CALL for PARTICIPATION
the 7th Evaluation Campaign of Natural Language Processing and Speech Tools for Italian
A Fully Virtual Conference
December 17, 2020
EVALITA is a periodic evaluation campaign of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and speech tools for the Italian language. The objective of EVALITA is to promote the development of language and speech technologies for the Italian language, providing a shared framework where different systems and approaches can be evaluated in a consistent manner.
The 7th evaluation campaign EVALITA 2020 will take place on December 17th, 2020, as an online event. EVALITA 2020 is an initiative of AILC (Associazione Italiana di Linguistica Computazionale, http://www.ai-lc.it/).
This edition of EVALITA comprises a record number of 14 tasks and 65 submissions from participants from around the world.
The program is now online on the EVALITA website: http://www.evalita.it/2020/program
We planned a full day of online activities for EVALITA 2020.
The tasks and the participant systems will be presented in the form of videos on Vimeo and Twitter threads for individual discussion. Information for accessing these resources will be made available before the workshop.
On the 17th, in the morning, 1-hour slots are allocated in parallel online sessions to the individual tasks. They will be managed by the task organizer who will decide the format.
In the afternoon, there will be a plenary online session including a keynote talk, followed by a discussion session and the traditional Best System Award.
We are delighted to announce the keynote speaker at EVALITA 2020 is Preslav Nakov, of SemEval fame, among many other interesting things. His keynote speech, titled Flattening the Curve of the COVID-19 Infodemic: These Evaluation Campaigns Can Help!, will take place at 15:20 CET, right after the introduction to EVALITA.
Please note that registration is mandatory in order to participate, and it is **free** (but membership to AILC is required). The instructions for the registration are here:
Or you can go straight to the registration form on the AILC website: http://www.ai-lc.it/en/evalita-registration-procedure/
The deadline for registration is December 15th.
We look forward to an exciting EVALITA 2020 with a new format but the same amazing community!
Please feel free to contact the chairs at evalita2020 at gmail.com in case of any questions or suggestions.
The EVALITA 2020 chairs,
Maria Di Maro
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