Dataset Card for "wiqa"

Dataset Summary

The WIQA dataset V1 has 39705 questions containing a perturbation and a possible effect in the context of a paragraph. The dataset is split into 29808 train questions, 6894 dev questions and 3003 test questions.

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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: 5.00 MB
  • Size of the generated dataset: 21.36 MB
  • Total amount of disk used: 26.37 MB

An example of 'validation' looks as follows.

    "answer_label": "more",
    "answer_label_as_choice": "A",
    "choices": {
        "label": ["A", "B", "C"],
        "text": ["more", "less", "no effect"]
    "metadata_graph_id": "481",
    "metadata_para_id": "528",
    "metadata_path_len": 3,
    "metadata_question_id": "influence_graph:528:481:77#0",
    "metadata_question_type": "INPARA_EFFECT",
    "question_para_step": ["A male and female rabbit mate", "The female rabbit becomes pregnant", "Baby rabbits form inside of the mother rabbit", "The female rabbit gives birth to a litter", "The newborn rabbits grow up to become adults", "The adult rabbits find mates."],
    "question_stem": "suppose the female is sterile happens, how will it affect LESS rabbits."

Data Fields

The data fields are the same among all splits.


  • question_stem: a string feature.
  • question_para_step: a list of string features.
  • answer_label: a string feature.
  • answer_label_as_choice: a string feature.
  • choices: a dictionary feature containing:
    • text: a string feature.
    • label: a string feature.
  • metadata_question_id: a string feature.
  • metadata_graph_id: a string feature.
  • metadata_para_id: a string feature.
  • metadata_question_type: a string feature.
  • metadata_path_len: a int32 feature.

Data Splits Sample Size

name train validation test
default 29808 6894 3003

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Citation Information

      author    = {Niket Tandon and Bhavana Dalvi Mishra and Keisuke Sakaguchi and Antoine Bosselut and Peter Clark}
      title     = {WIQA: A dataset for "What if..." reasoning over procedural text},
      journal   = {arXiv:1909.04739v1},
      year      = {2019},


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

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