How do we get the "task_categories" entry of a dataset using the Python library?

I wonder if it is possible to get the “task_categories” entry of a dataset via the Python library. For example, the dataset “bing_coronavirus_query_set” is an “intent classification” set.

This entry is associated with almost every dataset in the Git repo but I couldn’t find how to read it out once we load a dataset using the datasets library.

Hi! You can use huggingface_hub.list_datasets to retrieve the task_ids/task_categories tags of a dataset. In particular, bing_coronavirus_query_set’s tags can be fetched as follows:

import huggingface_hub
card_data = huggingface_hub.list_datasets(search="bing_coronavirus_query_set", full=True)[0].cardData

Amazing, thanks!