Event Nugget Detection at TAC 2015

UKP participated in the shared task of Event Nugget Detection at the Text Analysis Conference (TAC 2015). The goal of this shared task was to identify the explicit mentioning of events and to classify the event type. Our system is based on state-of-the-art deep neural networks and uses only minimal preprocessing. The system achieves an F1-measure of 65.31% and is placed first among 14 systems.

Further information on the task and the provided dataset can be found on the shared task website.

You can find the system description here:

Event Nugget Detection, Classification and Coreference Resolution using Deep Neural Networks and Gradient Boosted Decision Trees

The source code can be downloaded from here:



In case of any questions, feel free to contact Nils Reimers.