Task Categories: text-classification
Languages: ha
Multilinguality: monolingual
Size Categories: 1K<n<10K
Licenses: unknown
Language Creators: found
Annotations Creators: expert-generated
Source Datasets: original

Dataset Card for Hausa VOA News Topic Classification dataset (hausa_voa_topics)

Dataset Summary

A news headline topic classification dataset, similar to AG-news, for Hausa. The news headlines were collected from VOA Hausa.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

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Hausa (ISO 639-1: ha)

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

An instance consists of a news title sentence and the corresponding topic label.

Data Fields

  • news_title: A news title
  • label: The label describing the topic of the news title. Can be one of the following classes: Nigeria, Africa, World, Health or Politics.

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

Social Impact of Dataset

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Discussion of Biases

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Other Known Limitations

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Additional Information

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Citation Information

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Thanks to @michael-aloys for adding this dataset.

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Point of Contact:
Michael A. Hedderich and David Adelani {mhedderich, didelani} (at)

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