Overview of the 2013 ALTA shared task

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The 2013 ALTA shared task was the fourth in the ALTA series of shared tasks, where all participants attempt to solve the same problem using the same data. This year’s shared task was based on the problem of restoring casing and punctuation. As with last year, we used Kaggle in Class as the framework to submit the results and maintaining a leaderboard. There was a strong participation this year, with 50 teams participating, of which 21 teams submitted results that improved on the published baseline. In this overview we describe the task, the process of building the training set, and the evaluation criteria, and present the results of the submitted systems. We also comment on our experience with using Kaggle in Class.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationALTA 2013
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop
EditorsSarvnaz Karimi, Karin Verspoor
Place of PublicationBrisbane
PublisherAustralasian Language Technology Association
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventAustralasian Language Technology Workshop (11th : 2013) - Brisbane
Duration: 4 Dec 20136 Dec 2013


WorkshopAustralasian Language Technology Workshop (11th : 2013)

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