EDNIL (2020)

Event Detection from News in Indian Languages


The goal of this track is to detect events from news articles written in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil and English. 

Definition of Event: An event can be an occurrence happening in a certain place during a particular interval of time with or without the participation of human agents. It may be part of a chain of occurrences or an outcome or effect of preceding occurrence or a cause of succeeding occurrences. An event can occur naturally or it can be because of human actions.

An event can have a location, time, agents involved (causing agent and on which the effect of the event is felt) etc. The main event can have sub-events as well. We offer the following shared tasks:

Task 1: Event Identification: Identify a piece of text from news articles that contain an event.

Task 2: Event Frame: Create an event frame from the news article containing the following details:

  1. Type: Type and subtype of the line containing the event 
  2. Casualties: No of people is injured or killed/Damages to properties
  3. Time: When the event takes place
  4. Place: Where the event takes place
  5. Reason: Why and how the event takes place

More details on the tasks can be found on Overview of Task.

Participants can participate in any of task and submissions can be any of 5 languages.