[Corpora-List] GermEval 2020 Task 1 on the Prediction of Intellectual Ability and Personality Traits from Text: 1st Call for Participation

Emad Nawfal (عمـ نوفل ـاد) emadnawfal at gmail.com
Thu Dec 5 10:19:13 CET 2019

I think (almost) every kind of research has the potential to be abused. Some more so than others. As long the research is conducted in an ethical manner, and proper discussions have taken place, avoiding unnecessary slippery slope arguments, no research topic should be hindered.

On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 8:06 AM Vidas Daudaravičius < vidas.daudaravicius at vtex.lt> wrote:

> Dear sheared task organizers,
> The discussion is timely and important. My highest concerns are:
> - Participants of any shared task need to decide whether to participate
> in or to discard shared task. The announcement of the shared task gives
> us to many ethical and organizational questions that are not explained:
> 2595 out of 14600 participant were selected. How they were selected?
> Does it produce bias? Probably, Yes. Do organizers have permissions from
> parents of high school students to collect data?
> - And Yes, we are afraid of being ranked like in 1984 novel. It raises
> much more concerns than Native language Identification shared task. It
> is good to have discussions/proposals in advance for shared tasks that
> might have Ethical issues.
> Explanations on Transparency, Privacy and Ethics issues would help
> participants and other interested researcher not to be so emotional and
> critical.
> All the best with organizing shared task,
> Vidas Daudaravicius
> On 04/12/2019 15:08, Dirk Johann▀en wrote:
> > The data consists of a unique ID per entry, one ID per participant, of
> > the applicants' major and high school grades as well as IQ scores with
> > one textual expression attached to each entry. high school grades and
> > IQ scores are z-standardized for privacy protection. In total there
> > are 2,595 participants, who produced 77,850 unique MIX answers. The
> > shortest textual answers consist of 3 words, the longest of 42 and on
> > average there are roughly 15 words per textual answer with a standard
> > deviation of 8 words.
> >
> > The available data set has been collected and hand-labeled by
> > researchers of the University of Trier. More than 14,600 volunteers
> > participated in answering questions to 15 provided images. The
> > pairwise annotator intraclass correlation was r = .85 on the Winter
> > scale (Winter, 1994). The length of the answers ranges from 4 to 79
> > words with a mean length of 22 words and a standard deviation of
> > roughly 12 words.
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