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SAIL 2015 : First Shared task on Sentiment Analysis in Indian Languages (SAIL) Tweets @ MIKE 2015


When Dec 9, 2015 - Dec 11, 2015
Where Hyderabad, India
Submission Deadline Jul 14, 2015
Categories    NLP   sentiment analysis   social media text

Call For Papers

First Shared task on Sentiment Analysis in Indian Languages (SAIL) Tweets @ MIKE 2015

Sentiment Analysis (SA) has became a main stream research during the last two decades with a immense possibility. On the other hand the evolution of social media texts – such as blogs, micro-blogs (e.g., Twitter), and chats (e.g., Facebook messages) – has created many new opportunities for information access and language technology, but also many new challenges, making it one of the prime present-day research areas. Indeed sentiment analysis in social media text is a hot research discipline in present days, but most of the efforts so far have been made on English. To this end this shared task: SAIL will patronise Indian researchers to work on automatic sentiment analysis for their own languages by providing them relevant data. Prime motivation of the SAIL 2015 is to gather researchers, experts and practitioners together to discuss, collaborate and instigate the SA research particularly for Indian languages, which involves resource creation, sharing and future collaboration.

The Task
Participants will be provided training, development and test data to report the efficiency of their sentiment analysis system. Hindi, and Bengali annotated tweets will be released. We are also planning to have Tamil and Telugu data. Efficiency will be measured in terms of Precision, Recall, and F-measure. Shortlisted candidates will present their techniques and results in a special session at MIKE 2015.

Important Dates
Trial Data ready: July 1, 2015
Training Data Release: July 15, 2015
Evaluation Data Release: August 1, 2015
Run Submission: August 4, 2015
Report Submission: August 19, 2015
Reviews on Reports: September 10, 2015

Amitava Das IIIT Sri City, India
Dipankar Das Jadavpur University, India
Manish Shrivastava IIIT Hyderabad,India
Rajendra Prasath IIT Kharagpur,India

Advisory Member
Paolo Rosso Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

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