[Elsnet-list] *SEM Shared Task 2013 - Preliminary Announcement

Anna Korhonen alk23 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Jul 13 14:33:09 CEST 2012

*SEM Shared Task 2013


ACL special interest groups SIGLEX and SIGSEM invites proposals for
the *SEM Shared Task 2013.

*SEM is the joint conference on lexical and computational
semantics. The main goal of *SEM is to provide a stable forum for the
growing number of NLP researchers working on different aspects of
semantic processing, which has been scattered over a large array of
small workshops and conferences. The second edition of *SEM will be a
two-day conference collocated with the North American Chapter of the
Association for Computational Linguistics and Human Language
Technologies 2013 conference (NAACL HLT), which will take place in
Atlanta, USA, the week of June 9-14.

Every year *SEM includes a shared task, with the goal of attracting
the focus of the community. The ambition is to come up with a shared
task which is able to gather teams and researchers working on
different (lexical) semantic processing components.

*SEM 2012 included a shared task on Resolving the Scope and Focus of
Negation (http://ixa2.si.ehu.es/starsem/)

For *SEM 2013, proposals are invited for any shared
task related to lexical or computational semantics.
The same or similar shared tasks may be chosen for several years in a
row to focus the research attention of the community on a particular
semantic task.

The training and test data are provided by the organizers, which
allows participating systems to be evaluated and compared in a
systematic way. Descriptions of the participating systems and an
evaluation of their performance will be presented both at the
conference and in the proceedings.

Note that this shared task will be held in addition to the SemEval
tasks. SemEval task organizers are welcome to submit their task for
the shared task. If accepted, their task will be moved from SemEval to
the shared task of *SEM.

Indicative deadline:
* Shared Task Proposals due: September 2012

A further announcement with more details will be done soon.

Best regards,

Anna Korhonen and Malvina Nissim
*SEM Shared Task co-chairs

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