Shared Task on Extrinsic Parser Evaluation
The First Shared Task on Extrinsic Parser Evaluation (EPE 2017) seeks to provide better estimates of the relative utility of different types of dependency representations for a variety of downstream applications that depend heavily on the analysis of grammatical structure. The task is sponsored jointly by the Fourth International Conference on Dependency Linguistics (DepLing 2017) and the 15th International Conference on Parsing Technologies (IWPT 2017), which will be co-located in Pisa (Italy) from September 18 to 22, 2017.
On Wednesday, September 20, DepLing and IWPT will hold one overlapping day of joint programme, seeking to exploit the (broad) points of contact between dependency linguistics and parsing technologies. The EPE 2017 shared task will form part of the joint programme for the two conferences on September 20 and is expected to give rise to a more informed comparison of dependency representations both empirically and linguistically.
EPE 2017 is co-organized by LTG staff Emanuele Lapponi, Stephan Oepen, Erik Velldal, and Lilja Øvrelid—jointly with colleagues at the Universities of Copenhagen, Helsinki, Uppsala, and Turku.