AI4D Malawi News Classification Challenge
$2,000 USD
Can you classify Malawi news articles in Chichewa?
734 data scientists enrolled, 323 on the leaderboard
22 January—9 May 23:59
108 days
Rule update - no translation allowed
published 12 Apr 2021, 21:24

Hi all,

Please note that we have updated the rules to:

You may not translate the text into any other language. The objective of this competition is to create an indigenous language tool that will be nullified if it were translated.

Is data augmentation allowed from translating some of our data to English then back translation to Chiachewa. So we still train on the indigenous language.

No translation is allowed. If future NLP practitioners want to use ideas from this solution going forward they would benefit from no back translation, especially languages that do not have a translation API.

Would be nice if you guys reset the leadboard , a lot of submission probably get high score using translate features