Important Dates

  • Mon 01 Aug 2016: Trial data ready
  • Mon 05 Sep 2016: Training data ready
  • Mon 09 Jan 2017: Evaluation starts
  • Wed 12 Jan 2017: (delayed) Release of test data for subtasks A, B, C, and D
  • Tue 24 Jan 2017: (delayed) Release of test data for subtask E
  • Mon 30 Jan 2017: Last day for submitting results in CodaLab
  • Mon 06 Feb 2017: Results posted
  • Mon 27 Feb 2017: Paper submissions due (check this page for details)
  • Mon 03 Apr 2017: Author notifications
  • Mon 17 Apr 2017: Camera ready submissions due
  • Thu  03 Aug 2017: SemEval workshop at ACL 2017, Vancouver, Canada (2-day workshop)

Contact Info


  • Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU
  • Lluís Màrquez, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU
  • Alessandro Moschitti, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU
  • Hamdy Mubarak, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU
  • Timothy Baldwin, The University of Melbourne
  • Doris Hoogeveen, The University of Melbourne
  • Karin Verspoor, The University of Melbourne

email :

Other Info


  • 14 Feb. 2017: Submit your paper by February 27
  • 11 Feb. 2017: The results and all scores are released
  • 30 Jan. 2017: The closing date for test submissions is January 30th midnight UTC-12.
  • 24 Jan. 2017: Test set for subtask E is available now. (here)
  • 12 Jan. 2017: Test sets for subtasks A-D are available now. (data webpage)
  • 9 Jan. 2017: The release of test data for subtasks A-D is delayed by some days. Apologies for the inconvenience.
  • 5 Jan. 2017: Submission deadline is set to be January 30.
  • 5 Jan. 2017: New web page created with instructions on how to submit system results.
  • 8 Dec 2016: Separate competitions for the subtasks have been set up at CodaLab, where you can submit your results: Subtask A, Subtask B, Subtask C, Subtask D, and Subtask E. You can submit results both for the development set and the test set here, receive scores and choose what to publish on the leaderboard.
  • 8 Dec 2016: A new scorer is now available from the Data and Tools page, which can also be used for subtask E
  • Register to participate here