Fourth Evaluation Campaign of
Natural Language Processing and Speech Tools for Italian

11 December 2014
Pisa, Italy

Workshop of the XIII AI*IA Symposium on Artificial Intelligence

Following the success of Evalita 2007, Evalita 2009 and Evalita 2011, we are organising Evalita 2014, the fourth evaluation campaign of Natural Language Processing and Speech tools for Italian, supported by the NLP working group of AI*IA (Associazione Italiana per l'Intelligenza Artificiale/Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence) and AISV (Associazione Italiana di Scienze della Voce/Italian Association of Speech Science).

Details and calls can be found at the:

EVALITA 2014 website

EVALITA Proceedings

Workshop Program

EVALITA Workshop - 11 December 2014 Sala Gerace, Building C

10:30-10:40 Introduction to the Workshop
10:40-11:40 SENTIiment POLarity Classification (SENTIPOLC)
11:40-12:20 EValuation of Events and Temporal Information (EVENTI)
12:20-13:00 Dependency Parsing (DPIE, CLaP)

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-13:00 Plenary session: In memory of Giovanni Soda

14:30-15:30 Invited talk
Resources and Algorithms for Broad-coverage Multilingual Syntactic Analysis
Ryan McDonald, Google Research
Ryan McDonald Ryan McDonald is a Research Scientist at Google. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Hon. B.Sc. from the University of Toronto. Ryan's thesis focused on the problem of syntactic dependency parsing. His work allowed complex linguistic constructions to be modeled in a direct and tractable way, which enabled parsers that are both efficient and accurate. In 2008 he wrote a book on the subject entitled Dependency Parsing. Since joining Google, Ryan has continued to work on syntactic analysis, in particular, extending statistical models learned on resource rich languages, like English, to resource poor languages. Ryan's research also addresses how these systems can be used to improve the quality of a number of important user-facing technologies, such as search, machine translation, and sentiment analysis.

Home page: Ryan

15:30-16:00 Emotion Recognition Task (ERT)

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:00 Forced Alignment on Children Speech (FACS)
17:00-17:30 Speech Activity detection and Speaker LOcalization in DOMestic environments (SASLODOM)
17:30-17:45 Human and Machine Dialect Identification from natural speech and artificial stimuli (HMDI)
17:45-18:45 Poster session

Important Dates

Early Registration: 31 October 2014
Late Registration: 28 November 2014
Workshop Date: 11 December 2014

Workshop Organizers