SSIX is organising a Shared Task in the International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval) 2017

What is SemEval ?

International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation 2017

SemEval (Semantic Evaluation) is an ongoing series of evaluations of computational semantic analysis systems, organised under the umbrella of SIGLEX, the Special Interest Group on the Lexicon of the Association for Computational Linguistics. SemEval has evolved from the SensEval word sense disambiguation evaluation series. The SemEval Wikipedia entry and the ACL SemEval Wiki provide a more detailed historical overview. SemEval-2017 will be the 11th workshop on semantic evaluation and will be collocated with the 55th annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). SemEval will be held in Vancouver, Canada, at the Westin Bayshore Hotel August 3rd and 4th, 2017.


Our task : SemEval-2017 Task 5

Fine-Grained Sentiment Analysis on Financial Microblogs and News

Task Description

The proposed task aims at catalysing discussions around approaches of semantic interpretation of financial texts by targeting a concrete sentiment analysis task, which identifies bullish (optimistic; believing that the stock price will increase) and bearish (pessimistic; believing that the stock price will decline) sentiment associated with companies and stocks.


  1. Developing state-of-the-art on classification methods for sentiment analysis in the domain of financial texts.
  2. Incentivising the creation of new lexical resources for the financial domain.
  3. Understanding how state-of-the-art sentiment analysis performs on a domain-specific / highly technical corpora.
  4. Improving the understanding of linguistic phenomena and the creation of semantic models for the financial domain.

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This blog post was written by SSIX partner Insight@NUIG.
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