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 (3/3/2017): The shared competition is completed. Data available here.
News (7/24/2016): The training and dev data in addition to a baseline system are now avialable. Please register by clicking here to get access.
Preliminary Timeline
  • Training and dev data to be released: Sunday, Jul 24 2016
  • Test data released: Friday, Sept 9 2016
  • Result submission: Friday, Sep 16 2016
  • Shared-task results and gold annotations for test data: Friday, Sep 23 2016
  • System Description Papers Due: Thursday, Oct 4 2016
  • Reviews Returned: Friday, Oct 14 2016
  • Camera Ready Deadline: Saturday, Oct 30 2016
  • Workshop Date: Sunday, Dec 11 2016
  • Shared Task Organizers