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Date: 13-Mar-2019
From: Xiaodan Zhu <>
Subject: SemEval-2020: Call for Task Proposals
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Full Title: SemEval-2020: Call for Task Proposals

Date: 01-Jun-2020 - 10-Jun-2020
Location: TBD, USA
Contact Person: SemEval-2020 Organizers SemEval-2020 Organizers
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 21-Mar-2019

Meeting Description:

SemEval-2020 (International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation) Call for Task Proposals

2nd Call for Papers:

Final Call for Task Proposals

Please kindly note that due to the space limit here, the full version of call for proposals can be found instead at:

For other *very important* information such as Content of Proposals, Task Selection, New Tasks vs. Task Reruns, and Task Organization, please check the above link for the full version.

We invite proposals for tasks to be run as part of SemEval-2020. SemEval (the International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation) is an ongoing series of evaluations of computational semantics systems, organized under the umbrella of SIGLEX, the Special Interest Group on the Lexicon of the Association for Computational Linguistics.

For SemEval-2020, we welcome any task that can test an automatic system for semantic analysis of text, be it application-dependent or application-independent. We especially welcome tasks for different languages, cross-lingual tasks, tasks requiring semantic interpretation, and tasks with both intrinsic and application-based evaluation. See the websites of previous editions of SemEval to get an idea about the range of tasks explored, e.g., for SemEval-2019:

We strongly encourage proposals based on pilot studies that have already generated initial data and that can provide concrete examples and foresee the challenges of preparing the full task. In the event of receiving many proposals, preference will be given to tasks that have already run a pilot study for the proposed task.

We especially welcome tasks that are devoted to developing novel applications of computational semantics. We will encourage tasks that have a clearly defined end-user application showcasing and enhancing our understanding of computational semantics, as well as extending the current state-of-the-art.

Important Dates:

Task proposals due March 21, 2019
Task selection notification May 4, 2019

Preliminary dates for SemEval-2020

Trial data ready July 31, 2019
Training data ready September 4, 2019
Test data ready December 3, 2019
Evaluation start January 10, 2020
Evaluation end January 31, 2020
Paper submission due February 23, 2020
Notification to authors March 29, 2020
Camera ready due April 5, 2020
SemEval workshop Summer 2020

The SemEval-2020 Workshop will be co-located with a major NLP conference in 2020.

Submission Details:

The task proposals should be a self-contained document of no longer than 3 pages, and should follow the NAACL-HLT 2019 two-column style guidelines. References do not count against the page limit. The submissions should use the official NAACL-HLT 2019 style templates:

Microsoft Word:

All submissions must be in PDF format.

Submission will be electronic, using the START conference management system at:

In case you are not sure whether a task is suitable for SemEval, please feel free to get in touch with the SemEval organizers at to discuss your idea.


Jonathan May, ISI, University of Southern California
Ekaterina Shutova, University of Amsterdam
Aurelie Herbelot, University of Trento
Xiaodan Zhu, Queen's University


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