Languages: English
Multilinguality: monolingual
Size Categories: 100K<n<1M
Language Creators: found
Annotations Creators: machine-generated
Source Datasets: original
License: unknown
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  - machine-generated
  - en
  - found
  - unknown
  - monolingual
pretty_name: Quizbowl
  - 100K<n<1M
  - original
  - question-answering
task_ids: []
paperswithcode_id: quizbowl
  - quizbowl
    - name: id
      dtype: string
    - name: qanta_id
      dtype: int32
    - name: proto_id
      dtype: string
    - name: qdb_id
      dtype: int32
    - name: dataset
      dtype: string
    - name: text
      dtype: string
    - name: full_question
      dtype: string
    - name: first_sentence
      dtype: string
    - name: char_idx
      dtype: int32
    - name: sentence_idx
      dtype: int32
    - name: tokenizations
        sequence: int32
        length: 2
    - name: answer
      dtype: string
    - name: page
      dtype: string
    - name: raw_answer
      dtype: string
    - name: fold
      dtype: string
    - name: gameplay
      dtype: bool
    - name: category
      dtype: string
    - name: subcategory
      dtype: string
    - name: tournament
      dtype: string
    - name: difficulty
      dtype: string
    - name: year
      dtype: int32
  config_name: mode=first,char_skip=25
    - name: adversarial
      num_bytes: 1258844
      num_examples: 1145
    - name: buzzdev
      num_bytes: 1553636
      num_examples: 1161
    - name: buzztest
      num_bytes: 2653425
      num_examples: 1953
    - name: buzztrain
      num_bytes: 19699736
      num_examples: 16706
    - name: guessdev
      num_bytes: 1414882
      num_examples: 1055
    - name: guesstest
      num_bytes: 2997123
      num_examples: 2151
    - name: guesstrain
      num_bytes: 117599750
      num_examples: 96221
  download_size: 170754918
  dataset_size: 147177396

Dataset Card for "qanta"

Table of Contents

Dataset Description

Dataset Summary

The Qanta dataset is a question answering dataset based on the academic trivia game Quizbowl.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

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Dataset Structure

Data Instances


  • Size of downloaded dataset files: 162.84 MB
  • Size of the generated dataset: 140.36 MB
  • Total amount of disk used: 303.20 MB

An example of 'guessdev' looks as follows.

This example was too long and was cropped:

    "answer": "Apollo_program",
    "category": "History",
    "char_idx": -1,
    "dataset": "",
    "difficulty": "easy_college",
    "first_sentence": "As part of this program, William Anders took a photo that Galen Rowell called \"the most influential environmental photograph ever taken.\"",
    "fold": "guessdev",
    "full_question": "\"As part of this program, William Anders took a photo that Galen Rowell called \\\"the most influential environmental photograph e...",
    "gameplay": false,
    "id": "127028-first",
    "page": "Apollo_program",
    "proto_id": "",
    "qanta_id": 127028,
    "qdb_id": 126689,
    "raw_answer": "Apollo program [or Project Apollo; accept Apollo 8; accept Apollo 1; accept Apollo 11; prompt on landing on the moon]",
    "sentence_idx": -1,
    "subcategory": "American",
    "text": "As part of this program, William Anders took a photo that Galen Rowell called \"the most influential environmental photograph ever taken.\"",
    "tokenizations": [[0, 137], [138, 281], [282, 412], [413, 592], [593, 675]],
    "tournament": "ACF Fall",
    "year": 2016

Data Fields

The data fields are the same among all splits.


  • id: a string feature.
  • qanta_id: a int32 feature.
  • proto_id: a string feature.
  • qdb_id: a int32 feature.
  • dataset: a string feature.
  • text: a string feature.
  • full_question: a string feature.
  • first_sentence: a string feature.
  • char_idx: a int32 feature.
  • sentence_idx: a int32 feature.
  • tokenizations: a dictionary feature containing:
    • feature: a int32 feature.
  • answer: a string feature.
  • page: a string feature.
  • raw_answer: a string feature.
  • fold: a string feature.
  • gameplay: a bool feature.
  • category: a string feature.
  • subcategory: a string feature.
  • tournament: a string feature.
  • difficulty: a string feature.
  • year: a int32 feature.

Data Splits

name adversarial buzzdev buzztrain guessdev guesstrain buzztest guesstest
mode=first,char_skip=25 1145 1161 16706 1055 96221 1953 2151

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

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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={Quizbowl: The Case for Incremental Question Answering},
  author={Pedro Rodriguez and Shi Feng and Mohit Iyyer and He He and Jordan L. Boyd-Graber},


Thanks to @thomwolf, @patrickvonplaten, @lewtun for adding this dataset.