SemEval Portal

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This page serves as a community portal for everything related to Semantic Evaluation.

Semantic Evaluation Exercises

The purpose of the SENSEVAL and SemEval exercises is to evaluate semantic analysis systems. The first three evaluations, Senseval-1 through Senseval-3, were focused on word sense disambiguation, each time growing in the number of languages offered in the tasks and in the number of participating teams. Beginning with the 4th workshop, SemEval-2007, the nature of the tasks evolved to include semantic analysis tasks outside of word sense disambiguation. SIGLEX is the umbrella organization for the SemEval semantic evaluations and the SENSEVAL word-sense evaluation exercises. This portal will be used to provide a comprehensive view of the issues involved in semantic evaluations. Initially, the portal provides links to the current and past exercises.

  • SIGLEX is the umbrella organization for the SemEval semantic evaluations and the SENSEVAL word-sense evaluation exercises.
  • SENSEVAL is the home page for SENSEVAL 1-3

The purpose of the SENSEVAL and SemEval exercises is to evaluate semantic analysis systems. The first three evaluations, Senseval-1 through Senseval-3, were focused on word sense disambiguation, each time growing in the number of languages offered in the tasks and in the number of participating teams. Beginning with the 4th workshop, SemEval-2007, the nature of the tasks evolved to include semantic analysis tasks outside of word sense disambiguation.

Upcoming and Past Events

Event Year Location Notes
SemEval 3 to be determined to be determined - discussion at SemEval 3 Group
SemEval 2 2010 Uppsala, Sweden - proceedings
SemEval 1 2007 Prague, Czech Republic - proceedings
- copy of website at Internet Archive
SENSEVAL 3 2004 Barcelona, Spain - proceedings
SENSEVAL 2 2001 Toulouse, France - main link provides links to results, data, system descriptions, task descriptions, and workshop program
- copy of website at Internet Archive
SENSEVAL 1 1998 East Sussex, UK - papers in Computers and the Humanities, subscribers or pay per view


Issues in Semantic Evaluation