CoNLL-2016 Shared Task on Multilingual Shallow Discourse Parsing: Call for Participation

CoNLL 2016 Shared Task Multilingual Shallow Discourse Parsing

Task period : January 15 – April 24, 2016
CoNLL Conference : August 11 – 12, 2016 in Berlin, Germany


Multilingual Shallow Discourse Parsing

This is the 2nd edition of the CoNLL Shared Task on Shallow Discourse Parsing, following the first edition in 2015. A participant system is given a piece of newswire text as input and returns discourse relations in the form of a discourse connective (explicit or implicit) taking two arguments (which can be clauses, sentences, or multi-sentence segments). Specifically, the participant system needs to

1.locate both explicit (e.g., “because”, “however”, “and”.) discourse connectives in the text
2.identify the spans of text that serve as the two arguments for each discourse connective
3.predict the sense of the discourse connectives (e.g., “Cause”, “Condition”,
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ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS): Call for submissions to a Special Issue on Search, Mining and their Applications on Mobile Devices

Submission deadline: June 24, 2016

Motivation

In recent years, mobile devices have become the most popular interface for users to retrieve and access information: recent reports show users spend significantly more time and issue more search queries on mobile devices than on desktops in the United States. The accelerated growth of mobile usage brings unique opportunities to the information retrieval and data mining research communities.
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