Overview of the ALTA 2019 shared task: sarcasm target identification

Diego Molla, Aditya Joshi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

1 Downloads (Pure)


We present an overview of the 2019 ALTA shared task. This is the 10th of the series of shared tasks organised by ALTA since 2010. The task was to detect the target of sarcastic comments posted on social media. We introduce the task, describe the data and present the results of baselines and participants. This year’s shared task was particularly challenging and no participating systems improved the results of our baseline.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th Annual Workshop of the Australasian Language Technology Association
EditorsMeladel Mistica, Massimo Piccardi, Andrew MacKinlay
Place of PublicationMelbourne, VIC
PublisherAustralasian Language Technology Association
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventProceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop 2019 - UTS, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20196 Dec 2019


ConferenceProceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop 2019
Abbreviated titleALTA'2019

Bibliographical note

Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.

Cite this