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Paper format guideline

posted Apr 27, 2016, 2:05 AM by M B

All submissions must be in PDF format and must follow the ACL 2016 formatting requirements (style files available at http://www.acl2016.org/files/acl2016.zip). We strongly advise the use of the provided Word or LaTeX template files.

What is the difference between "cat" and "cat+ner"

posted Feb 11, 2016, 6:59 AM by Nédellec Claire

In "cat" tasks participants are given the entity boundaries as input, the prediction output is normalization (categories) only. In "cat+ner" tasks, participants are given the text only, the prediction output is entity boundaries and their normalization (categories). 

Geographical in entity categorization task

posted Feb 11, 2016, 6:57 AM by Nédellec Claire

Question? Looking at all the *.a1 files the only types of annotations are Title, Paragraph, Bacteria, and Habitat, should there not be annotations for geographical places ?

Answerthe entity categorization task does not involve Geographical entities, but only Bacteria and Habitat entities.

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