Fact-Ita Bank consists of 170 news stories (for a total of 65,455 tokens) selected from Ita-TimeBank annotated with factuality information on top of TimeML event annotation.
Fact-Ita Bank is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Contributors: Begoña Altuna, Tommaso Caselli, Anne-Lyse Minard, Alessandro Marchetti, Manuela Speranza, Maria Giulia Zen
Publications or presentations containing research results obtained through the use of Fact-Ita Bank should cite the following reference:
Anne-Lyse Minard, Alessandro Marchetti, and Manuela Speranza. 2014. Event Factuality in Italian: Annotation of News Stories from the Ita-TimeBank. In Proceedings of CLIC-it, Pisa, December 2014.
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Developments of Fact-Ita Bank
Fact-Ita Bank for FactA@EVALITA 2016: a revised of Fact-Ita Bank (169 news stories) released as training data for the FactA Task at EVALITA 2016.
Publications or presentations containing research results obtained through the use of Fact-Ita Bank for FactA@EVALITA 2016 should cite the following reference:
Anne-Lyse Minard, Manuela Speranza, and Tommaso Caselli. The EVALITA 2016 Event Factuality Annotation Task (FactA). In Proceedings of Third Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics (CLiC-it 2016) & Fifth Evaluation Campaign of Natural Language Processing and Speech Tools for Italian, Accademia University Press, Napoli, Italy, December 5-7, 2016.
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Fact-Ita Bank Negation: Fact-Ita Bank for FactA@EVALITA 2016 has been enriched with a new level of annotation, namely negation cues, their scope and their focus.
Publications or presentations containing research results obtained through the use of Fact-Ita Bank Negation should cite the following reference:
Begoña Altuna, Anne-Lyse Minard, and Manuela Speranza. The Scope and Focus of Negation: A Complete Annotation Framework for Italian. In Proceedings of EACL 2017, SEMBEAR workshop, Valencia, Spain, April 4, 2017.
The guidelines used for annotating the corpus are available: Download Guidelines
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