The 2nd AutoMin Shared Task will be with INLG 2023!

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Task and Data Description, Submission Instructions, and Important Dates.

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Shared Task Overview

Ever since most of our interactions went virtual, the need for automatic support for smooth running of the online events, meetings became more intense. Summarizing meeting contents is one of them. Summarizing meetings in the form of structured minutes from speech can potentially save up to 80% of time. The First Shared Task on Automatic Minuting is aimed towards creating minutes from multi-party meetings. Minuting is closely related to summarization, however, both are not exactly the same task. Automatic Minuting is challenging in the sense that there is no universal framework for creating minutes and it varies across different types of meetings, subjects, and objective. Our shared task would consist of one main task and two supporting tasks for two different kinds of meeting scenarios (technical meetings and parliamentary proceedings). The technical meetings would consist of data in English and also in Czech. A closely related special session on Speech Summarization was carried out in 2006 with a focus on English. In the light of the increased dominance of deep learning and efficient language models in Speech and Natural Language Processing it is an exciting time to re-launching such a shared task effort. The objective is to rejuvenate the community interest to attempt this interesting problem and unfold challenges towards creating a unified framework for automatic minuting of meetings. AutoMin is an Interspeech 2021 satelitte event and is endorsed by the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).

Latest Updates!

  • The official results of the AutoMin shared task could be found in our AutoMin overview paper. The formal procceedings would be published soon on the ISCA archive. Stay tuned! Please see the system description papers of our participating teams in our program page.

  • The second iteration of the AutoMin shared task will be held at the 16th International Natural Language Generation (INLG) Conference, 2023 as a Generation Challenge with an additional new dataset and an additional evaluation sub-task. Stay tuned for more updates on our forthcoming event. We will present the AutoMin-II Generation Challenge at INLG 2022.

  • The dataset used in this shared task is now accepted at LREC 2022! Please see a preprint here. The full dataset would be available here shortly.

Important Dates

Trial Data Available March 22, 2021
Training Data Available May 15, 2021
Test Data Release (1st Set) June 15, 2021
Test Data Release (2nd Set) July 1st week
System Run Submission July 15, 2021
Result Announcement and Notification August 16, 2021
System Report Due August 23, 2021
Review Notification September 1, 2021
Event Date Sep 4, 2021
Proceedings on ISCA archive Very Soon

All submission deadlines are 11:59 PM AoE (Anywhere on Earth) Time Zone (UTC-12).

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