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SlavicNER @ BSNLP 2019 : BSNLP-2019 2nd Edition of the Shared Task on Multilingual Named Entity Recognition for Slavic languages


When Aug 2, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Where Florence, Italy
Abstract Registration Due Apr 26, 2019
Submission Deadline May 9, 2019
Notification Due May 24, 2019
Final Version Due Jun 3, 2019
Categories    shared task   ner   slavic languages

Call For Papers


We are happy to announce the
2nd edition of the Multilingual Named Entity Recognition for Slavic languages

Sponsored by ACL SIGSlav
Email contact []

The ACL Special Interest Group on Slavic NLP invites participation in the 2nd edition
of the Shared Task on Multilingual Named Entity Recognition for Slavic languages.
Results of the shared task will be presented at the BSNLP-2019 Workshop,
to be held at ACL-2019 [] in Florence, Italy, on 2 August, 2019.

The task aims at recognizing mentions of named entities in news articles in Slavic languages,
their lemmatization, and cross-language matching.

The 2019 edition of the shared task covers four languages:
* Bulgarian,
* Czech,
* Polish,
* Russian.

and focuses on recognition of five types of named entities including:
* persons,
* locations,
* organizations,
* events,
* products.

The detailed task description and system response guidelines are available at

IMPORTANT: it is not mandatory to participate in the full-fledged version of the task,
e.g., monolingual system responses without lemmatization of the extracted named entities
will be evaluated and scored too.

Data Sets

The training data will consist of two moderate-size sets of annotated documents,
each related to a specific topic (Brexit and Asia Bibi), whereas the test dataset
will consist of two other sets of raw documents, each also related to a specific topic,
which will be different from the topics in the training data set.
Registered participants will receive the full annotated corpora and further information via email.


Teams that plan to participate should register via sending an email to:
which includes the following information:
* team name,
* team composition,
* contact person,
* contact email.

The registered teams will receive access to data and additional information related to the shared task.


Participants in the shared task are invited to submit a short paper to the BSNLP 2019 workshop (,
although submitting a paper is not mandatory to participate in the shared task.
All accepted shared task papers will appear in the Proceedings of BSNLP 2019 workshop.


8 January 2019 — Shared task announcement and call for participation
15 January 2019 — Release of sample data
25 February 2019 — Release of the full training data
25 April 2019 — Release of blind test data
26 April 2019 — Submission of system responses
3 May 2019 — Sending results to participants
9 May 2019 — Shared task paper submission due (non mandatory)
24 May 2019 — Notification of acceptance
3 June 2019 — Camera-ready shared task papers due
2 August 2019 — BSNLP 2019 workshop


* Michał Marcińczuk
* Petya Osenova
* Jakub Piskorski
* Lidia Pivovarova
* Pavel Přibáň
* Kiril Simov
* Josef Steinberger
* Roman Yangarber

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