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Dataset Summary

This is the task dataset for SemEval-2020 Task 7: Assessing Humor in Edited News Headlines.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

Task Description Page

  • Regression Task: In this task, given the original and the edited headline, the participant is required to predict the mean funniness of the edited headline. Success on this task is typically measured by achieving a low Mean Square Error.
  • Predict the funnier of the two edited headlines: Given the original headline and two edited versions, the participant has to predict which edited version is the funnier of the two. Success on this task is typically measured by achieving a high accuracy.

Languages

English

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

For subtask-1, i.e Given the original and the edited headline, predict the mean funniness of the edited headline.

{
  'id': 1183,
  'original': 'Kushner to visit <Mexico/> following latest trump tirades.',
  'edit': 'therapist',
  'grades': '33332',
  'meanGrade': 2.8
}

For subtask-2, i.e Given the original headline and two edited versions, predict which edited version is the funnier of the two.

{
  'id': 1183,
  'original1': 'Gene Cernan , Last <Astronaut/> on the Moon , Dies at 82',
  'edit1': 'Dancer',
  'grades1': '1113',
  'meanGrade1': 1.2, 
  'original2': 'Gene Cernan , Last Astronaut on the Moon , <Dies/> at 82',
  'edit2': 'impregnated',
  'grades2': '30001',
  'meanGrade2': 0.8, 
  'label': 1 
}

Data Fields

For subtask-1

  • id: Unique identifier of an edited headline.
  • original: The headline with replaced word(s) identified with the </> tag.
  • edit: The new word which replaces the word marked in </> tag in the original field.
  • grades: 'grades' are the concatenation of all the grades by different annotators.
  • mean is the mean of all the judges scores.

For subtask-2

  • id: Unique identifier of an edited headline.
  • original1: The original headline with replaced word(s) identified with </> tag.
  • edit1: The new word which replaces the word marked in </> tag in the original1 field.
  • grades1: The concatenation of all the grades annotated by different annotators for sentence1.
  • meanGrade1 is the mean of all the judges scores for sentence1.
  • original2: The original headline with replaced word(s) identified with </> tag.
  • edit2: The new word which replaces the word marked in </> tag in the original1 field.
  • grades2: The concatenation of all the grades annotated by different annotators for the sentence2.
  • meanGrade2 is the mean of all the judges scores for sentence2.
  • label is 1 if sentence1 is more humourous than sentence2,
         2 if sentence 2 is more humorous than sentence1,
         0 if both the sentences are equally humorous

Data Splits

Sub Task Train Dev Test Funlines
Subtask-1:Regression 9652 2419 3024 8248
Subtask-2: Funnier headline prediction 9381 2355 2960 1958

Dataset Creation

Curation Rationale

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Source Data

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

Crowd-sourced the data by gamifying it as on the website funlines.co. Players rate the headlines on a scale of 0-4. Players are scored based on their editing and rating, and they are ranked on the game’s leaderboard page.

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Annotations

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Citation Information

@article{hossain2019president, title={" President Vows to Cut< Taxes> Hair": Dataset and Analysis of Creative Text Editing for Humorous Headlines}, author={Hossain, Nabil and Krumm, John and Gamon, Michael}, journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:1906.00274}, year={2019} }

Contributions

Thanks to @saradhix for adding this dataset.

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