The financial crisis of 2007-8 was an extremely complex, world-wide event. The U.S. government’s response to the crisis was arguably as complex, but better documented. We invite researchers with natural language processing expertise to consider a corpus of reports, hearings, bills, and other transcripts related to the crisis. >We have organized a research competition around the data and these questions:
Update: Thirty teams originally indicated their interest in this challenge, and ten teams ultimately submitted papers. One June 6, a pre-conference workshop was held where the winning team was announced. Papers will be made available in the near future.
Many thanks to the judges and to challenge coordinators Noah Smith, Claire Cardie, Anne Washington and John Wilkerson!