SemEval 2014 Task 8: Broad-Coverage Semantic Dependency Parsing

Stephan Oepen, Marco Kuhlmann, Yusuke Miyao, Daniel Zeman, Dan Flickinger, Jan Hajič, Angelina Ivanova, and Yi Zhang. SemEval 2014 Task 8: Broad-Coverage Semantic Dependency Parsing. In Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2014), pages 63–72, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 2014.


Task 8 at SemEval 2014 defines Broad-Coverage Semantic Dependency Parsing (SDP) as the problem of recovering sentence-internal predicate–argument relationships for all content words, i.e. the semantic structure constituting the relational core of sentence meaning. In this task description, we position the problem in comparison to other sub-tasks in computational language analysis, introduce the semantic dependency target representations used, reflect on high-level commonalities and differences between these representations, and summarize the task setup, participating systems, and main results.