News Summarization:
Prepare Data


In this section, you’ll learn how to organize a dataset for news summarization, which typically includes a collection of articles paired with their summaries. Preparing your data before you start modeling is crucial as it influences how well your model can learn to summarize.

Part 2: Prepare Your Datasets

Typical Dataset

A well-structured dataset for summarization might look like this:

Article Summary Metadata 1 Metadata 2
Full News Article Summary of the news article Additional information Additional information

Although this tutorial focuses on the basics, remember that metadata like publication date and author can provide valuable context to enhance model performance.

Review the Basic News Article

Let’s begin with a simple exercise using a plain text news article to understand basic prompting. Later, we will use a more structured dataset for further iterations.

Example News Article:

Title: “Elby the Elephant Stuns Scientists with Remarkable Painting Skills”

Date: February 29, 2024

Location: Global Wildlife Reserve, California

In an unprecedented discovery that is challenging our understanding of animal intelligence and creativity, Elby, a seven-year-old African elephant residing at the Global Wildlife Reserve in California, has taken the world by storm with her extraordinary painting skills. Elby’s artwork, characterized by its vibrant colors and intricate patterns, has captured the hearts of art enthusiasts and animal lovers alike.

The story of Elby’s hidden talent unfolded three months ago when zookeepers noticed the elephant’s keen interest in watching children paint at a workshop near her enclosure. Curious to see how Elby would react, they provided her with non-toxic paint and canvas. To their amazement, Elby grasped the paintbrush with her trunk and began to create stunning pieces of art, displaying a level of skill and emotion that rivals human artists.

“Elby’s paintings are not just random strokes,” explains Dr. Linda Hemsworth, a leading animal behaviorist at the reserve. “They are deliberate and thoughtful, showcasing her ability to express herself. This discovery opens new doors to understanding the emotional and cognitive capacities of elephants.”

Elby’s artwork has sparked a global conversation about animal intelligence, creativity, and the rights of animals in captivity. Art galleries from around the world are expressing interest in displaying her paintings, with proceeds going towards elephant conservation efforts.

The Global Wildlife Reserve has announced plans to host an exhibition of Elby’s work, titled “Trunk Strokes: The Artistic Journey of Elby the Elephant,” which will feature her most notable pieces, including “Sunset Over the Savannah” and “The Dance of the Wild.” The exhibition aims to raise awareness about the plight of elephants in the wild and the importance of conservation efforts.

Elby’s unique talent has not only made her a global sensation but has also shone a spotlight on the hidden depths of animal intelligence and creativity. As we continue to explore the boundaries of what animals are capable of, Elby’s paintings serve as a beautiful reminder of the connection between all living beings and the untapped potential that lies within.

Upload a Dataset

For later exercises, we’ll need a dataset with articles and their summaries:

  1. Navigate to the Datasets tab of your project.
  2. Select New Dataset.
  3. Ensure you are on the Hugging Face tab.
  4. Input hpe-ai/demo-articles-and-summary as the dataset name.
  5. Input Example articles and summaries. as the dataset description.
  6. Select Create Dataset.


  • You’ve reviewed the format and content of a basic news article to understand the summarization task.
  • You’ve successfully uploaded a preliminary dataset to use in subsequent training stages.