Yelp periodically released data they have collected and encourage people to compete in a data analysis competition. The data for the current competition can be downloaded here.

In the FAQ they state that they do not distribute versions of the dataset from older competitions. I was curious if anyone knew of anywhere on the web where I can find older versions of the dataset?

  • bump. I would also like to know this! (for closure prediction.....)
    – Rixius
    Feb 26, 2019 at 12:58
  • please clarify which dataset challenge you are looking for (photo, sentiment, graph) yelp.com/dataset/challenge
    – philshem
    Feb 26, 2019 at 15:20

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I found one source of old Yelp dataset challenge data, from the Academic Torrents site. Since Yelp explicitly doesn't share old data, use at your own peril.

dataset summary

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  • test_photo_to_biz.csv.tgz 5.02MB

  • test_photos.tgz 7.10GB

  • train.csv.tgz 7.29kB

  • train_photo_to_biz_ids.csv.tgz 1.17MB

  • train_photos.tgz 7.03GB

I am not sure what year this corresponds to, but it was added as a torrent at 2016-05-12 02:26:53, so it's definitely not from this year.


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