Task Categories: text-classification
Languages: yo
Multilinguality: monolingual
Size Categories: 1K<n<10K
Licenses: unknown
Language Creators: found
Annotations Creators: expert-generated
Source Datasets: original

Dataset Card for Yoruba BBC News Topic Classification dataset (yoruba_bbc_topics)

Dataset Summary

A news headline topic classification dataset, similar to AG-news, for Yorùbá. The news headlines were collected from BBC Yoruba.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

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Yorùbá (ISO 639-1: yo)

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

An instance consists of a news title sentence and the corresponding topic label as well as publishing information (date and website id).

Data Fields

  • news_title: A news title.
  • label: The label describing the topic of the news title. Can be one of the following classes: africa, entertainment, health, nigeria, politics, sport or world.
  • date: The publication date (in Yorùbá).
  • bbc_url_id: The identifier of the article in the BBC URL.

Data Splits

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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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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

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Citation Information

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Thanks to @michael-aloys for adding this dataset.

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