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Proceedings of the 15th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2021)
We describe SemEval-2021 task 6 on Detection of Persuasion Techniques in Texts and Images: the data, the annotation guidelines, the evaluation setup, the results, and the participating systems. The task focused on memes and had three subtasks: (i) detecting the techniques in the text, (ii) detecting the text spans where the techniques are used, and (iii) detecting techniques in the entire meme, i.e., both in the text and in the image. It was a popular task, attracting 71 registrations, and 22doi:10.18653/v1/2021.semeval-1.7 fatcat:xvnf7b6zondz5jncnyf5uwugyq