WItaC is the Italian section of the NewsReader MEANTIME corpus. It consists of the Italian translation of 120 English Wikinews (http://en.wikinews.org/) articles on four topics (i.e. Airbus and Boeing, Apple Inc., Stock market, and General Motors, Chrysler and Ford) and has been annotated manually at multiple levels, including entities, events, event factuality, temporal information, semantic roles, and intra-document and cross-document event and entity coreference.
For the annotation guidelines and other information, please refer to the NewsReader website: NewsReader MEANTIME corpus.
WItaC has been used as test data for the Evalita FactA task (Event Factuality Annotation) at EVALITA 2016.
For the annotation guidelines and other information, please refer to the Evalita website: FactA@EVALITA2016.
As part of the NewsReader MEANTIME corpus, WItaC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
If you use WItaC, please cite one of the following papers:
Anne-Lyse Minard, Manuela Speranza, Ruben Urizar, Begona Altuna, Marieke van Erp, Anneleen Schoen, and Chantal van Son. MEANTIME, the NewsReader Multilingual Event and Time Corpus. In Proceedings of the 10th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2016),European Language Resources Association (ELRA), Portorož, Slovenia,23-28 My 2016.
Manuela Speranza and Anne-Lyse Minard. Cross-language projection of multilayer semantic annotation in the NewsReader Wikinews Italian Corpus (WItaC). In Proceedings of the Second Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics (CLiC-it 2015), Accademia University Press, pp. 252-257, Trento, Italy, 3-4 December 2015.
If you use WItaC for FactA@EVALITA2016, please cite the following paper:
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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