The 1st Joint Workshop on Financial Narrative Processing and MultiLing Financial Summarisation (FNP-FNS 2020)

To be held at The 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING’2020), Barcelona, Spain [ONLINE] on 12 December 2020.

Workshop Program: Click here to see the workshop schedule

Keynote Speaker for FNP-FNS 2020:

Dr Ana Gisbert


Dr Ana Gisbert

Short-Bio: Dr Ana Gisbert is Associate Professor in the Department of Accounting in the Faculty of Economics at Madrid Autonomous University. She has published in the areas of international accounting, auditing oversight, voluntary financial disclosures and earnings management. Her current research interests cover financial narratives and public audit oversight.

She was a Predoctoral Fellow at Lancaster University within the context of the HARMONIA European project on Accounting Harmonisation and Standardisation in Europe. During 2014, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Accounting Department of the University of Sao Paulo (Brasil). Since 2018 she is a member of the Computational Linguistics Research Group at Madrid Autonomous University (LLI-UAM) and the FinT-ESP research group that, together with UCREL, at Lancaster University, is developing tools and language resources for Spanish financial texts.


Financial Narratives have boosted along the last two decades. Beyond traditional financial reporting fillings required by the securities market regulators, multinational companies have satisfied users’ needs of additional and more detailed qualitative data known as financial narratives. The question is how “good”, “comprehensible” or “readable” are these narratives for an average current or potential user and how different incentives may promote communication strategies that may enhance or mislead the message. If we can easily and automatically analyse this language, we can gain significant insights into how managers perceive the performance of the business and their future perspectives of the firm. Narratives are documents prepared for users, not for researchers, and therefore, they are representative of the business reality in which companies are allocated.

Key points: The evolution of financial narratives; different sources of financial narratives; communication strategies in financial narratives; factors that influence financial narratives; research in financial narratives and opportunities for interdisciplinary CL & Accounting research.

AUDIENCE: NLP/CL, Management, Communication and Acc&Fin professionals and Academics.