Design of the MUC-6 evaluation

Ralph Grishman, Beth Sundheim

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The sixth in a series of "Message Understanding Conferences", which are designed to promote and evaluate research in information extraction, was held last fall. MUC-6 introduced several innovations over prior MUCs, most notably in the range of different tasks for which evaluations were conducted. We describe the development of the "message understanding" task over the course of the prior MUCs, some of the motivations for the new format, and the steps which led up to the formal evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication6th Message Understanding Conference, MUC 1995 - Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)1558604022, 9781558604025
StatePublished - 1995
Event6th Message Understanding Conference, MUC 1995 - Columbia, United States
Duration: Nov 6 1995Nov 8 1995

Publication series

Name6th Message Understanding Conference, MUC 1995 - Proceedings


Conference6th Message Understanding Conference, MUC 1995
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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