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Fri Jan 26 2007

Confs: Computational Ling,Italian Lang/Italy

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        1.    Manuela Speranza, Evaluation of NLP Tools for Italian

Message 1: Evaluation of NLP Tools for Italian
Date: 17-Jan-2007
From: Manuela Speranza <mansperaitc.it>
Subject: Evaluation of NLP Tools for Italian

Evaluation of NLP Tools for Italian
Short Title: EVALITA 2007

Date: 10-Sep-2007 - 10-Sep-2007
Location: Rome, Italy
Contact: Manuela Speranza
Contact Email: mansperaitc.it
Meeting URL: http://evalita.itc.it

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Italian (ita)

Meeting Description:

EVALITA 2007 - Evaluation of NLP Tools for Italian

We are pleased to announce EVALITA 2007, a new initiative devoted
to the evaluation of Natural Language Processing tools for Italian.
The general objective of EVALITA is to promote the development of
language technologies for the Italian language, providing a shared
framework where different systems and approaches can be evaluated
in a consistent manner.

We invite participation, both from academic institutions and
industrial organizations, in five tasks, all for Italian:

- Part of Speech Tagging
- Parsing
- Word Sense Disambiguation
- Temporal Expression Recognition and Normalization
- Named Entity Recognition

As with other international evaluation campaigns, guidelines
describing the different tasks will be distributed to participants.
Participants will also be provided with training data and will have
the chance to test their systems with the evaluation metrics and
procedures to be used in the formal evaluation.
The results of the evaluation will be disseminated at the final
workshop, which will be organized in conjunction with AI*IA 2007
and will take place on September 10th at Villa Mondragone, a XVI
century ''Villa Tuscolana'' located between Frascati and Monte Porzio
Catone, only 20 km from Rome.

To indicate your intention to participate in one or more of the
EVALITA 2007 tasks, please contact Manuela Speranza (mansperaitc.it).
More detailed information will be provided soon on the EVALITA 2007
website at http:\\evalita.itc.it

Timeline (preliminary, check for updates at http://evalita.itc.it)

15th Feb 2007: on-line registration
1st March 2007: development data and detailed guidelines
available to participants
20th May 2007: test data available
1st June 2007: system results due to organizers
15th June 2007: assessment returned to participants
10th Sept 2007: final workshop, Rome

Bernardo Magnini (ITC-irst) and Amedeo Cappelli (ISTI-CNR and CELCT)

Task Organization:
- PoS Tagging: Fabio Tamburini (Uni. Bologna)
- Parsing: Cristina Bosco, Alessandro Mazzei, Vincenzo Lombardo
(Uni. Torino) and Fabio Massimo Zanzotto (Uni. Roma ''Tor Vergata'')
- Word Sense Disambiguation: Nicoletta Calzolari and Francesca
Bertagna (CNR-ILC, Pisa)
- Temporal Expressions: Valentina Bartalesi Lenzi and Rachele
Sprugnoli (CELCT, Trento)
- Named Entity Recognition: Manuela Speranza (ITC-irst, Trento)

Local Organization:
Maria Teresa Pazienza and Fabio Massimo Zanzotto (Uni. Roma ''Tor Vergata'')

Contact: Manuela Speranza - mansperaitc.it
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