Call for Participation


SemEval-2014, the 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluations, an ACL-SIGLEX event, invites participation in a broad range of tasks in the semantic analysis of natural language. The aim of the SemEval series of workshops is to extend the current state-of-the-art in semantic analysis and to help create high quality annotated datasets in a range of increasingly challenging problems in natural language semantics. For more information on SemEval, please see

At SemEval-2014, participants will be able to choose from a wide range of tasks in distributional semantics, semantic similarity, sentiment analysis, semantic parsing, grammar induction, and analysis of clinical text, among others. Participants will be provided with training data sets well in advance to help them develop their systems.
SemEval-2014 is to be co-located with COLING-2014, which will take place in Dublin, Ireland, 23-29 August. The list of tasks with complete descriptions and trial data are now available (see for more detail):

  1. Evaluation of Compositional Distributional Semantic Models on Full Sentences through Semantic Relatedness and Entailment
  2. Grammar Induction for Spoken Dialogue Systems
  3. Cross-Level Semantic Similarity
  4. Aspect Based Sentiment Analysis
  5. L2 Writing Assistant
  6. Supervised Semantic Parsing of Spatial Robot Commands
  7. Analysis of Clinical Text
  8. Broad-Coverage Semantic Dependency Parsing
  9. Sentiment Analysis in Twitter
  10. Multilingual Semantic Textual Similarity 

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Register to participate in SemEval-2014 at

The SemEval-2014 organizers:
Preslav Nakov
Torsten Zesch

Contact Info


  • Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute
  • Torsten Zesch, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Publication Chair
  • Francisco Guzman, Qatar Computing Research Institute
email :

Other Info


  • Aug 15, 2014: LRE Journal Special Issue: CFP
  • July 20, 2014: SemEval schedule and Proceedings released
  • March 15, 2014: Evaluation started
  • December 15, 2013: Training data ready
  • October 30, 2013: Trial data ready
  • November 11, 2013: Register to participate!
  • March 30, 2014: Competition closed
  • April 6, 2014: Call for task and system description papers out
  • June 30, 2014: Camera ready papers due
  • Please register for SemEval via the COLING website