The diffusion of shared evaluation practices is a critical step towards the development of resources and tools for natural language processing and speech science. The response to EVALITA, both in the number of participants and the quality of the results, has shown that it is worth pursuing such goals for the Italian language.
As a side benefit of the evaluation campaign, both training and test data are available to the scientific community as benchmarks for future improvements.
The 6th evaluation campaign EVALITA 2018 will be held in Turin, as a co-located event of the 5th Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics – CLiC-it 2018 (December 10-12, 2018).
The EVALITA website collects all the information about the evaluations till now.
We are currently organizing the 7th evaluation campaign EVALITA 2020 (http://www.evalita.it/2020). The call for task proposals is open.