X-FACT: A New Benchmark Dataset for Multilingual Fact Checking

06/17/2021 ∙ by Ashim Gupta, et al. ∙ 11

In this work, we introduce X-FACT: the largest publicly available multilingual dataset for factual verification of naturally existing real-world claims. The dataset contains short statements in 25 languages and is labeled for veracity by expert fact-checkers. The dataset includes a multilingual evaluation benchmark that measures both out-of-domain generalization, and zero-shot capabilities of the multilingual models. Using state-of-the-art multilingual transformer-based models, we develop several automated fact-checking models that, along with textual claims, make use of additional metadata and evidence from news stories retrieved using a search engine. Empirically, our best model attains an F-score of around 40 our dataset is a challenging benchmark for evaluation of multilingual fact-checking models.



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