HUMSET: Dataset of Multilingual Information Extraction and Classification for Humanitarian Crisis Response

Central/South America, Africa, Asia
December 7, 2022


Timely and effective response to humanitarian crises requires quick and accurate analysis of large amounts of text data – a process that can highly benefit from expert-assistedNLP systems trained on validated and annotated data in the humanitarian response domain. To enable creation of such NLP systems, we introduce and release HUMSET, a novel and rich multilingual dataset of humanitarian response documents annotated by experts in the humanitarian response community.The dataset provides documents in three languages (English, French, Spanish) and covers a variety of humanitarian crises from 2018 to2021 across the globe. For each document,HUMSET provides selected snippets (entries)as well as assigned classes to each entry annotated using common humanitarian information analysis frameworks. HUMSET also provides novel and challenging entry extraction and multi-label entry classification tasks. In this paper, we take a first step towards approaching these tasks and conduct a set of experiments on Pre-trained Language Models (PLM) to establish strong baselines for future research in this domain. The dataset is available at

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