FEVER 3 Workshop

Call for Papers

With billions of individual pages on the web providing information on almost every conceivable topic, we should have the ability to collect facts that answer almost every conceivable question.
However, only a small fraction of this information is contained in structured sources (Wikidata, Freebase, etc.) – we are therefore limited by our ability to transform free-form text to structured knowledge.
There is, however, another problem that has become the focus of a lot of recent research and media coverage: false information coming from unreliable sources. 1, 2

In an effort to jointly address both problems, herein we are organizing the 3rd instalment of the Fact Extraction and VERification (FEVER) workshop (following up on the 2019 and 2018 workshops) to promoting research in these areas.

Submissions

We invite long and short papers on all topics related to fact extraction and verification, including:

  • Information Extraction
  • Semantic Parsing
  • Knowledge Base Population
  • Natural Language Inference
  • Textual Entailment Recognition
  • Argumentation Mining
  • Machine Reading and Comprehension
  • Claim Validation/Fact checking
  • Question Answering
  • Theorem Proving
  • Stance detection
  • Adversarial learning
  • Computational journalism
  • System demonstrations on the FEVER and FEVER 2.0 Shared Tasks

Long/short papers should consist of eight/four pages of content plus unlimited pages for bibliography. Submissions must be in PDF format, anonymized for review, and follow the ACL 2020 two-column format, using the LaTeX style files or Word templates or the Overleaf template from the official ACL website.

Each long paper submission consists of a paper of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus unlimited pages for references; final versions of long papers will be given one additional page (up to nine pages with unlimited pages for references) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.

Each short paper submission consists of up to four (4) pages of content, plus unlimited pages for references; final versions of short papers will be given one additional page (up to five pages in the proceedings and unlimited pages for references) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.

Papers can be submitted as non-archival, so that their content can be reused for other venues. Please select the "NON-ARCHIVAL" submission type in Softconf. Non-archival papers will be linked from this webpage.

Authors can also submit extended abstracts of up to eight pages of content. Add "(EXTENDED ABSTRACT)" to the title of an extended abstract submission. Extended abstracts will be presented as talks or posters if selected by the program committee, but not included in the proceedings. Thus, your work will retain the status of being unpublished and later submission at another venue is not precluded.

Previously published work can also be submitted as an extended abstract in the same way, with the additional requirement to state on the first page the original publication.

Softconf submission link: http://softconf.com/acl2020/FEVER

FEVER Shared task

We encourage continued participation in the existing FEVER and FEVER 2.0 shared tasks. We will accept system description papers for both the two previous shared tasks. For more information on the shared tasks please visit the following pages: FEVER and FEVER 2.0.

Important dates

  • First call for papers: 20 November 2019
  • Second call for papers: 20 January 2020
  • Third (final) call for papers: 20 March 2020
  • Submission deadline: 6 April 2020
  • Notification: 4 May 2020
  • Camera-ready deadline: 18 May 2020
  • Workshop: 9-10 July (ACL)

All deadlines are calculated at 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Savings Time (UTC -7h).

Organizers

James Thorne

University of Cambridge

Andreas Vlachos

University of Cambridge

Oana Cocarascu

Imperial College London

Christos Christodoulopoulos

Amazon Research Cambridge

Arpit Mittal

Amazon Research Cambridge