Task Categories: sequence-modeling
Languages: en
Multilinguality: monolingual
Size Categories: 100K<n<1M 1M<n<10M
Licenses: cc-by-3.0
Language Creators: found
Annotations Creators: no-annotation
Source Datasets: original

Dataset Card for MDD

The Movie Dialog dataset (MDD) is designed to measure how well models can perform at goal and non-goal orientated dialog centered around the topic of movies (question answering, recommendation and discussion), from various movie reviews sources such as MovieLens and OMDb.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

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The data is present in English language as written by users on OMDb and MovieLens websites.

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

An instance from the task3_qarecs config's train split:

{'dialogue_turns': {'speaker': [0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1], 'utterance': ["I really like Jaws, Bottle Rocket, Saving Private Ryan, Tommy Boy, The Muppet Movie, Face/Off, and Cool Hand Luke. I'm looking for a Documentary movie.", 'Beyond the Mat', 'Who is that directed by?', 'Barry W. Blaustein', 'I like Jon Fauer movies more. Do you know anything else?', 'Cinematographer Style']}}

An instance from the task4_reddit config's cand-valid split:

{'dialogue_turns': {'speaker': [0], 'utterance': ['MORTAL KOMBAT !']}}

Data Fields

For all configurations:

  • dialogue_turns: a dictionary feature containing:
    • speaker: an integer with possible values including 0, 1, indicating which speaker wrote the utterance.
    • utterance: a string feature containing the text utterance.

Data Splits

The splits and corresponding sizes are:

config train test validation cand_valid cand_test
task1_qa 96185 9952 9968 - -
task2_recs 1000000 10000 10000 - -
task3_qarecs 952125 4915 5052 - -
task4_reddit 945198 10000 10000 10000 10000

The cand_valid and cand_test are negative candidates for the task4_reddit configuration which is used in ranking true positive against these candidates and hits@k (or another ranking metric) is reported. (See paper)

Dataset Creation

Curation Rationale

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Source Data

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

The construction of the tasks depended on some existing datasets:

  1. MovieLens. The data was downloaded from: on May 27th, 2015.

  2. OMDB. The data was downloaded from: on May 28th, 2015.

  3. For task4_reddit, the data is a processed subset (movie subreddit only) of the data available at:

Who are the source language producers?

Users on MovieLens, OMDB website and reddit websites, among others.


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

Jesse Dodge and Andreea Gane and Xiang Zhang and Antoine Bordes and Sumit Chopra and Alexander Miller and Arthur Szlam and Jason Weston (at Facebook Research).

Licensing Information

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License

Citation Information

      title={Evaluating Prerequisite Qualities for Learning End-to-End Dialog Systems}, 
      author={Jesse Dodge and Andreea Gane and Xiang Zhang and Antoine Bordes and Sumit Chopra and Alexander Miller and Arthur Szlam and Jason Weston},


Thanks to @gchhablani for adding this dataset.

Models trained or fine-tuned on mdd

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