AI4D Malawi News Classification Challenge
Can you classify Malawi news articles in Chichewa?
Prize
$2 000 USD
Time
Ended over 1 year ago
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323 active ยท 796 enrolled
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Malawi
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The data was collected from news publications in Malawi. tNyasa Ltd Data Science Lab have used three main broadcasters: the Nation Online newspaper, Radio Maria and the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation. The articles presented in the dataset are full articles and span many different genres: from social issues, family and relationships to political or economic issues.

The articles were cleaned by removing special characters and html tags.

Your task is to classify the news articles into one of 19 classes. The classes are mutually exclusive.

List of classes: ['SOCIAL ISSUES', 'EDUCATION', 'RELATIONSHIPS', 'ECONOMY', 'RELIGION', 'POLITICS', 'LAW/ORDER', 'SOCIAL', 'HEALTH', 'ARTS AND CRAFTS', 'FARMING', 'CULTURE', 'FLOODING', 'WITCHCRAFT', 'MUSIC', 'TRANSPORT', 'WILDLIFE/ENVIRONMENT', 'LOCALCHIEFS', 'SPORTS', 'OPINION/ESSAY']

Files available for download:

  • Train.csv - contains the target. This is the dataset that you will use to train your model.
  • Test.csv- resembles Train.csv but without the target-related columns. This is the dataset on which you will apply your mode.
  • SampleSubmission.csv - shows the submission format for this competition, with the ‘ID’ column mirroring that of Test.csv. The order of the rows does not matter, but the names of the IDs must be correct.
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