PROCAT: Product Catalogue Dataset for Implicit Clustering, Permutation Learning and Structure Prediction

Part of Proceedings of the Neural Information Processing Systems Track on Datasets and Benchmarks 1 (NeurIPS Datasets and Benchmarks 2021)

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Mateusz Jurewicz, Leon Derczynski


In this dataset paper we introduce PROCAT, a novel e-commerce dataset containing expertly designed product catalogues consisting of individual product offers grouped into complementary sections. We aim to address the scarcity of existing datasets in the area of set-to-sequence machine learning tasks, which involve complex structure prediction. The task's difficulty is further compounded by the need to place into sequences rare and previously-unseen instances, as well as by variable sequence lengths and substructures, in the form of diversely-structured catalogues. PROCAT provides catalogue data consisting of over 1.5 million set items across a 4-year period, in both raw text form and with pre-processed features containing information about relative visual placement. In addition to this ready-to-use dataset, we include baseline experimental results on a proposed benchmark task from a number of joint set encoding and permutation learning model architectures.