Appel: S E N S E V A L - 3

alexis.nasr at LINGUIST.JUSSIEU.FR alexis.nasr at LINGUIST.JUSSIEU.FR
Tue May 13 13:06:20 UTC 2003

          ~~~~~ Apologies for multiple postings ~~~~~~

                    S E N S E V A L - 3
       Evaluation exercises for word sense disambiguation
                     an ACL-SIGLEX event
                         March 2004

             Call for Interest in Participation

              Feedback requested by June 15, 2003

Senseval ( is the international organization
devoted to the evaluation of Word Sense Disambiguation Systems. Its
mission is to organise and run evaluation and related activities to test
the strengths and weaknesses of WSD systems with respect to different
words, different aspects of language, and different languages. It's
underlying goal is to further our understanding of lexical semantics and

Senseval-1 took place in the summer of 1998 for English, French, and
Italian, culminating in a workshop held at Herstmonceux Castle, Sussex,
England on September 2-4.
Senseval-2 took place in the summer of 2001, and was followed by a
workshop held in July 2001 in Toulouse, in conjunction with ACL-2001.
included tasks for Basque, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English,
Estonian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Swedish.

             We are now getting ready for SENSEVAL-3!

Senseval 3 evaluation is scheduled to take place in March 2004, and the
workshop is planned for July, hopefully in conjunction with ACL-04 in
Barcelona. As with previous evaluations, participants will be provided
with training data, and will have the chance to test their systems on
common data sets.  Similar tasks will use the same data format.

16 different tasks have been proposed for Senseval 3. We are now seeking
to get feedback from potential participants, and kindly ask those who
be interested to participate in one or more Senseval-3 tasks, to fill in
the call for interest in participation form available at:

Please fill in this form before June 15, 2003. Your feedback is very
appreciated and will help us better organize Senseval-3!

Thank you,

Rada Mihalcea and Phil Edmonds
Senseval-3 coordinators
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