Languages: Kannada
Multilinguality: monolingual
Size Categories: 1K<n<10K
Language Creators: other
Annotations Creators: other
Source Datasets: original
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Dataset Card for kannada_news dataset

Dataset Summary

The Kannada news dataset contains only the headlines of news article in three categories: Entertainment, Tech, and Sports.

The data set contains around 6300 news article headlines which are collected from Kannada news websites. The data set has been cleaned and contains train and test set using which can be used to benchmark topic classification models in Kannada.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

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Kannada (kn)

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

The data has two files. A train.csv and valid.csv. An example row of the dataset is as below:

  'headline': 'ಫಿಫಾ ವಿಶ್ವಕಪ್ ಫೈನಲ್: ಅತಿರೇಕಕ್ಕೇರಿದ ಸಂಭ್ರಮಾಚರಣೆ; ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳ ಹುಚ್ಚು ವರ್ತನೆಗೆ ವ್ಯಾಪಕ ಖಂಡನೆ',

NOTE: The data has very few examples on the technology (class label: 'tech') topic. [More Information Needed]

Data Fields

Data has two fields:

  • headline: text headline in kannada (string)
  • label : corresponding class label which the headlines pertains to in english (string)

Data Splits

The dataset is divided into two splits. All the headlines are scraped from news websites on the internet.

train validation
Input Sentences 5167 1293

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

There are starkingly less amount of data for South Indian languages, especially Kannada, available in digital format which can be used for NLP purposes. Though having roughly 38 million native speakers, it is a little under-represented language and will benefit from active contribution from the community.

This dataset, however, can just help people get exposed to Kannada and help proceed further active participation for enabling continuous progress and development.

Discussion of Biases

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Other Known Limitations

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Additional Information

Dataset Curators

[Gaurav Arora] ( Has also got some starter models an embeddings to help get started.

Licensing Information


Citation Information


Thanks to @vrindaprabhu for adding this dataset.

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