Special Session on Negation
Besides the presentation of long papers presenting novel research as described in the Call for Papers, the workshop will also include a Special Session on Negation, during which participants will discuss existing and new approaches to annotating and processing negation, and what is needed in order to make NLP applications perform satisfactorily with negated statements.
The goals of the special session are the following:
The papers will not be presented in a traditional session, but their content will be discussed. In order to guarantee a productive working session, participants will be provided one month before the workshop with all papers accepted for the Special Session, as well as the annotation samples reported in these papers and a list of discussion items. The organisers will lead a discussion based on this content.
For the annotation task, participants can use their own datasets or the samples of text provided by the organisers. Samples from different genres and domains will be provided: news reports, opinionated texts, image captions, and biomedical abstracts. Participants who do not use the samples provided by the organisers will be asked to release the annotation sample so that other participants can prepare for the discussion session.
As a result of the Special Session, the organisers will invite interested participants to participate in a collaboration network enabling further development of the concepts and conclusions resulting from the discussion. Some annotation tasks that can be addressed are the following:
CorporaThe organization is releasing a sample of negations from OntoNotes, FactBank and Flickr to facilitate discussion. To obtain the corpora, please follow these steps:
Participants are also welcome to use their own corpora for the special session on negation.
Questions? Contact the organizers.