Appel: Ongoing SPMRL 2013 Shared Task

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Thu Jul 11 21:19:29 UTC 2013

Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2013 09:17:59 +0200
From: Djamé Seddah <djame.seddah at>
Message-Id: <0E277BA8-D887-4648-BA20-F641278C16FE at>

(sorry in advance for cross-posting)

============== SPMRL 2013 SHARED TASK ==============
The fourth SPMRL workshop (, 
collocated with EMNLP 2013, hosts the first shared
task on parsing morphologically rich languages.

===== Summary =====
It's still possible to participate to the SPMRL 2013 shared task:
a multilingual, multiframework shared task on statistical
parsing of morphologically-rich language!

Webpage (official):
test submission deadline : August 18, 2013 
(test data release: July 28, 2013)

===== Introduction =====

The primary goal of the shared task on parsing morphologically rich
languages is to bring forward work on parsing morphologically ambiguous
input in both dependency and constituency parsing, and to show the state
of the art for MRLs. In the longer term, we aim to provide streamlined
data sets and evaluation metrics, thus improving the comparability of
cross-linguistic work on parsing MRLs. The shared task features tracks
in constituency parsing and in dependency parsing, in gold as well as in
realistic scenarios (the realistic scenario will have no gold
tokenization, no gold part-of-speech tags and morphological features).

===== Data set =====
The participants will be provided with data from 9 different languages
(Arabic, Basque, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Korean, Polish,
Swedish). The data are available in Penn Treebank bracketing format,
CoNLL-X format and optionally in TiGerXML. In order to ease
cross-linguistic comparisons, the data set are also released with a
common training size setting (ie. 5000 sentences).

===== Shared Task Schedule =====
Release of training and dev. data       June  6 
Release of test data     				July 28 
Deadline for submission of test runs    August 18 
Submission and announcement of results  August 23 
Shared task papers due (provisional)    September 4 
Shared task camera ready papers due     September 16

===== Shared task Organizers =====
- Djamé Seddah (Univ. Paris Sorbonne & INRIA’s Alpage Project, France) 
- Reut Tsarfaty (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) 
- Sandra Kübler (Indiana University, US)

===== SPMRL 2013 Organizers =====
- Yoav Goldberg (Ben Gurion University, Israel) 
- Ines Rehbein (Postdam University, Germany) 
- Yannick Versley (Tuebingen University, Germany)

===== Contact details =====
Mail: spmrl.sharedtask at 
Webpage (official): 
Wiki (Data set and FAQ) : 
mailing list: 
SPMRL 2013 website:

===== Endorsements =====
This shared-task is endorsed by THE ACL SIGPARSE and SIGSEMITIC
interest groups and sponsored by the Inria’s Alpage project, Weizmann
Institute of Science and Indiana University.

For their precious help preparing the SPMRL 2013 Shared Task and for
allowing their data to be part of it, we warmly thank the Linguistic
Data Consortium, the Knowledge Center for Processing Hebrew (MILA), the
Ben Gurion University, Columbia University, Institute of Computer
Science (Polish Academy of Sciences), Korea Advanced Institute of
Science and Technology, University of the Basque Country, Uppsala
University, University of Stuttgart, University of Szeged, Tuebingen
University and Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7). We are also very
grateful to the Philosophical Faculty of the Heinrich-Heine Universität
Düsseldorf for hosting the shared task data via their dokuwiki.

===== People =====
We take advantage of this mail to warmly and publicly thank all the
people involved in this shared task preparation (original data set,
scripting, website, institutionnal and moral support):

(no particular order) Marie Candito, Jennifer Foster, Yoav Goldberg,
Ines Rehbein, Yannick Versley, Ann Bies, Denise Di Pierso, Seth Kullick,
Mohammed Maamouri, Spence Green, Christopher Manning, Mona Diab, Nizar
Habash, Yuval Marton, Owen Rambow, Ryan Roth, Jinho Choi, Key-Sun Choi,
Koldo Gojenola, Iakes Goenaga, Richard Farkas, Veronika Vincze, Adam
Przepiorkowski, Alina Wróblewska, Marcin Woliński, Anne Abeillé, Joseph
van Genabith, Marco Kullman, Joakim Nivre, Ozlem Cetinoglu, Wolfgang
Maier, Wolfgang Seeker, Khahil Sima'an, Benoit Sagot, Benoit Crabbé,
Laurence Danlos, Eric de la Clergerie, James Henderson, Slav Petrov,
Zhongqiang Huang, Joseph Le Roux, Grzegorz Chrupala.

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