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LINGUIST List 22.1946

Thu May 05 2011

Confs: Italian, Computational Linguistics/Italy

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        1.     Manuela Speranza , Evaluation of NLP and Speech Tools for Italian

Message 1: Evaluation of NLP and Speech Tools for Italian
Date: 03-May-2011
From: Manuela Speranza <mansperafbk.eu>
Subject: Evaluation of NLP and Speech Tools for Italian
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Evaluation of NLP and Speech Tools for Italian
Short Title: EVALITA 2011


Date: 24-Jan-2012 - 25-Jan-2012
Location: Rome, Italy
Contact: Manuela Speranza
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.evalita.it/2011

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Italian

Meeting Description:

EVALITA is an initiative devoted to the evaluation of Natural Language Processing and Speech tools for Italian. The general objective of Evalita is to promote the development of language and speech technologies for the Italian language, providing a shared framework where different systems and approaches can be evaluated in a consistent manner.

EVALITA 2011
Evaluation of NLP and Speech Tools for Italian
http://www.evalita.it/2011

EVALITA 2011 - First Call for Participation
May 2011

We are pleased to announce that the registration to EVALITA 2011, the third evaluation campaign of Natural Language Processing and Speech tools for Italian, is now open. 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 eight tasks, all for Italian. With respect to the previous editions, we have introduced several new tasks.

Text Tasks:

- Parsing
- Domain Adaptation
- Named Entity Recognition on Transcribed Broadcast News
- Cross-document Coreference Resolution of Named Person Entities
- Anaphora Resolution
- Super Sense Tagging
- Frame Labeling over Italian Texts
- Lemmatisation

Speech Tasks:
- Automatic Speech Recognition - Large Vocabulary Transcription
- Spoken Dialogue Systems Evaluation
- Forced Alignment on Spontaneous Speech
- Voice Applications on Mobile - Student Contest

As with the previous edition, 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 in the next AISV Conference (Rome, January 24-25, 2012). Final reports describing the participating systems will appear in the workshop electronic working notes. After the workshop, the proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS subseries of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI).

In order to register for one or more of the EVALITA 2011 tasks, fill the online form at: http://www.evalita.it/2011/registration

For updated information please refer to the EVALITA 2011 website:

http://www.evalita.it/2011

Timeline:

- 4th April 2011: on-line registration opens
- 20th May 2011: development data available to participants
- 4th October 2011: test data available, registration closes
- 14th October 2011: system results due to organizers
- 28th October 2011: assessment returned to participants
- 24th November 2011: technical reports due to organizers
- 24th-25th January 2012: final workshop in Rome

Coordination:

- Scientific coordination: Bernardo Magnini (FBK-irst, Trento) and Emanuele Pianta (CELCT, Trento)
- Scientific coordination for Speech Technology Evaluation: Francesco Cutugno (Uni. Napoli ''Federico II'') and Mauro Falcone (Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Roma)
- Organization and Contact : Manuela Speranza (FBK-irst, Trento)
- Web site and Proceedings: Valentina Bartalesi Lenzi (CELCT, Trento) and Rachele Sprugnoli (CELCT, Trento)

Task Organization:

- Parsing: Cristina Bosco (Uni.Torino), Alessandro Mazzei (Uni.Torino)
- Domain Adaptation: Felice dell'Orletta (ILC-CNR, Pisa), Simonetta Montemagni (ILC-CNR, Pisa) and Giulia Venturi (ILC-CNR, Pisa)
- Named Entity Recognition on Transcribed Broadcast News: Valentina Bartalesi Lenzi (CELCT, Trento), Manuela Speranza (FBK-irst, Trento) and Rachele Sprugnoli (CELCT, Trento)
- Cross-document Coreference Resolution of Named Person Entities (NePS): Luisa Bentivogli (FBK-irst, Trento), Alessandro Marchetti (CELCT, Trento)
- Anaphora Resolution: Massimo Poesio and Olga Uryupina (Uni. Trento)
- Super Sense Tagging : Stefano Dei Rossi, Giulia Di Pietro and Maria Simi (Uni. Pisa)
- Frame Labeling over Italian Texts: Roberto Basili (Uni.Roma Tor Vergata) and Alessandro Lenci (Uni. Pisa)
- Lemmatisation: Fabio Tamburini (Uni. Bologna)
- Automatic Speech Recognition - Large Vocabulary Transcription: Fabio Brugnara, Roberto Gretter and Marco Matassoni (FBK-irst, Trento)
- Spoken Dialogue Systems Evaluation: Silvia Quarteroni (Politecnico di Milano), Giuseppe Riccardi (Uni. Trento) and Pierluigi Roberti (Interactive Media)
- Forced Alignment on Spontaneous Speech: Francesco Cutugno (Uni. Napoli), Dino Seppi (Uni. Leuven), Antonio Origlia (Uni. Napoli)
- Voice Applications on Mobile - Student Contest: Francesco Cutugno (Uni. Napoli), Roberto Pieraccini (SpeechCycle, New York, USA), Paolo Coppo (Loquendo)



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