Dataset Card for "wiki_qa"

Dataset Summary

Wiki Question Answering corpus from Microsoft

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Dataset Structure

We show detailed information for up to 5 configurations of the dataset.

Data Instances


  • Size of downloaded dataset files: 6.77 MB
  • Size of the generated dataset: 6.10 MB
  • Total amount of disk used: 12.87 MB

An example of 'train' looks as follows.

    "answer": "Glacier caves are often called ice caves , but this term is properly used to describe bedrock caves that contain year-round ice.",
    "document_title": "Glacier cave",
    "label": 0,
    "question": "how are glacier caves formed?",
    "question_id": "Q1"

Data Fields

The data fields are the same among all splits.


  • question_id: a string feature.
  • question: a string feature.
  • document_title: a string feature.
  • answer: a string feature.
  • label: a classification label, with possible values including 0 (0), 1 (1).

Data Splits Sample Size

name train validation test
default 20360 2733 6165

Dataset Creation

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Considerations for Using the Data

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Citation Information

       author = {{Yi}, Yang and {Wen-tau},  Yih and {Christopher} Meek},
        title = "{WikiQA: A Challenge Dataset for Open-Domain Question Answering}",
      journal = {Association for Computational Linguistics},
         year = 2015,
          doi = {10.18653/v1/D15-1237},
        pages = {2013–2018},


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

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