SemEval-2020 Task 10: Emphasis Selection for Written Text in Visual Media

SemEval 2020

Published December 13, 2020

Amirreza Shirani, Franck Dernoncourt, Nedim Lipka, Paul Asente, Jose Echevarria, Thamar Solorio

In this paper, we present the main findings and compare the results of SemEval-2020 Task 10, Emphasis Selection for Written Text in Visual Media. The goal of this shared task is to design automatic methods for emphasis selection, i.e. choosing candidates for emphasis in textual content to enable automated design assistance in authoring. The main focus is on short text instances for social media, with a variety of examples, from social media posts to inspirational quotes. Participants were asked to model emphasis using plain text with no additional context from the user or other design considerations.