Dataset:

Task Categories: structure-prediction
Languages: yo
Multilinguality: monolingual
Size Categories: 1K<n<10K
Language Creators: expert-generated
Annotations Creators: expert-generated
Source Datasets: original

Dataset Card for Yoruba GV NER Corpus

Dataset Summary

The Yoruba GV NER is a named entity recognition (NER) dataset for Yorùbá language based on the Global Voices news corpus. Global Voices (GV) is a multilingual news platform with articles contributed by journalists, translators, bloggers, and human rights activists from around the world with a coverage of over 50 languages. Most of the texts used in creating the Yoruba GV NER are translations from other languages to Yorùbá.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

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Languages

The language supported is Yorùbá.

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

A data point consists of sentences seperated by empty line and tab-seperated tokens and tags. {'id': '0', 'ner_tags': [B-LOC, 0, 0, 0, 0], 'tokens': ['Tanzania', 'fi', 'Ajìjàgbara', 'Ọmọ', 'Orílẹ̀-èdèe'] }

Data Fields

  • id: id of the sample
  • tokens: the tokens of the example text
  • ner_tags: the NER tags of each token

The NER tags correspond to this list:

"O", "B-PER", "I-PER", "B-ORG", "I-ORG", "B-LOC", "I-LOC", "B-DATE", "I-DATE",

The NER tags have the same format as in the CoNLL shared task: a B denotes the first item of a phrase and an I any non-initial word. There are four types of phrases: person names (PER), organizations (ORG), locations (LOC) and dates & times (DATE). (O) is used for tokens not considered part of any named entity.

Data Splits

Training (19,421 tokens), validation (2,695 tokens) and test split (5,235 tokens)

Dataset Creation

Curation Rationale

The data was created to help introduce resources to new language - Yorùbá.

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Source Data

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

The dataset is based on the news domain and was crawled from Global Voices Yorùbá news.

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Who are the source language producers?

The dataset contributed by journalists, translators, bloggers, and human rights activists from around the world. Most of the texts used in creating the Yoruba GV NER are translations from other languages to Yorùbá [More Information Needed]

Annotations

Annotation process

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Who are the annotators?

The data was annotated by Jesujoba Alabi and David Adelani for the paper: Massive vs. Curated Embeddings for Low-Resourced Languages: the case of Yorùbá and Twi.

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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

The annotated data sets were developed by students of Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany .

Licensing Information

The data is under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Citation Information

@inproceedings{alabi-etal-2020-massive,
    title = "Massive vs. Curated Embeddings for Low-Resourced Languages: the Case of {Y}or{\`u}b{\'a} and {T}wi",
    author = "Alabi, Jesujoba  and
      Amponsah-Kaakyire, Kwabena  and
      Adelani, David  and
      Espa{\~n}a-Bonet, Cristina",
    booktitle = "Proceedings of the 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference",
    month = may,
    year = "2020",
    address = "Marseille, France",
    publisher = "European Language Resources Association",
    url = "https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/2020.lrec-1.335",
    pages = "2754--2762",
    language = "English",
    ISBN = "979-10-95546-34-4",
}

Contributions

Thanks to @dadelani for adding this dataset.

Models trained or fine-tuned on yoruba_gv_ner

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