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FNP-FNS 2020 : CFP: 1st Joint Workshop on Financial Narrative Processing and MultiLing Financial Summarisation (FNP-FNS 2020)


When Sep 13, 2020 - Sep 13, 2020
Where Barcelona
Submission Deadline TBD

Call For Papers

The 1st Joint Workshop on Financial Narrative Processing and MultiLing Financial Summarisation (FNP-FNS 2020)

To be held at The 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING'2020), Barcelona, Spain on 13 September 2020.
Workshop URL:

SoftConf Submission URL:

We introduce 3 shared tasks as follows:
1) Financial summarisation (FNS 2020),
2) Financial Reports structure detection (FinTOC 2020),
3) Causality Identification in Financial documents (FinCausal 2020).
Links to shared tasks can be found on:

First call for workshop papers Dec 1, 2019
First call for shared task participants Dec 1, 2019
Second call for workshop papers Mar 18, 2020
Second call for shared task participants Mar 18, 2020
Shared task results due May 1, 2020
Shared task papers due May 15, 2020
Workshop papers due May 20, 2020
Notification of acceptance Jun 24, 2020
Camera-ready papers due Jul 11, 2020
Workshop and shared task dates Sep 13, 2020

This is the first joint workshop between FNP and MultiLing workshops (, both workshops have been running for several years with great success.
The joint workshop will focus on the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning (ML), and Corpus Linguistics (CL) methods related to all aspects of financial text mining and financial narrative processing (FNP) in addition to demonstrating the value and challenges of applying summarisation to multilingual financial text, usually referred to as financial narrative disclosures.
There is a growing interest in the application of automatic and computer-aided approaches for extracting, summarising, and analysing both qualitative and quantitative financial data.

Financial narrative disclosures represent a large part of firms overall financial communications with investors.
Textual commentaries help to clarify issues obscured by complex accounting methods and footnote disclosures.
In addition, narratives summarise corporate strategy, contextualise results, explain governance arrangements, describe corporate social responsibility policy, and provide forward-looking information for investors.

We invite submissions on topics that include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Applying core technologies on financial narratives: morphological analysis, disambiguation, tokenization, POS tagging, named entity recognition, chunking, parsing, semantic role labelling, sentiment analysis, document quality and advanced readability metrics etc.
- Using NLP to detect misreporting in relation to diversity and wellbeing on issues related to gender, ethnicity, women at work as well as employee mental health and stability.
- Financial narratives resources: dictionaries, annotated data, tools and technologies etc.
- Given the international nature of the conference, we particularly welcome FNP papers reporting non- English and multilingual research, describing the different regulatory regimes within which companies operate internationally. Summarisation across domains and sources that are related to finance (e.g. company blogs, product reviews, market briefs, etc.), this includes financial multilingual and cross-lingual summarisation using single-document summarisation, multi-document summarisation, summarisation evaluation, headline generation, cross-domain/cross-topic summarisation.


- Dr Mahmoud El-Haj, Lancaster University (General Chair)
- Dr Houda Bouamor, CMU, Qatar (FNP Program Chair)
- Dr Marina Litvak, Shamoon Academic College of Engineering (FNS Program Chair)
- Dr Paul Rayson, Lancaster University (FNP Program Chair)
- Dr Vasiliki Athanasakou, Saint Mary’s University (FNP-FNS Program Chair and Advisor)
- Dr George Giannakopoulos, NCSR Demokritos (FNS Program Chair)
- Dr Sira Ferradans, Fortia Financial Solution (Publication Chair, FinToc Shared Task Organiser)
- Naja-Imane Bentabet, Fortia Financial Solution (FinToc Shared Task Organiser)
- Remi Juge, Fortia Financial Solution (FinToc Shared Task Organiser)
- Dr Catherine Salzedo, Lancaster University (FNP-FNS Publicity Chair)
- Nikiforos Pittaras, NCSR Demokritos (Publicity Chair and FNS Shared Task Organiser)
- Ahmed AbuRaed, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (FNS Shared Task Organiser)
- Dr Ans Elhag, Lancaster University (FNP-FNS Publication Chair)
- Dominique Mariko, (FinCausal Shared Task Orgnaiser)
- Anubhav Gupta, (FinCausal Shared Task Orgnaiser)
- Hanna Abi-Akl, (FinCausal Shared Task Orgnaiser)
- Hugues de Mazancourt, (FinCausal Shared Task Orgnaiser)

The workshop supports the ACL anti-harassment policy.

For any questions please contact General Chair: m.el-haj at

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