The paper “A Multilingual Benchmark to Capture Olfactory Situations over Time​” authored by  Stefano Menini, Sara Tonelli, Teresa Paccosi and other ODEUROPA members has been accepted for presentation at the 3rd International Workshop on Computational Approaches to Language Change. The workshop is co-located with ACL in Dublin and will take place May 26-27.


We present a benchmark in six European languages containing manually annotated information about olfactory situations and events following a FrameNet-like approach. The documents selection covers ten domains of olfactory interest to cultural historians from 1620 to 1920, allowing a diachronic analysis of smell descriptions. With this work, we aim to foster the development of olfactory information extraction approaches as well as the analysis of changes in smell descriptions over time.

Benchmark & related code available on Github.