TAC 2018 Tracks
Call for Participation
TAC 2018 Workshop
Call for Participation
Text Analysis Conference (TAC 2018)
Track Evaluations: February - October 2018
Workshop: November 13-14, 2018
U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
With support from:
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
U.S. National Institutes Health (NIH)
The Text Analysis Conference (TAC) is a series of shared tasks, evaluations and
workshops organized to promote research in Natural Language
Processing and related applications, by providing a large test
collection, common evaluation procedures, and a forum for
organizations to share their results. TAC comprises multiple tracks,
each of which focuses on a particular subproblem of NLP. TAC tracks
aim to improve end-user tasks, but also include diagnostic and
component evaluations situated within the context of end-user tasks.
You are invited to participate in TAC 2018. Organizations may choose to participate in any or all of the TAC tracks. NIST will provide test data for each track, and track participants will run their NLP systems on the data and return their results to NIST for evaluation. The annual conference culminates in a November workshop at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.
All results submitted to NIST are archived on the TAC web site, and all evaluations of submitted results are included in the conference proceedings. Dissemination of TAC work and results other than in the conference proceedings is welcomed, but the conditions of participation specifically preclude any advertising claims based on TAC results.
TAC 2018 has four tracks:
Organizations wishing to participate in any of the TAC 2018 tracks are
invited to register online by July 15, 2018 at:
Participants are advised to register and submit all required agreement forms as soon as possible in order to receive timely access to track resources, including any sample and training data. Participants should also make sure they are subscribed to the mailing lists for the tracks for which they are registered. Registration for a track does not commit you to participating in the track, but is helpful to know for planning. Late registration will be permitted only if resources allow.
Any questions about conference participation may be sent to the TAC
project manager: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TAC 2018 workshop will be held November 13-14, 2018, in
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. The TAC workshop is a forum both for
presentation of results (including failure analyses and system
comparisons), and for more lengthy system presentations describing
techniques used, experiments run on the data, and other issues of
interest to researchers in NLP.
|TAC 2018 Schedule|
|July 15||Deadline for registration for track participation|
|August - October||Track evaluation windows (varies by track)|
|By mid October||Release of individual evaluated results to participants (most tracks)|
|October 15||Deadline for short system descriptions|
|October 15||Deadline for workshop presentation proposals|
|October 20||Notification of acceptance of presentation proposals|
|November 1||Deadline for system reports (workshop notebook version)|
|November 13-14||TAC 2018 workshop in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA|
|February 15, 2019||Deadline for system reports (final proceedings version)|