Call for Papers


SemEval-2014 invites papers that describe the tasks as well as system description papers of participating systems.  The only accepted formats for submitted papers is PDF. Papers should be submitted using the START system:

Papers will follow a two column format; style files can be downloaded from the following link:

        SemEval-2014 style files

Note that paper reviewing will NOT be blind, so you can include authors' names, affiliations, and references in the submitted paper.


SemEval-2014 Task Description Paper

Paper Title:  The title should follow the pattern "SemEval-2014 Task <NUMBER>: <TASK NAME>".

For example: "SemEval-2014 Task 3: Cross-Level Semantic Similarity"

Page Limit: Up to 8 pages + 2 pages for references


SemEval-2014 System Description Paper

Paper Title:  The title should follow the pattern "<TEAM_ID> :  <Paper Title>"  where <TEAM_ID> is the team ID used when registering with SemEval-2014 and <Paper Title> is the title of your paper.

Page Limit:  A system description paper has up to 4 pages of content + 2 pages for references. If a team participates in more than one task, there are two options:

(a) If the same system (with some modifications) was used for the different tasks, there should be a single system description paper, where each additional task adds + 2 additional pages of content, up to a maximum of 8 pages of content, + 2 pages for references. As START asks to assign a paper to a single task, select the task that fits best.

(b) If the systems used for the different tasks are sufficiently different, participants can submit separate description papers for each task they participated in.

Papers should describe the methods used clearly, and in sufficient detail in order to ensure reproducibility.

The system papers will be reviewed by other task participants in the same task. We expect that task participants are happy to review papers within the same task.


The schedule is very tight and deadlines will be strictly followed:

    April 30, 2014 May 15, 2014 (23:59 UTC-12) Paper submission deadline

    May 30, 2014 June 10, 2014 Paper reviews due
    June 30, 2014  Camera ready papers due

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