Datasets:
udhr

Languages: aa ab ace acu
Multilinguality: multilingual
Size Categories: n<1K
Licenses: unknown
Language Creators: found
Annotations Creators: no-annotation
Source Datasets: original

Dataset Card for The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

Dataset Summary

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, it set out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. The Declaration was adopted by the UN General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 during its 183rd plenary meeting.

© 1996 – 2009 The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

This plain text version prepared by the “UDHR in Unicode” project, https://www.unicode.org/udhr.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

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Languages

The dataset includes translations of the document in 467 languages and dialects. The list of languages can be found here.

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

Each instance corresponds to a different language and includes information about the language and the full document text.

Data Fields

  • text: The full document text with each line of text delimitted by a newline (\n).
  • lang_key: The unique identifier of a given translation.
  • lang_name: The textual description of language/dialect.
  • iso639-3: The iso639-3 language identifier.
  • iso15924: The iso15924 language identifier.

Data Splits

Only a train split included which includes the full document in all languages.

Dataset Creation

Curation Rationale

In addition to its social significance, the document set a world record in 1999 for being the most translated document in the world and as such can be useful for settings requiring paired text between many languages.

Source Data

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

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Who are the source language producers?

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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

In addition to the social and political significance of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the document set a world record in 1999 for being the most translated document in the world and as such can be useful for settings requiring paired text between many languagers including those that are low resource and significantly underrepresented in NLP research.

Discussion of Biases

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Other Known Limitations

Although the document is translated into a very large number of languages, the text is very short and therefore may have limited usefulness for most types of modeling and evaluation.

Additional Information

Dataset Curators

The txt/xml data files used here were compiled by The Unicode Consortium, which can be found here. The original texts can be found on the United Nations website.

Licensing Information

© 1996 – 2009 The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Citation Information

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Contributions

Thanks to @joeddav for adding this dataset.

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