MultiEURLEX - A multi-lingual and multi-label legal document classification dataset for zero-shot cross-lingual transfer

@inproceedings{Chalkidis2021MultiEURLEXA,
  title={MultiEURLEX - A multi-lingual and multi-label legal document classification dataset for zero-shot cross-lingual transfer},
  author={Ilias Chalkidis and Manos Fergadiotis and Ion Androutsopoulos},
  booktitle={EMNLP},
  year={2021}
}
We introduce MULTI-EURLEX, a new multilingual dataset for topic classification of legal documents. The dataset comprises 65k European Union (EU) laws, officially translated in 23 languages, annotated with multiple labels from the EUROVOC taxonomy. We highlight the effect of temporal concept drift and the importance of chronological, instead of random splits. We use the dataset as a testbed for zero-shot cross-lingual transfer, where we exploit annotated training documents in one language… 

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