10/04/2016 — Russian Semantic Relatedness

We have published several open language resources for semantic relatedness in Russian language.

01/02/2015 — Final results now available

The final results of the RUSSE evaluation campaign are now available. Raw results are available here. We are looking forward meeting you at the special session of the Dialogue 2015 conference dedicated to the RUSSE shared task.

15/01/2015 — Deadline extension

The submission deadline is prolonged until Tuesday, the 20th of January 2015 23.59 Moscow time.

05/01/2015 — Test dataset is now available

Test dataset and submission form are available now. Please make a submission before the 15th of January 2015. You may re-submit your results. We will only consider the latest submission. We will manually check your submission and confirm its validity by email by the 15th of January 2015. If you received no confirmation from us by this date please send us copy of your submission to

12/12/2014 — 52 participants registered

We are glad to inform you that now 52 participants from Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Norway, Pakistan, Republic of Singapore, Russia, UK and US registered for the shared task. We would like to thank you for your interest to the evaluation campaign and wish you good results and inspiration during your submission.

We hope this evaluation campaign will be useful in your research and developments. Should you have any questions or suggestions regarding the competition please do not hesitate to contact us.

11/12/2014 — Facebook page

We have now our Facebook group. We invite you to join it in order to follow updates regarding the competition.

07/12/2014 — News page

Add this page to bookmarks and never miss any RUSSE announcements.

05/12/2014 — Training dataset update

Here you are a couple of updates.

  1. The task description page was updated as follows:
    • Duplicates were removed from the file “ae2-train.csv”.
    • Some clarifications regarding negative training samples and the association task were added.
    • Hyperlink to RuWaC was fixed.
    • Several new baseline systems were added, such as JWKTL.
  2. Submission form is now available at:

23/11/2014 — Training data are available

We are delighted to inform you that the task description and the training datasets are available now. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions related to the task. Feel free to address us in English or Russian languages.

The tentative schedule of the important dates is below:

  • 5th January 2015 — release of the test data (submissions should be done on the test data).
  • 15th January 2015 — deadline for submissions.
  • 25th January 2015 — announcement of evaluation results.
  • 15th February 2015 — deadline for Dialogue paper submission.

Let the evaluation begin!