We are pleased to announce the following tasks in SemEval-2018.


Affect and Creative Language in Tweets

  • Task 1: Affect in Tweets
  • Task 2: Multilingual Emoji Prediction
  • Task 3: Irony Detection in English Tweets


  • Task 4: Character Identification on Multiparty Dialogues
  • Task 5: Counting Events and Participants within Highly Ambiguous Data covering a very long tail

Information Extraction

  • Task 6: Parsing Time Normalizations
  • Task 7: Semantic Relation Extraction and Classification in Scientific Papers
  • Task 8: Semantic Extraction from CybersecUrity REports using Natural Language Processing (SecureNLP)

Lexical Semantics

  • Task 9: Hypernym Discovery
  • Task 10: Capturing Discriminative Attributes

Reading Comprehension and Reasoning

  • Task 11: Machine Comprehension using Commonsense Knowledge
  • Task 12: Argument Reasoning Comprehension Task


Contact Info


  • Marianna Apidianaki, LIMSI, CNRS, University Paris-Saclay & University of Pennsylvania
  • Saif M. Mohammad, National Research Council Canada
  • Ekaterina Shutova, University of Cambridge
  • Jonathan May, ISI
  • Steven Bethard, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Marine Carpuat, University of Maryland


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Other Info


  • TBD