Task Categories: text-classification
Languages: en
Multilinguality: monolingual
Size Categories: 1K<n<10K
Licenses: cc-by-4.0
Language Creators: found
Annotations Creators: expert-generated
Source Datasets: original

Dataset Card Creation Guide

Dataset Summary

Poem Sentiment is a sentiment dataset of poem verses from Project Gutenberg. This dataset can be used for tasks such as sentiment classification or style transfer for poems.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

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The text in the dataset is in English (en).

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

Example of one instance in the dataset.

{'id': 0, 'label': 2, 'verse_text': 'with pale blue berries. in these peaceful shades--'}

Data Fields

  • id: index of the example
  • verse_text: The text of the poem verse
  • label: The sentiment label. Here
    • 0 = negative
    • 1 = positive
    • 2 = no impact
    • 3 = mixed (both negative and positive)

      Note: The original dataset uses different label indices (negative = -1, no impact = 0, positive = 1)

Data Splits

The dataset is split into a train, validation, and test split with the following sizes:

Tain Valid Test
Number of examples 892 105 104

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Dataset Creation

Curation Rationale

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Source Data

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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

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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

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Citation Information

      title={Investigating Societal Biases in a Poetry Composition System},
      author={Emily Sheng and David Uthus},


Thanks to @patil-suraj for adding this dataset.

Models trained or fine-tuned on poem_sentiment

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