NSURL - Task 7: Named Entity Recognition (NER) in Farsi

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May 1, 2019, midnight UTC


July 8, 2019, midnight UTC


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NSURL - Task 7: Named Entity Recognition (NER) in Farsi

Organized by University of Tehran, in collaboration with ITRC

This is the website for the NER shared task in Farsi organized at NSURL 2019

Named Entity Recognition (NER) is defined as the task of identifying relevant nouns such as persons, organizations, locations, products, gens, etc., that are mentioned in the text. NER is served as a primary step in the other tasks such as event detection from news, customer support for online shops, knowledge graph construction, and content recommendation. Named Entities are referenced in a text by their name, indicated by a proper noun, noun phrase, pronoun, etc.

The results well be sent to all participants who submitted runs to the competition. (after 15-July-2019).

In case you don't receive the e-mail, please contact us via <nsurl@itrc.ac.ir>

Thanks for participating!

Important Dates

Evaluation start: 08 July 2019
Evaluation end: 15 July 2019
Paper submission: 29 July 2019
Author notification: 12 August 2019
Camera ready: 26 Augest 2019
Workshop: 11, 12 September 2019

Task Participation

To participate in this task , the team leader has to do the following:

  1. Choose a name for your team (The name should reflect your team)
  2. login to CodaLab
  3. Prepare your codes according to the format provided on 'Participate' tab.
  4. Upload your codes in dropbox and share the link with us.
  5. Submit your results on test data on 'Participate --> Submit/View Results' tab.

Paper Submission

The team leader has to do the following:

  1. login as an author to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nsurl2019
  2. add the paper title: NSURL-2019 Task 7: Named Entity Recognition for Farsi
  3. Paper authors of the paper: The team members
  4. Paper abstract and keywords: add an abstract and keywords.
  5. submit the paper.

Participants are highly encouraged to report the result of 5-fold cross-validation on the training data in their papers.

Task Organizer

If you have any queries regarding this task, please refer to the task organizers:


NSURL - Task 7: Named Entity Recognition (NER) in Farsi: Evaluation

The submission will be evaluated using the precision, recall, and F1-score.

Evaluation codes can be downloaded from:



NSURL - Task 7: Named Entity Recognition (NER) in Farsi: Rules

Submissions must be submitted before the 2019-07-07 00:00:00. You may submit 5 submissions every day and 5 in total.


Start: May 1, 2019, midnight

Description: Development phase: create models and submit them; feed-back are provided on the validation set. Your program should read test file and produce the output file.


Start: July 8, 2019, midnight

Description: Evaluation phase: submissions from the previous phase are automatically cloned and used to compute the final score. The results on the test set will be revealed when the organizers make them available.

Competition Ends


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