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Mon Feb 08 2021

FYI: SemEval-2022: Call for Task Proposals

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 06-Feb-2021
From: Guy Emerson <>
Subject: SemEval-2022: Call for Task Proposals
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Please kindly note that due to the space limit here, the full version of call for proposals can be found instead at:

We invite proposals for tasks to be run as part of SemEval-2022. 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-2022, we welcome any task that can test an automatic system for semantic analysis of text, which could be an intrinsic semantic evaluation, or an application-oriented evaluation. We especially encourage tasks for languages other than English, cross-lingual tasks, and tasks that develop novel applications of computational semantics. See the websites of previous editions of SemEval to get an idea about the range of tasks explored, e.g., for SemEval-2019: and SemEval-2020:

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

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.

Important Dates:

Task proposals due March 22, 2021
Task selection notification May 14, 2021

Preliminary Timetable:

Trial data ready July 30, 2021
Training data ready September 3, 2021
Evaluation data ready December 3, 2021
Evaluation start January 10, 2022
Evaluation end January 31, 2022
Paper submission due February 23, 2022
Notification to authors March 31, 2022
Camera ready due April 30, 2022
SemEval workshop Summer 2022 (co-located with a major NLP conference)

Submission Details:

The task proposals should be a self-contained document of no longer than 3 pages (plus additional pages for references). All submissions must be in PDF format, following the ACL 2021 template:
LaTeX and Microsoft Word:


The submission webpage is:

For other information such as Content of Proposals, Task Selection, New Tasks vs. Task Reruns, and Task Organization, please see the full version at:

Nathan Schneider, Georgetown University
Alexis Palmer, University of North Texas
Guy Emerson, University of Cambridge
Natalie Schluter, IT University of Copenhagen

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Page Updated: 08-Feb-2021