EVALITA NER2011 Dataset

The Evalita NER2011 Dataset contains the test and training data used for the NER task at Evalita 2011.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Evalita website: NER2011.

We distribute:

  • manual transcription and Named Entities annotation;

  • automatic transcription;

  • audio files (please contact us directly to obtain them).

The following research licence is granted through an online form to scholars working for academic and research institutions. Please give us clear evidence about your affiliation (for instance the e-mail account and home-page). If you are an undergraduate or master student the licence should be submitted by a professor of your University.



Evalita NER 2011 Dataset (Corpus)

1) Grant:

Fondazione Bruno Kessler ("FBK") hereby grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable perpetual, royalty-free and worldwide license (the "License") to use the Evalita NER 2011 Dataset (the "Corpus"), a corpus consisting of news programs from the Italian TV channel RTTR (represented by Op.Im. Srl) transcribed and annotated manually with semantic information, solely for educational and research purposes, in accordance with Paragraph 2 below and subject to the terms and conditions of this License Agreement (the "Agreement").

The original texts were given by Op.Im. Srl, which allows FBK to redistribute the texts only for research purposes in the field of language technologies.

2) Limitations on Use:

The License is limited to non-commercial use. Non-commercial use relates only to educational and research purposes. Any other use is considered commercial use. You may not use the Corpus in connection with any business activities. The License is limited to non-military use. You may not use the Corpus in connection with any military activities.

You agree that the Corpus, in whole or in part, shall not be distributed or delivered to any third party. You shall not provide the Corpus for use by anyone except your employees who need access to it for research purposes. You agree to grant FBK a non-exclusive, transferable, unlimited, free use license, to be used only for research activities, of the know-how developed through the use of the Corpus during the duration of this license agreement. For this purpose you will communicate to FBK any application for which the Corpus has been used.3) Copies:

You may copy FBK material only as reasonably necessary for your licensed use.

4) Ownership:

The Corpus and the accompanying documentation are licensed, not sold, to you. All title and intellectual property rights of the original texts are owned by Op.Im. Srl, while the semantic annotations are owned by FBK. The licence issued within this agreement does not confer any title and/or right to you on the Corpus and for this reason you cannot proceed to any record, assignment and/or concession as sub-license of the named Corpus and of the relative rights of use and/or property.

5) Publication Credit:

You agree to acknowledge with appropriate citations both Op.Im. Srl (as far as the origin of the data is concerned) and FBK (as far as the semantic annotation is concerned) in any publication or presentation containing research results obtained in whole or in part through the use of the Corpus.

6) Term of License:

The License is effective upon receipt by you of the Corpus and shall continue until terminated. The License will terminate immediately without notice by FBK if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. You acknowledge that any breach hereof is likely to result in extensive loss and damage to FBK, including loss of profit or opportunity. Upon termination of this License, you shall immediately discontinue all use of the Corpus provided hereunder, and return to FBK or destroy the original and all copies of all such Corpus. All of your obligations under this Agreement shall survive the termination of the License.

7) Warranty:

FBK makes no representations about the suitability, use, or performance of this Corpus or about any content or information made accessible by the Corpus, for any purpose. The Corpus is provided "as is", without express or implied warranties including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement with respect to the Corpus. FBK is not obliged to support or issue updates to the Corpus.

8) Limitation on Liability:

This Corpus is provided free of charge and, accordingly, FBK shall not be liable under any theory for any damages suffered by you or any user of the Corpus. Under no circumstances shall FBK be liable to you or any other person for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any character including, without limitation, damages for loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, or any and all other economic loss or commercial damages arising out of the use or inability to use this Corpus, even if FBK shall have been informed of the possibility of such damages, or for any third-party claims.

9) Indemnification:

You agree to hold harmless, indemnify, and defend FBK, its Trustees, officers, employees, and agents from and against any loss, damage, liability, claim of loss, lawsuit, cause of action, or other claim asserted against them or any of them arising out of, or in any way connected with, your performance of any activity hereunder.

10) Export Controls:

You agree that the Corpus will not be shipped, transferred, or exported into any country or used in any manner prohibited by the Italian and European export laws, restrictions, or regulations.

11) Disputes:

Any controversy or claim of whatsoever nature arising out of or relating in any manner whatsoever to this Agreement or any breach of any terms of this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of Italy. You hereby irrevocably acknowledge and agree that the Court of Trento shall have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any controversy or claim of whatsoever nature arising out of, or relating in any manner to this Agreement, any terms of this Agreement, or any breach of this Agreement or any such terms.

12) Entire Agreement:

This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and it shall not be modified or amended except by an instrument in writing signed by both parties hereto.


NER TASK at EVALITA 2011 website

Contact: Manuela Speranza