The First Cross-Lingual Challenge on Recognition, Normalization, and Matching of Named Entities in Slavic Languages

Jakub Piskorski, Lidia Pivovarova, Jan Šnajder, Josef Steinberger, Roman Yangarber


Abstract
This paper describes the outcomes of the first challenge on multilingual named entity recognition that aimed at recognizing mentions of named entities in web documents in Slavic languages, their normalization/lemmatization, and cross-language matching. It was organised in the context of the 6th Balto-Slavic Natural Language Processing Workshop, co-located with the EACL 2017 conference. Although eleven teams signed up for the evaluation, due to the complexity of the task(s) and short time available for elaborating a solution, only two teams submitted results on time. The reported evaluation figures reflect the relatively higher level of complexity of named entity-related tasks in the context of processing texts in Slavic languages. Since the duration of the challenge goes beyond the date of the publication of this paper and updated picture of the participating systems and their corresponding performance can be found on the web page of the challenge.
Anthology ID:
W17-1412
Volume:
Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Balto-Slavic Natural Language Processing
Month:
April
Year:
2017
Address:
Valencia, Spain
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BSNLP | WS
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SIGSLAV
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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76–85
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W17-1412
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W17-1412
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