Languages: en
Multilinguality: monolingual
Size Categories: 100K<n<1M
Language Creators: found
Annotations Creators: found
Source Datasets: original

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Dataset Summary

This Dataset contains 728321 biographies extracted from Wikipedia containing the first paragraph of the biography and the tabular infobox.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

The main purpose of this dataset is developing text generation models.



Dataset Structure

Data Instances

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Data Fields

The structure of a single sample is the following:

      "context":"pope michael iii of alexandria\n",
            "16 march 907",
            "16 march 907",
            "56th of st. mark pope of alexandria & patriarch of the see",
            "25 april 880",
            "michael iii of alexandria",
            "monastery of saint macarius the great",
            "coptic orthodox christian",
            "shenouda i",
            "pope michael iii of alexandria\n",
            "16 -rrb- march -lrb- 20 baramhat in the coptic calendar",
            "saint mark 's church",
            "gabriel i"
         "row_number":[1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1]
   "target_text":"pope michael iii of alexandria -lrb- also known as khail iii -rrb- was the coptic pope of alexandria and patriarch of the see of st. mark -lrb- 880 -- 907 -rrb- .\nin 882 , the governor of egypt , ahmad ibn tulun , forced khail to pay heavy contributions , forcing him to sell a church and some attached properties to the local jewish community .\nthis building was at one time believed to have later become the site of the cairo geniza .\n"

where, in the "table" field, all the information of the Wikpedia infobox is stored (the header of the infobox is stored in "column_header" and the information in the "content" field).

Data Splits

  • Train: 582659 samples.
  • Test: 72831 samples.
  • Validation: 72831 samples.

    Dataset Creation

Curation Rationale

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Source Data

This dataset was announced in the paper Neural Text Generation from Structured Data with Application to the Biography Domain (arxiv link) and is stored both in this repo (owned by DavidGrangier) and in Google Drive (zipped and mantained by the TensorFlow team).

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 dataset is ditributed under Creative Comons CC BY-SA 3.0 License.

Citation Information

For refering the original paper in BibTex format:

  author    = {R{\'{e}}mi Lebret and
               David Grangier and
               Michael Auli},
  title     = {Generating Text from Structured Data with Application to the Biography
  journal   = {CoRR},
  volume    = {abs/1603.07771},
  year      = {2016},
  url       = {},
  archivePrefix = {arXiv},
  eprint    = {1603.07771},
  timestamp = {Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:48:30 +0200},
  biburl    = {},
  bibsource = {dblp computer science bibliography,}


Thanks to @alejandrocros for adding this dataset.

Models trained or fine-tuned on wiki_bio

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