GIVE-2.5 Last call for participation: help evaluate NLG systems

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Participation
Abbreviated Title: 
GIVE-2.5 Last call for participation
Friday, 1 July 2011 to Friday, 9 September 2011
Contact Email: 
Kristina Striegnitz
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 9 September 2011

GIVE-2.5: NLG Challenge on Generating Instructions in Virtual Environments

*** Please take this last opportunity to help us evaluate NLG systems by
*** going on a virtual treasure hunt.
*** Several software improvements have been made, so please try again if
*** you had problems before!

Part of Generation Challenges 2011
Endorsed by SIGGEN and SIGSEM

Dear colleagues,

for the third time now, the GIVE Challenge has invited research teams to develop systems that generate natural-language instructions to assist users in solving a puzzle in a virtual 3D environment. This year teams of undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers from six universities in five countries have built eight systems, and you can now play with these systems over the Internet.

If you go to

one of the systems will be assigned to you. Follow the instructions it produces for you, and see whether you can find the trophy. It shouldn't take more than 10 minutes and you are contributing valuable evaluation data. Play as many games as you like: there are 3 new game worlds to explore.

If you could help us spread this invitation by passing it on to your colleagues (not necessarily NLP experts), friends, and students, we would be most grateful.

You can find more information about the GIVE Challenge at


the GIVE-2.5 organizing committee

Alexandre Denis, Loria, Nancy
Andrew Gargett, U.A.E. University
Konstantina Garoufi, Potsdam University
Alexander Koller, Potsdam University
Kristina Striegnitz, Union College
Mariet Theune, University of Twente

the GIVE steering committee

Donna Byron, Northeastern University
Justine Cassell, Northwestern University
Robert Dale, Macquarie University
Alexander Koller, Saarland University
Johanna Moore, University of Edinburgh
Jon Oberlander, University of Edinburgh
Kristina Striegnitz, Union College