Named Entity Recognition in Twitter

Named entity recognition is one of the first steps in most IE pipelines. The diverse and noisy style of user-generated social media text presents serious challenges, however. Performance still lags far behind that on formal text genres such as newswire. The goal of this shared evaluation is to promote research on NER in noisy text and also help to provide a standardized dataset and methodology for evaluation.

News (2/17): The training and dev data in addition to a baseline system are now avialable. Please register by clicking here to get access.
Timeline (Updated 4/5)
  • Training and dev data to be released: Febuary, 2015
  • Test data released: May 1, 2015
  • Result submission: May 8, 2015
  • Shared-task results and gold annotations for test data: May 12, 2015
  • System Description Papers Due: May 23, 2015
  • Reviews Returned: June 4, 2015
  • Camera Ready Deadline: June 21, 2015
  • Workshop Date: June 31, 2015
  • Shared Task Organizers