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Tue Oct 31 2006

FYI: NTCIR-6 Opinion Analysis Call for Participation

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        1.    David Kirk Evans, NTCIR-6 Opinion Analysis Call for Participation


Message 1: NTCIR-6 Opinion Analysis Call for Participation
Date: 29-Oct-2006
From: David Kirk Evans <devansnii.ac.jp>
Subject: NTCIR-6 Opinion Analysis Call for Participation


The NTCIR-6 Opinion Analysis pilot task call for participation has been
extended. This pilot task is an opinion extraction task over a comparable
corpus in three language: Chinese, Japanese, and English. Participants are
invited to take part in any one, two or all three languages.

According to the revised schedule shown below the registration date has
passed, however, any interested groups are encouraged to contact the
organizing committee. While the Chinese and Japanese sample data has been
released, we still welcome participation from interested groups, and
English registration will also be open for a few more weeks.

For more information, please see
http://research.nii.ac.jp/ntcir/ntcir-ws6/opinion/index-en.html
or contact (opinion-adminnii.ac.jp).

-- Revised Schedule

2006/08/01: Start of Registration
2006/10/07: Registration Due
2006/11/21: Testing Sets Release (Chinese and Japanese)
2006/11/30: Submission of Results (Chinese and Japanese)
2006/12/11: Testing Set Release (English)
2006/12/20: Submission of Results (English)
2007/02: Delivery of Evaluation Results
2007/03: Paper Due (for Proceedings)
2007/05/15 to 18: NTCIR Workshop-6 (Conference in Tokyo)
see also: http://research.nii.ac.jp/ntcir/ntcir-ws6/important_dates-en.html

-- How to Participate and Register

** How to participate is described at:
http://research.nii.ac.jp/ntcir/ntcir-ws6/howto-en.html
http://research.nii.ac.jp/ntcir/ntcir-ws6/howto-ja.html

** Online Registration is Available at:
http://research.nii.ac.jp/ntcir/ntcir-ws6/form_list-en.html
http://research.nii.ac.jp/ntcir/ntcir-ws6/form_list-ja.html

The signed user agreement forms are needed for data delivery.

If you have questions concerning registration matter, please ask the NTCIR
secretary (ntc-secretariatnii.ac.jp).

-- Resources
A Chinese sentiment dictionary NTUSD along with some tools are available
for downloading at URL http://nlg18.csie.ntu.edu.tw:8080/opinion/index.html
after filling in user agreement form. We also welcome the donation of any
related resources and tools. Please send the information to the task
organizers (opinion-adminnii.ac.jp). We will put them on the opinion web
site.

-- Task Organizers (in alphabetic order)
Hsin-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University
David Kirk Evans, National Institute of Informatics
Noriko Kando, National Institute of Informatics
Lun-Wei Ku, National Taiwan University
Chin-Yew Lin, Microsoft Research Asia
Yohei Seki, Toyohashi University of Technology

-- Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact the task organizers
(opinion-adminnii.ac.jp).
Also, please see the website:
http://research.nii.ac.jp/ntcir/ntcir-ws6/opinion/index-en.html

David Kirk Evans
National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan
devansnii.ac.jp

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

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