We report results from the SR'19 Shared Task, the second edition of a multilingual surface realisation task organised as part of the EMNLP'19 Workshop on Multilingual Surface Realisation. As in SR'18, the shared task comprised two tracks with different levels of complexity: (a) a shallow track where the inputs were full UD structures with word order information removed and tokens lemmatised; and (b) a deep track where additionally, functional words and morphological information were removed. The shallow track was offered in eleven, and the deep track in three languages. Systems were evaluated (a) automatically, using a range of intrinsic metrics, and (b) by human judges in terms of readability and meaning similarity. This report presents the evaluation results, along with descriptions of the SR'19 tracks, data and evaluation methods. For full descriptions of the participating systems, please see the separate system reports elsewhere in this volume.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Multilingual Surface Realisation (MSR 2019)|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong, China|
|Publisher||Association for Computational Linguistics|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2019|
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Mille, S., Belz, A., Bohnet, B., Graham, Y., & Wanner, L. (2019). The Second Multilingual Surface Realisation Shared Task (SR'19): Overview and Evaluation Results. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Multilingual Surface Realisation (MSR 2019) (pp. 1-17). Association for Computational Linguistics. https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/D19-6301