NEGes 2019 task: Negation in Spanish

Salud María Jiménez-Zafra, Noa Patricia Cruz Díaz, Roser Morante, María Teresa Martín-Valdivia

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This paper presents the 2019 edition of the NEGES task, Negation in Spanish, held on September 24 as part of the evaluation forum IberLEF in the 35th International Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing. In this edition, two sub-tasks were proposed: Sub-task A: “Negation cues detection” and Sub-task B: “Role of negation in sentiment analysis”. The dataset used for both sub-tasks was the SFU ReviewSP-NEG corpus. About 13 teams showed interest in the task and 5 teams finally submitted results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIberian Languages Evaluation Forum 2019
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Iberian Languages Evaluation Forum (IberLEF 2019) co-located with 35th Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing (SEPLN 2019), Bilbao, Spain, September 24th, 2019
EditorsMiguel Ángel Garciá Cumbreras
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sept 2019
Event2019 Iberian Languages Evaluation Forum, IberLEF 2019 - Bilbao, Spain
Duration: 24 Sept 201924 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1613-0073


Conference2019 Iberian Languages Evaluation Forum, IberLEF 2019


This work has been partially supported by a grant from the Ministerio de Edu-cación Cultura y Deporte (MECD - scholarship FPU014/00983), Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER), and REDES project (TIN2015-65136-C2-1-R) and LIVING-LANG project (RTI2018-094653-B-C21) from the Spanish Government. RM is supported by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) via the Spinoza-prize awarded to Piek Vossen (SPI 30-673, 2014-2019).

FundersFunder number
Ministerio de Edu-cación Cultura y Deporte
Spanish Government
Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y DeporteFPU014/00983
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk OnderzoekSPI 30-673, 2014-2019
European Regional Development FundTIN2015-65136-C2-1-R, RTI2018-094653-B-C21


    • Cue detection
    • Negation
    • Negation processing
    • NEGES 2019
    • Sentiment analysis


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