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Dataset Card for "newsgroup"

Dataset Summary

The 20 Newsgroups data set is a collection of approximately 20,000 newsgroup documents, partitioned (nearly) evenly across 20 different newsgroups. To the best of my knowledge, it was originally collected by Ken Lang, probably for his Newsweeder: Learning to filter netnews paper, though he does not explicitly mention this collection. The 20 newsgroups collection has become a popular data set for experiments in text applications of machine learning techniques, such as text classification and text clustering.

does not include cross-posts and includes only the "From" and "Subject" headers.

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Dataset Structure

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Data Instances

18828_alt.atheism

  • Size of downloaded dataset files: 13.99 MB
  • Size of the generated dataset: 1.59 MB
  • Total amount of disk used: 15.58 MB

An example of 'train' looks as follows.


18828_comp.graphics

  • Size of downloaded dataset files: 13.99 MB
  • Size of the generated dataset: 1.58 MB
  • Total amount of disk used: 15.57 MB

An example of 'train' looks as follows.


18828_comp.os.ms-windows.misc

  • Size of downloaded dataset files: 13.99 MB
  • Size of the generated dataset: 2.27 MB
  • Total amount of disk used: 16.26 MB

An example of 'train' looks as follows.


18828_comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware

  • Size of downloaded dataset files: 13.99 MB
  • Size of the generated dataset: 1.13 MB
  • Total amount of disk used: 15.12 MB

An example of 'train' looks as follows.


18828_comp.sys.mac.hardware

  • Size of downloaded dataset files: 13.99 MB
  • Size of the generated dataset: 1.01 MB
  • Total amount of disk used: 15.00 MB

An example of 'train' looks as follows.


Data Fields

The data fields are the same among all splits.

18828_alt.atheism

  • text: a string feature.

18828_comp.graphics

  • text: a string feature.

18828_comp.os.ms-windows.misc

  • text: a string feature.

18828_comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware

  • text: a string feature.

18828_comp.sys.mac.hardware

  • text: a string feature.

Data Splits

name train
18828_alt.atheism 799
18828_comp.graphics 973
18828_comp.os.ms-windows.misc 985
18828_comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware 982
18828_comp.sys.mac.hardware 961

Dataset Creation

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Source Data

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Considerations for Using the Data

Social Impact of Dataset

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Contributions

Thanks to @mariamabarham, @thomwolf, @lhoestq for adding this dataset.

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