world from evil. But there are others who possess some of the same powers as the ninja. Others who may not always use their powers for good.\n\nBefore now, the ninja believed they were special. They di.......'}

Data Fields

  • title: title of the book
  • text: text content of the book

Data Splits

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Dataset Creation

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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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Personal and Sensitive Information

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Considerations for Using the Data

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Citation Information

    title={The {P}ile: An 800GB Dataset of Diverse Text for Language Modeling},
    author={Gao, Leo and Biderman, Stella and Black, Sid and Golding, Laurence and Hoppe, Travis and Foster, Charles and Phang, Jason and He, Horace and Thite, Anish and Nabeshima, Noa and Presser, Shawn and Leahy, Connor},
    journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:2101.00027},


Thanks to @shawwn for creating this dataset. Thanks to @richarddwang for adding this dataset.

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