[Corpora-List] TASS2016: Call for Participation

Eugenio Martinez Camara camara at ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Wed Jul 13 08:24:07 CEST 2016

** Apologies for cross-posting **

On behalf the Organization Committee of TASS 2016, I resend the call for participation in order to amend one error related to the venue and dates of TASS 2016.


SEPLN 2016 workshop on:

Sentiment Analysis at SEPLN (TASS 2016)

Sep 13th, 2016 Salamanca, Spain


Registration: http://www.sepln.org/workshops/tass/2016/tass2016.php#contact


TASS is an experimental evaluation workshop for sentiment analysis and online reputation analysis focused on Spanish language, organized as a satellite event of the International Congress of SEPLN. After three successful editions in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, TASS 2016 will be held on September 13th, 2016 at University of Salmanca, Spain.

The aim of TASS is to provide a forum for the discussion and communication where the latest research work and developments in the field of sentiment analysis in social media, specifically focused on Spanish language, can be shown and discussed by scientific and business communities. The main objective is to promote the application of existing state-of-the-art algorithms and techniques and the design of new ones. These complex sentiment analysis and text classification systems will work with short text opinions extracted from social media messages (specifically Twitter).

Several challenge tasks are proposed with the aim of providing a benchmark forum for comparing the latest approaches in these fields. In addition, with the creation and release of the fully tagged corpus, we aim to provide a benchmark dataset that enables researchers to compare their algorithms and systems.

Two tasks are proposed to the participants covering two different levels of analyses.

*** Task 1: Sentiment Analysis at global level ***

This task consists on performing an automatic sentiment analysis to determine the global polarity of each message in the test set of the General corpus. This task is a rerun of the task in the previous years. Participants will be provided with the training set of the General corpus so that they may train and validate their models.

There will be two different evaluations: one based on 6 different polarity labels (P+, P, NEU, N, N+, NONE) and another based on just 4 labels (P, N, NEU, NONE).

Participants are expected to submit (up to 3) experiments for the 6-labels evaluation, but are also allowed to submit (up to 3) specific experiments for the 4-labels scenario.

Accuracy (correct tweets according to the gold standard) will be used for ranking the systems. Precision, recall and F1-measure will be used to evaluate each individual category.

*** Task 2: Aspect-based sentiment analysis ***

Participants will be provided with a corpus tagged with a series of aspects, and systems must identify the polarity at the aspect-level. Training and test sets for one corpus will be provided: STOMPOL corpus.

Important note: The delay of the call of TASS2016 was due to the interest in working with a new general corpus. This new general corpus has passed through all stages in their development, filtering and manual labeling, but premilinar evaluation has not been satisfactory and the TASS2016 organization has chosen to work in 2016 with the same general corpus of previous editions.



Julio Villena-Román Sngular Meaning, Spain Janine García-Morera Sngular Meaning, Spain L. Alfonso Ureña-López University of Jaén, Spain (SINAI-UJAEN) Miguel Ángel García-Cumbreras University of Jaén, Spain (SINAI-UJAEN) María-Teresa Martín-Valdivia University of Jaén, Spain (SINAI-UJAEN) Eugenio Martínez-Cámara Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany (UKP-lab) Manuel Carlos Díaz Galiano University of Jaén, Spain, (SINAI-UJAEN)

Program Committee (to be confirmed)


José Carlos González-Cristóbal Technical University of Madrid, Spain (GSI-UPM) Alexandra Balahur EC-Joint Research Centre, Italy José Carlos Cortizo European University of Madrid, Spain Ana García-Serrano UNED, Spain José María Gómez-Hidalgo Optenet, Spain Carlos A. Iglesias-Fernández Technical University of Madrid, Spain Zornitsa Kozareva Information Sciences Institute, USA Sara Lana-Serrano Technical University of Madrid, Spain Paloma Martínez-Fernandez Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain Ruslan Mitkov University of Wolverhampton, U.K. Andrés Montoyo University of Alicante, Spain Rafael Muñoz University of Alicante, Spain Constantine Orasan University of Wolverhampton, U.K.S Mike Thelwall University of Wolverhampton, U.K. José Antonio Troyano University of Seville, Spain José M. Perea Ortega University of Extremadura, Spain Maite Toabada Gómez Simon Fraser University, Canada

Important Dates


July 12th, 2016: Release of tasks and General corpus and STOMPOL corpus. August 18th, 2016: Experiment submissions by participants. August 27th, 2016: Submission of papers. September 13th, 2016: Workshop.

Contact Address


tass at sngularmeaning.team camara at ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de



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