Welcome to the Subtask 1 of the MADAR Shared Task on Arabic Fine-Grained Dialect Identification, organized at The Fourth Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop (WANLP 2019). In subtask 1, participants are provided with a large-scale collection of parallel sentences in the travel domain covering the dialects of 25 cities from the Arab World plus standard Arabic (MSA). The task is to build systems that predict a dialect class among one of the 26 labels (25+ MSA) for given sentences.
Systems will be evaluated using Macro Averaged F1-score.
Submission format information is available from the 'Participate' tab above.
The performance of submitted systems will be evaluated on
MADAR-Corpus26-test.tsv which will be made available during the
evaluation phase. MADAR-Corpus6-train.tsv and
MADAR-Corpus6-dev.tsv are provided to aid building the models.
Participants are welcome to use both of these files for training
The training data from MADAR-Shared-Task-Subtask-2 is allowed.
External manually labelled data sets are *NOT* allowed.
However, the use of publicly available unlabelled data is allowed.
IMPORTANT: Participants are NOT allowed to use
MADAR-Corpus26-dev.tsv for training purposes. Participants must
report the performance of their best system on
MADAR-Corpus26-dev.tsv in their Shared Task system description
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Created by Houda, Bouamor, Nizar Habash, Mohammad Salameh, Wajdi
Zaghouani, Owen Rambow, Dana Abdulrahim, Ossama Obeid, Salam Khalifa,
Fadhl Eryani, Alexander Erdmann and Kemal Oflazer.
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If you use this resource, cite:
Bouamor, Houda, Nizar Habash, Mohammad Salameh, Wajdi Zaghouani, Owen
Rambow, Dana Abdulrahim, Ossama Obeid, Salam Khalifa, Fadhl Eryani,
Alexander Erdmann and Kemal Oflazer. The MADAR Arabic Dialect Corpus
and Lexicon. In Proceedings of the International Conference on
Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018), Miyazaki, Japan, 2018.
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