Emerging and Rare entity recognition

This shared task focuses on identifying unusual, previously-unseen entities in the context of emerging discussions. Named entities form the basis of many modern approaches to other tasks (like event clustering and summarisation), but recall on them is a real problem in noisy text - even among annotators. This drop tends to be due to novel entities and surface forms. Take for example the tweet “so.. kktny in 30 mins?” - even human experts find entity kktny hard to detect and resolve. This task will evaluate the ability to detect and classify novel, emerging, singleton named entities in noisy text.

The goal of this task is to provide a definition of emerging and of rare entities, and based on that, also datasets for detecting these entities.

Preliminary Timeline
  • Training and dev data to be released: April 2017
  • Test data released: June 2017
  • Result submission: June 2017
  • Shared-task results and gold annotations for test data: June 2017
  • System Description Papers Due: June 2017
  • Reviews Returned: July 2017
  • Camera Ready Deadline: July 2017
  • Workshop Date: Sep 7 2017
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