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SemEval-2020 Task 5: Modelling Causal Reasoning in Language: Detecting Counterfactuals

Xiaoyu Yang; Stephen Obadinma; Huasha Zhao; Qiong Zhang; Stan Matwin; Xiaodan Zhu

SemEval-2020 Task 5


Subtask-1: Recognizing Counterfactual Statements (RCS) -- Determine whether a given sentence is counterfactual or not.

Subtask-2: Detecting Antecedent and Consequent (DAC) -- Extract the antecedent and consequent part in a given counterfactual sentence.


The released dataset consists of train/test data of both subtask-1 and subtask-2. In our competition, participants could only use the corresponding dataset in each subtask.


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