[Elsnet-list] BioASQ challenge on hierarchical text classification (task 1a) - 2nd batch is starting

Ion Androutsopoulos ionandr at gmail.com
Fri May 31 16:45:58 CEST 2013

[ please distribute - apologies for multiple postings ]

BioASQ challenge on large-scale biomedical semantic indexing and question
answering (BioASQ workshop after CLEF 2013 in Valencia, Spain on September
27, 2013)

                    Web site:http://bioasq.org/

The first batch of the first task of the BioASQ challenge (Task1a:
Large-scale online biomedical semantic indexing) has been completed with
more than 20 systems participating. It comprised six weekly tests, the
results of which are being continuously updated as Medline articles get
annotated by curators. The current results are available at:

The second batch of the same task is starting on Monday June 3, 2013 and
will comprise 6 new weekly tests. We strongly encourage anyone who works on
hierarchical text classification to participate in the second batch, which
will be assessed separately from the first. In fact participation is
possible even if one misses one of the six tests, as only the four best
scores of each system will be used for the final ranking in the batch.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each batch. Check the following
page for more information:http://www.bioasq.org/participate/prizes

Registration to the task is open and will remain open until the end of the
challenge in August. In order to register and participate, please visit the
BioASQ participants area:http://bioasq.lip6.fr/

Important dates:
June 3, 2013: Start of second batch
July 15, 2013: Third batch
August 26, 2013: End of task 1a
September 27, 2013: BioASQ Workshop (following CLEF 2013)

Good luck from the BioASQ team!

The BioASQ challenge and workshop are organised by the BioASQ project,
supported by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme
(Grant Agreement No. 318652).

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