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Dataset Card for LABR

Dataset Summary

This dataset contains over 63,000 book reviews in Arabic. It is the largest sentiment analysis dataset for Arabic to-date. The book reviews were harvested from the website Goodreads during the month or March 2013. Each book review comes with the goodreads review id, the user id, the book id, the rating (1 to 5) and the text of the review.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

The dataset was published on this paper.


The dataset is based on Arabic.

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

A typical data point comprises a rating from 1 to 5 where the higher the rating the better the review.

Data Fields

  • text (str): Review text.
  • label (int): Review rating.

Data Splits

The data is split into a training and testing. The split is organized as the following

train test
data split 11,760 2,935

Dataset Creation

Curation Rationale

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Source Data

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Initial Data Collection and Normalization

downloaded over 220,000 reviews from the book readers social network during the month of March 2013

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The dataset does not contain any additional annotations.

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

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Citation Information

  title={Labr: A large scale arabic book reviews dataset},
  author={Aly, Mohamed and Atiya, Amir},
  booktitle={Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 2: Short Papers)},


Thanks to @zaidalyafeai for adding this dataset.

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