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SemEval-2020 Task 12: Multilingual Offensive Language Identification in Social Media (OffensEval 2020)

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  • Marcos Zampieri
  • Preslav Nakov
  • Sara Rosenthal
  • Pepa Atanasova
  • Georgi Karadzhov
  • Hamdy Mubarak
  • Leon Derczynski
  • Zeses Pitenis
  • Cagri Coltekin

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We present the results and main findings of SemEval-2020 Task 12 on Multilingual Offensive Language Identification in Social Media (OffensEval 2020). The task involves three subtasks corresponding to the hierarchical taxonomy of the OLID schema (Zampieri et al., 2019a) from OffensEval 2019. The task featured five languages: English, Arabic, Danish, Greek, and Turkish for Subtask A. In addition, English also featured Subtasks B and C. OffensEval 2020 was one of the most popular tasks at SemEval-2020 attracting a large number of participants across all subtasks and also across all languages. A total of 528 teams signed up to participate in the task, 145 teams submitted systems during the evaluation period, and 70 submitted system description papers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourteenth Workshop on Semantic Evaluation
Number of pages23
Place of PublicationBarcelona (online)
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Publication dateDec 2020
Pages1425-1447
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

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