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paperswithcode_id: dialogre
pretty_name: DialogRE
  - relation-extraction
    - name: dialog
      sequence: string
    - name: relation_data
        - name: x
          dtype: string
        - name: 'y'
          dtype: string
        - name: x_type
          dtype: string
        - name: y_type
          dtype: string
        - name: r
          sequence: string
        - name: rid
          sequence: int32
        - name: t
          sequence: string
  config_name: dialog_re
    - name: train
      num_bytes: 1520940
      num_examples: 1073
    - name: test
      num_bytes: 472306
      num_examples: 357
    - name: validation
      num_bytes: 490580
      num_examples: 358
  download_size: 3816234
  dataset_size: 2483826

Dataset Card for [DialogRE]

Table of Contents

Dataset Description

Dataset Summary

The DialogRE dataset is the first human-annotated dialogue-based relation extraction (RE) dataset, aiming to support the prediction of relation(s) between two arguments that appear in a dialogue. DialogRE can also act as a platform for studying cross-sentence RE as most facts span multiple sentences. Specifically, the dataset annotate all occurrences of 36 possible relation types that exist between pairs of arguments in the 1,788 dialogues originating from the complete transcripts of Friends (in English).

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

  • other-other-relation-extraction: The dataset can be used to train a model for Relation Extraction, which consists of the prediction of relation between two arguments that appear in a dialogue. Success on this task is typically measured by achieving a high F1 Score.


The dialogues in the dataset is in English originating from the transcripts of Friends. The associated BCP-47 code is en.

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

A typical data point consists of a dialogue between speakers as a list of sentences. This is followed by the annotations of the relations between the entities in the dialog.

An example from the DialogRE train set looks as follows:

{'dialog': ["Speaker 1: It's been an hour and not one of my classmates has shown up! I tell you, when I actually die some people are gonna get seriously haunted!",
  'Speaker 2: There you go! Someone came!',
  "Speaker 1: Ok, ok! I'm gonna go hide! Oh, this is so exciting, my first mourner!",
  'Speaker 3: Hi, glad you could come.',
  'Speaker 2: Please, come in.',
  "Speaker 4: Hi, you're Chandler Bing, right? I'm Tom Gordon, I was in your class.",
  'Speaker 2: Oh yes, yes... let me... take your coat.',
  "Speaker 4: Thanks... uh... I'm so sorry about Ross, it's...",
  'Speaker 2: At least he died doing what he loved... watching blimps.',
  'Speaker 1: Who is he?',
  'Speaker 2: Some guy, Tom Gordon.',
  "Speaker 1: I don't remember him, but then again I touched so many lives.",
  'Speaker 3: So, did you know Ross well?',
  "Speaker 4: Oh, actually I barely knew him. Yeah, I came because I heard Chandler's news. D'you know if he's seeing anyone?",
  'Speaker 3: Yes, he is. Me.',
  'Speaker 4: What? You... You... Oh! Can I ask you a personal question? Ho-how do you shave your beard so close?',
  "Speaker 2: Ok Tommy, that's enough mourning for you! Here we go, bye bye!!",
  'Speaker 4: Hey, listen. Call me.',
  'Speaker 2: Ok!'],
 'relation_data': {'r': [['per:alternate_names'],
   ['per:alumni', 'per:positive_impression'],
  'rid': [[30], [4], [30], [4, 1], [30], [37]],
  't': [[''], [''], [''], ['', 'call me'], [''], ['']],
  'x': ['Speaker 2',
   'Speaker 2',
   'Speaker 4',
   'Speaker 4',
   'Speaker 4',
   'Speaker 1'],
  'x_type': ['PER', 'PER', 'PER', 'PER', 'PER', 'PER'],
  'y': ['Chandler Bing',
   'Speaker 4',
   'Tom Gordon',
   'Speaker 2',
  'y_type': ['PER', 'PER', 'PER', 'PER', 'PER', 'PER']}}

Data Fields

  • dialog

    • List of dialog spoken between the speakers
  • List of annotations per dialog per argument

    • x : First entity

    • y : Second entity

    • x_type : Type of the first entity

    • y_type: Type of the second entity

    • r : List of relations

    • rid: List of relation IDs

    • t: List of relation Trigger words

Data Splits

The data is split into a training, validation and test set as per the original dataset split.

train validation test
Input dialog examples 1073 358 357

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

DialogRE dataset is intended for non-commercial research purpose only

Citation Information

  title={Dialogue-Based Relation Extraction},
  author={Yu, Dian and Sun, Kai and Cardie, Claire and Yu, Dong},
  booktitle={Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics},


Thanks to @vineeths96 for adding this dataset.