Datasets:
wiki_qa

Languages: English
Multilinguality: monolingual
Size Categories: 10K<n<100K
Language Creators: found
Annotations Creators: crowdsourced
Source Datasets: original
License: other
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metadata
annotations_creators:
  - crowdsourced
language_creators:
  - found
language:
  - en
license:
  - other
multilinguality:
  - monolingual
size_categories:
  - 10K<n<100K
source_datasets:
  - original
task_categories:
  - question-answering
task_ids:
  - open-domain-qa
paperswithcode_id: wikiqa
pretty_name: WikiQA
dataset_info:
  features:
    - name: question_id
      dtype: string
    - name: question
      dtype: string
    - name: document_title
      dtype: string
    - name: answer
      dtype: string
    - name: label
      dtype:
        class_label:
          names:
            '0': '0'
            '1': '1'
  splits:
    - name: test
      num_bytes: 1337903
      num_examples: 6165
    - name: train
      num_bytes: 4469148
      num_examples: 20360
    - name: validation
      num_bytes: 591833
      num_examples: 2733
  download_size: 7094233
  dataset_size: 6398884

Dataset Card for "wiki_qa"

Table of Contents

Dataset Description

Dataset Summary

Wiki Question Answering corpus from Microsoft.

The WikiQA corpus is a publicly available set of question and sentence pairs, collected and annotated for research on open-domain question answering.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

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Languages

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Dataset Structure

Data Instances

default

  • 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.

default

  • 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

name train validation test
default 20360 2733 6165

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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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

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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

MICROSOFT RESEARCH DATA LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR MICROSOFT RESEARCH WIKIQA CORPUS

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Citation Information

@inproceedings{yang-etal-2015-wikiqa,
    title = "{W}iki{QA}: A Challenge Dataset for Open-Domain Question Answering",
    author = "Yang, Yi  and
      Yih, Wen-tau  and
      Meek, Christopher",
    booktitle = "Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing",
    month = sep,
    year = "2015",
    address = "Lisbon, Portugal",
    publisher = "Association for Computational Linguistics",
    url = "https://aclanthology.org/D15-1237",
    doi = "10.18653/v1/D15-1237",
    pages = "2013--2018",
}

Contributions

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