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Dataset Card for "xsum"

Dataset Summary

Extreme Summarization (XSum) Dataset.

There are three features:

  • document: Input news article.
  • summary: One sentence summary of the article.
  • id: BBC ID of the article.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

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Dataset Structure

Data Instances


  • Size of downloaded dataset files: 257.30 MB
  • Size of the generated dataset: 532.26 MB
  • Total amount of disk used: 789.56 MB

An example of 'validation' looks as follows.

    "document": "some-body",
    "id": "29750031",
    "summary": "some-sentence"

Data Fields

The data fields are the same among all splits.


  • document: a string feature.
  • summary: a string feature.
  • id: a string feature.

Data Splits

name train validation test
default 204045 11332 11334

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={Don't Give Me the Details, Just the Summary! Topic-Aware Convolutional Neural Networks for Extreme Summarization},
  author={Shashi Narayan and Shay B. Cohen and Mirella Lapata},


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

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