[Corpora-List] SemEval-2020 Task 11 on Fine-Grained Propaganda Detection (2nd CFP)

Giovanni Da San Martino joedsm at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 15:20:07 CET 2020

SemEval-2020 Task 11 on Fine-Grained Propaganda Detection

Second Call for Participation

The spread of propagandistic messages relies on the use of psychological and rhetorical techniques. We have annotated a corpus of news articles with 18 techniques. This shared task aims at developing automatic models for the identification of such techniques in texts. Two subtasks are offered:

Subtask 1 (SI). Propaganda Identification.

Given a plain-text document, identify those specific fragments that contain a propaganda technique. This is a binary sequence tagging task.

Subtask 2 (TC). Propaganda Technique Labeling.

Given a text fragment identified as propaganda and its document context, identify the applied propaganda technique at hand. This is a 14-way multi-class classification problem.

The following propaganda techniques are considered:

* Loaded Language

* Name Calling, Labeling

* Repetition

* Exaggeration, Minimization

* Doubt

* Appeal to fear/prejudice

* Flag-Waving

* Causal Oversimplification

* Slogans

* Appeal to Authority

* Black-and-White Fallacy

* Thought-terminating Cliches

* Bandwagon, Reductio ad Hitlerum

* Straw Men, Whataboutism, Red Herring

We believe the tasks would be appealing to various NLP communities, including researchers working on sentiment analysis, fact-checking, argumentation mining, tagging, and sequence models.

A live leaderboard is active and allows participants to track their progress on both tasks. All participants will be invited to submit a paper to the SemEval-2020 workshop, co-located with COLING 2020, Barcelona.

Shared task website: https://propaganda.qcri.org/semeval2020-task11


September 5th 2019 Registration opened

September 5th 2019 Release of the training and development sets.

February 18th 2020 Registration closes

February 19th 2020 Release of the test set for task SI

March 2nd 2020 Task SI test submissions site closes

March 3rd 2020 Release of the test set for task TC

March 11th 2020 Task TC test submissions site closes

April 17th 2020 Paper Submission deadline

June 10th 2020 Notification to authors

July 1st 2020 Camera ready papers due

September 13-14 2020 SemEval 2020 workshop at COLING

Task Organisers

Giovanni Da San Martino, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU

Alberto Barrón-Cedeño, Università di Bologna

Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU

Henning Wachsmuth, Paderborn University

Rostislav Petrov, A Data Pro

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