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## Dataset Description

### Dataset Summary

WNUT 17: Emerging and Rare entity recognition

This shared task focuses on identifying unusual, previously-unseen entities in the context of emerging discussions. Named entities form the basis of many modern approaches to other tasks (like event clustering and summarisation), but recall on them is a real problem in noisy text - even among annotators. This drop tends to be due to novel entities and surface forms. Take for example the tweet “so.. kktny in 30 mins?” - even human experts find entity kktny hard to detect and resolve. This task will evaluate the ability to detect and classify novel, emerging, singleton named entities in noisy text.

The goal of this task is to provide a definition of emerging and of rare entities, and based on that, also datasets for detecting these entities.

## Dataset Structure

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### Data Instances

#### wnut_17

• Size of the generated dataset: 1.66 MB
• Total amount of disk used: 2.43 MB

An example of 'train' looks as follows.

{
"id": "0",
"ner_tags": [0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 7, 8, 8, 0, 7, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
"tokens": ["@paulwalk", "It", "'s", "the", "view", "from", "where", "I", "'m", "living", "for", "two", "weeks", ".", "Empire", "State", "Building", "=", "ESB", ".", "Pretty", "bad", "storm", "here", "last", "evening", "."]
}

### Data Fields

The data fields are the same among all splits.

#### wnut_17

• id: a string feature.
• tokens: a list of string features.
• ner_tags: a list of classification labels, with possible values including O (0), B-corporation (1), I-corporation (2), B-creative-work (3), I-creative-work (4).

### Data Splits Sample Size

name train validation test
wnut_17 3394 1009 1287

## Considerations for Using the Data

### Citation Information

@inproceedings{derczynski-etal-2017-results,
title = "Results of the {WNUT}2017 Shared Task on Novel and Emerging Entity Recognition",
author = "Derczynski, Leon  and
Nichols, Eric  and
van Erp, Marieke  and
Limsopatham, Nut",
booktitle = "Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text",
month = sep,
year = "2017",
publisher = "Association for Computational Linguistics",
url = "https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W17-4418",
doi = "10.18653/v1/W17-4418",
pages = "140--147",
abstract = "This shared task focuses on identifying unusual, previously-unseen entities in the context of emerging discussions.
Named entities form the basis of many modern approaches to other tasks (like event clustering and summarization),
but recall on them is a real problem in noisy text - even among annotators.
This drop tends to be due to novel entities and surface forms.
Take for example the tweet {}so.. kktny in 30 mins?!{''} {--} even human experts find the entity {}kktny{'}
hard to detect and resolve. The goal of this task is to provide a definition of emerging and of rare entities,
and based on that, also datasets for detecting these entities. The task as described in this paper evaluated the
ability of participating entries to detect and classify novel and emerging named entities in noisy text.",
}
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