FEVER 2.0 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 a workshop promoting research in joint Fact Extraction and VERification (FEVER).
We aim for FEVER to be a long-term venue for work in verifiable knowledge extraction and to stimulate progress in this direction, we will also host the FEVER shared task, an information verification task based on a recently released dataset consisting of 220K claims verified against Wikipedia (Thorne et al., NAACL 2018).

The workshop will consist of oral and poster presentation of submitted papers including papers from the shared task participants, panel discussions and presentations by the following invited speakers:

William Wang

University of California, Santa Barbara

Emine Yilmaz

University College London

Hoifung Poon

Microsoft Research

Sameer Singh

University of California, Irvine

Mevan Babakar

Full Fact

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 2.0 Shared Task

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 EMNLP 2019 two-column format, using the LaTeX style files or Word templates to be provided on the official EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019 website.

Papers can be submitted as non-archival, so that their content can be reused for other venues. Add "(NON-ARCHIVAL)" to the title of the submission. 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: TBD

FEVER Shared task

For more information on the shared task please visit the following page: Shared Task

Important dates

  • First call for papers: 10 May 2019
  • Second call for papers: 14 June 2019
  • Submission deadline: 19 August 2019
  • Notification: 16 September 2019
  • Camera-ready deadline: 30 September 2019
  • Workshop: 3/4 November (EMNLP-IJCNLP)

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