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Temporal and Spatial Content Tracking

The abstract "Crowdsourcing Temporal Relations in Italian and English" by Tommaso Caselli (CLTL-VUA, Amsterdam) and Rachele Sprugnoli (DH-FBK) has been accepted at the 25th Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN25).

The conference will take place at the City Campus of the University of Antwerp on February 5-6, 2015.

In the context of her PhD research, Rachele Sprugnoli has prepared a questionnaire about the notion of “event” for historians and the interest towards the use of Natural Language Processing tools to support historical investigations.

The round table "Time and Language", organized by Tommaso Caselli (VUA, Amsterdam) and Rachele Sprugnoli (DH-FBK), will be held in Genoa on Thursday October 30 as part of "Festival della Scienza".

The paper "An Analysis of Causality between Events and its Relation to Temporal Information" by Paramita Mirza and Sara Tonelli has been accepted for oral presentation at the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2014).

We are happy to announce that the first part of the Training Data for the EVENTI task is now available for download. For instructions go to

In addition, also the first version of our task guidelines is online:

Our PhD student Stefano Menini has been awarded a Google grant to attend the 4th Lisbon Machine Learning School. Competition was tough and only 14% of the applications got funded. Congratulations!

The call for interest for EVALITA 2014 tasks is open.

Academic institutions and industrial organizations interested in participating in the EVENTI task can fill in the form at the following address:

The paper "Annotating causality in the TempEval-3 corpus" by Paramita Mirza, Rachele Sprugnoli, Sara Tonelli and Manuela Speranza has been accepted for presentation at EACL-2014 Workshop on Computational Approaches to Causality in Language, 26 April, Gothenburg, Sweden.


The website of the EVENTI (EValuation of Events aNd Temporal Information) task at EVALITA 2014 is now online:

Documentation, data and tools related to the task will be made available on the website.

The following hashtags can be used to disseminate the initiative through Twitter: #evalita2014 #EVENTI #Time.

The EVALITA 2014 workshop will be held in conjunction with CLIC 2014,the first Italian Computational Linguistics Conference.