LINGUIST List 32.1468

Tue Apr 27 2021

Calls: Applied Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 27-Apr-2021
From: Nikiforos Pittaras <>
Subject: 3rd Financial Narrative Processing Workshop
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Full Title: 3rd Financial Narrative Processing Workshop
Short Title: FNP 2021

Date: 15-Sep-2021 - 16-Sep-2021
Location: Lancaster University and Yseop (Online), United Kingdom
Contact Person: Mahmoud El Haj
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2021

Meeting Description:

To be held at Lancaster University as a Data Science Institute event. This year we are running a 2 day free event sponsored and funded by the Data Science Institute (DSI) at Lancaster University and This is an international gathering of researchers, practitioners and keynote speakers working on Financial Narratives and Financial NLP from computing, accounting & finance and linguistics. This will be an online event with no registration fees.

Following the success of the 1st Joint Workshop on Financial Narrative Processing and MultiLing Financial Summarisation (FNP-FNS 2020), the First FNP 2018 at LREC’18 in Japan, the Second FNP 2019 at NoDaLiDa 2019 in Finland and as well as the Multiling 2019 Financial narrative Summarisation task at RANLP in Bulgaria, we have had a great deal of positive feedback and interest in continuing the development of the financial narrative processing field, especially from our shared task participants.

The 1st FNP-FNS workshop at COLING 2020 was a great success. We ran 3 different shared tasks focusing on text summarisation, structure detection and causal sentence detection, namely FNS, FinToc and FinCausal shared tasks respectively. The shared tasks attracted more than 100 teams from different universities and organisations around the globe. The shared tasks resulted in the first large scale experimental results and state of the art methods applied mainly to financial data. This shows the importance and growth of this field.

Call for Submissions:

EasyChair Submission URL:

We invite abstract submissions on topics that include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Applying core technologies on financial narratives: morphological analysis, disambiguation, tokenization, POS tagging, named entity recognition, chunking, parsing, semantic role labelling, sentiment analysis, document quality and advanced readability metrics etc.

- Using NLP to detect misreporting in relation to diversity and wellbeing on issues related to gender, ethnicity, women at work as well as employee mental health and stability.

- Financial narratives resources: dictionaries, annotated data, tools and technologies etc.

- Given the international nature of the conference, we particularly welcome FNP papers reporting non- English and multilingual research, describing the different regulatory regimes within which companies operate internationally.

- Summarisation across domains and sources that are related to finance (e.g. company blogs, product reviews, market briefs, etc.), this includes financial multilingual and cross-lingual summarisation using single-document summarisation, multi-document summarisation, summarisation evaluation, headline generation, cross-domain/cross-topic summarisation.

We invite abstracts describing original, completed or ongoing, unpublished research. We welcome abstract submissions, in theory, methodology, as well as resources and applications in all areas related to Financial Natural Language Processing and Financial Text Analysis. We also welcome abstract submissions on negative results as well as submissions highlighting challenges faced in industrial or academic settings. Abstract should be 1 page long and a maximum of 500 words. In your abstract please explain the topic you are looking forward to present, is it a complete, ongoing or future work, what audience are you targeting (e.g. NLP, Summarisation, Accounting and Finance …etc) and findings and conclusions that emerged from your work. Abstracts must be submitted through the EasyChair submission system and will be reviewed by the Programme Committee. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of both individual criteria and global criteria.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to submit a 4-8 paper describing their work in details including methodologies, results and findings. All accepted papers will be published in an open access and indexed proceedings. The workshop is free to attend and no registration fees are required.

We also introduce 3 shared tasks as follows:
1) Financial summarisation (FNS 2021),
2) Financial Reports structure detection (FinTOC 2021),
3) Causality Identification in Financial documents (FinCausal 2021).
Links to shared tasks can be found on:

The winning team from each shared task will receive an achievement certificate and a money prize worth US$650. Each team will also be given the chance to present their work at the workshop.

Important Dates:
Abstracts submission deadline: 1 July 2021
Abstracts notification of acceptance: 15 July 2021
Shared task results & winning teams: 15 August 2021
Workshop and shared task dates: 15 September 2021

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