Overview of the Evalita 2018 Task on Automatic Misogyny Identification (AMI)


Automatic Misogyny Identification (AMI) is a new shared task proposed for the first time at the Evalita 2018 evaluation campaign. The AMI challenge, based on both Italian and English tweets, is distinguished into two subtasks, i.e. Subtask A on misogyny identification and Subtask B about misogynistic behaviour categorization and target classification. Regarding the Italian language, we have received a total of 13 runs for Subtask A and 11 runs for Subtask B. Concerning the English language, we received 26 submissions for Subtask A and 23 runs for Subtask B. The participating systems have been distinguished according to the language, counting 6 teams for Italian and 10 teams for English. We present here an overview of the AMI shared task, the datasets, the evaluation methodology, the results obtained by the participants and a discussion of the methodology adopted by the teams. Finally, we draw some conclusions and discuss future work