FactA – Event Factuality Annotation

Reasoning about events plays a fundamental role in text understanding. It involves different aspects such as event identification and classification, the identification of their participants, their anchoring and ordering in time, and factuality profiling.

In the context of EVALITA 2016, FactA (Event Factuality Annotation) is the first evaluation exercise for factuality profiling of events in Italian. More precisely, in this task, the factuality profiling is represented by means of three attributes associated to event mentions, namely: certainty, time, and polarity. Participant systems will be required to provide the values for these three attributes.

Detailed guidelines, task materials and data sets for development, training and testing will be made available on the Task Website.


  • Tommaso Caselli (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
  • Anne-Lyse Minard (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
  • Manuela Speranza (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)