May 13-15, 2020
Collocated with LREC 2020 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
We are very pleased to announce REPROLANG 2020, the Shared Task on the Reproduction of Research Results in Science and Technology of Language, organized by ELRA, the European Language Resources Association with the technical support of CLARIN – European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology, as part of the LREC 2020 conference.
Scientific knowledge is grounded on falsifiable predictions and thus its credibility and raison d’être relies on the possibility of repeating experiments and getting similar results as originally obtained and reported. In many young scientific areas, including ours, acknowledgement and promotion of the reproduction of research results need very much to be increased.
For this reason, a special track on reproducibility is included into the LREC 2020 conference regular program (side by side with other sessions on other topics) for papers on reproduction of research results, and the present specific community-wide shared task is launched to elicit and motivate the spread of scientific work on reproduction. This initiative builds on the previous pioneer LREC workshops on reproducibility 4REAL 2016 and 4REAL 2018.