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Second and Final Call for Participation

                CoNLL Shared Task 2007

   Third and Definitely Final Call for Participation

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        Due to problems with the e-mail address
          for registrations, the deadline has
             been extended to January 26.
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The shared task at the Conference on Computational Natural
Language Learning (CoNLL) 2007 will for the second year
running be devoted to dependency parsing. Unlike in 2006,
there will be two separate tracks:

1. Multilingual Track: The first track of the shared task
   will be organized in the same way as the 2006 task (see
   http://nextens.uvt.nl/~conll/) with annotated training
   and test data from a wide range of languages, which should
   be processed with one and the same parsing system. The
   languages this year will be Arabic, Basque, Catalan, Chinese,
   Czech, English, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, and Turkish.

2. Domain Adaptation Track: The second track of the shared
   task will investigate techniques for adapting current parsing
   technologies to domains outside of the data from which they
   were trained. The single language for this track will be
   English and the data will consist of 1) a large annotated
   training set of news related text, 2) a small annotated
   development data set of non-news text, 3) one or more small
   test data sets of non-news text, 4) large unlabeled
   corpora extracted from the domains of the training,
   development and test data.

The shared task will be part of the joint EMNLP-CoNLL conference
to be held in conjunction with ACL-07 in Prague, June 28-30, 2007.
The important dates for the shared task are as follows (please
note that some dates have been shifted slightly after the first
call):

Registration of participants                    January 26, 2007
Release of training (and development) data      January 29, 2007
Release of test data                            March 26, 2007
Submission of test runs                         March 30, 2007
Submission of papers                            April 14, 2007
Notification of acceptance                      April 25, 2007
Submission of final version of papers           May 9, 2007
EMNLP-CoNLL conference                          June 28-30, 2007

In order to take part in the shared task, participants should 
register their intent to participate, in either or both of the 
two tracks, by sending an e-mail to conll07st@uvt.nl.

The website for the CoNLL shared task 2007 is
http://depparse.uvt.nl/depparse-wiki/SharedTaskWebsite.
This site is updated continually, so please make sure
to check it out from time to time.

Questions about the CoNLL shared task 2007 can be sent to
conll07st@uvt.nl.

The organizers

Joakim Nivre
Johan Hall
Sandra Kübler
Ryan McDonald
Jens Nilsson
Sebastian Riedel
Deniz Yuret

ThirdCall (last edited 2007-01-23 11:53:08 by Joakim Nivre)