Call for Papers


1. You are strongly encouraged to submit a short system description paper by March 4, 2016:


2. You can write a paper regardless of whether you plan to attend SemEval-2016 at San Diego (registration for SemEval-2016 and participation are optional, but strongly encouraged). Your paper will be published even if you do not register for SemEval-2016 (provided that reviewers find it to be of acceptable quality).

3. There is no need to describe the task in much detail, as you can point to the system description paper instead (BibTex below). We will cite back your system description paper in the task description paper:

  author    = {Nakov, Preslav  and  M\`{a}rquez, Llu\'{i}s  and  Moschitti, Alessandro  and  Magdy, Walid  and Mubarak, Hamdy and Freihat, Abed Alhakim and  Glass, Jim  and  Randeree, Bilal},
  title     = {{SemEval}-2016 Task 3: Community Question Answering},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation},
  series    = {SemEval '16},
  month     = {June},
  year      = {2016},
  address   = {San Diego, California},
  publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics},


Contact Info


  • Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU
  • Lluís Màrquez, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU
  • Alessandro Moschitti, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU
  • Walid Magdy, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU
  • James Glass, CSAIL-MIT
  • Bilal Randeree, Qatar Living

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Other Info


  • Task description paper is now released!
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