[Corpora-List] SemEval-2017 Task 11 - End-User Development using Natural Language

André Freitas andrenfreitas at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 23:06:06 CET 2017


* SemEval-2017 Task 11 - Call for participation * = End-User Development using Natural Language =

The evaluation campaign started!

website: http://alt.qcri.org/semeval2017/task11/

This task proposes a challenge to support the interaction of end-users with applications, micro-services and software APIs using natural language. The task aims at evolving the discussions around the application of natural language processing techniques within the context of end-user natural language programming.

Recent advances in Natural Language Processing bring the opportunity of improving the interaction between users and software artefacts, supporting end-users programming mediated by natural language. This ability to match users' action intents and information needs to formal actions within a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), using the semantics of natural language as the mediation layer between both, can significantly impact the accessibility of software development.

This SemEval task aims at developing the state-of-the-art discussions and techniques concerning the semantic interpretation of natural language commands and user action intents, bridging the semantic gap between users and software artefacts.

*The Task:*

The test collection consists of a set of natural language commands. Each natural language command is mapped to one or more actions within the APIs Knowledge Base (KB). The interpretation of the natural language command and its mapping to the API is also dependent on the user personal context (User KB), which contains the user personal data (contacts, addresses, emails, phones, ...).

*Important Dates:*

Mon 11 Jan 2017: Evaluation starts Mon 30 Jan 2017: Evaluation ends Mon 06 Feb 2017: Results posted Mon 27 Feb 2017: Paper submissions due Mon 03 Apr 2017: Author notifications

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