[Corpora-List] (Extended deadline) Call for Papers and Shared Task Participation: Automated Extraction of Socio-political Events from News (AESPEN) @ LREC 2020

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Call for workshop papers and shared task participation: Automated Extraction of Socio-political Events from News (AESPEN) @ LREC 2020

URL: https://emw.ku.edu.tr/aespen-2020/

Submission deadline: March 7th, 2020 (Extended)

Cut-off date for the shared task results: March 7th, 2020

Submission page: https://www.softconf.com/lrec2020/AESPEN2020/

Workshop date: May 12th, 2020

----------------------------------------------------------------- Call for Papers

Automatic construction of event databases has long been a challenge for the natural language processing (NLP) community in terms of algorithmic approaches and language resources. At the same time, social and political scientists have been working on creating socio-political event databases for decades using manual, semi-automatic, and automatic approaches. However, the results yielded by these approaches to date are either not of sufficient quality or require tremendous effort to be replicated on new data. On the one hand, manual or semi-automatic methods require high-quality human effort; on the other hand, state-of-the-art event automated detection systems are not accurate enough for their output being directly usable without human moderation. Finally, the NLP community has not achieved a consensus on the treatment of events both in terms of task definition and appropriate techniques for their detection.

Given the aforementioned limitations, there is an increasing tendency to rely on machine learning (ML) and NLP methods to deal better with the vast amount and variety of data to be collected. This workshop aims to inspire the emergence of innovative technological and scientific solutions in the field of event detection and event metadata extraction from news, as well as the development of evaluation metrics for event recognition. Moreover, the workshop will aim at triggering a deeper understanding of the usability of socio-political event datasets. -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 6473 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20200223/6566e5c1/attachment.txt>

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