The First Financial Narrative Processing Workshop

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
FNP 2018
Location: 
Workshop at the LREC 2018 Conference
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Monday, 7 May 2018
Country: 
Japan
City: 
Miyazaki
Contact: 
Dr Mahmoud El-Haj
Dr Paul Rayson
Submission Deadline: 
Monday, 15 January 2018

News: paper submission now open

The workshop will focus on the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning (ML), and Corpus Linguistics (CL) methods related to all aspects of financial text mining and financial narrative processing (FNP). There is a growing interest in the application of automatic and computer-aided approaches for extracting, summarising, and analysing both qualitative and quantitative financial data. In recent years, previous manual small-scale research in the Accounting and Finance literature has been scaled up with the aid of NLP and ML methods, for example to examine approaches to retrieving structured content from financial reports, and to study the causes and consequences of corporate disclosure and financial reporting outcomes. One focal point of the proposed workshop is to develop a better understanding of the determinants of financial disclosure quality and the factors that influence the quality of information disclosed to investors beyond the quantitative data reported in the financial statements. The workshop will also encourage efforts to build resources and tools to help advance the work on financial narrative processing (including content retrieval and classification) due to the dearth of publicly available datasets and the high cost and limited access of content providers. The workshop aims to advance research on the lexical properties and narrative aspects of corporate disclosures, including glossy (PDF) annual reports, US 10-K and 10-Q financial documents, corporate press releases (including earning announcements), conference calls, media articles, social media, etc.

We invite submissions on topics that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Applying core technologies on financial narratives: morphological analysis, disambiguation, tokenization, POS tagging, named entity detection, chunking, parsing, semantic role labelling, sentiment analysis, document quality and advanced readability metrics etc.
  • Financial narratives resources: dictionaries, annotated data, tools and technologies etc.
  • Given the international nature of LREC, we particularly welcome FNP papers reporting non-English and multilingual research, describing the different regulatory regimes within which companies operate internationally.

Submissions may include work in progress as well as finished work. Submissions must have a clear focus on specific issues pertaining to the financial narrative processing whether it is English or multilingual. Descriptions of commercial systems are welcome but authors should be willing to discuss the details of their work. Dual submissions should be disclosed at time of submission.

Further details can be found on the Web site of the FNP Workshop.