[Elsnet-list] BioASQ Challenge on Biomedical Semantic Indexing and Question Answering

Ion Androutsopoulos ion at aueb.gr
Tue Jan 28 19:34:59 CET 2014

BioASQ challenge on large-scale biomedical semantic indexing and 
question answering
(part of the CLEF 2014 QA track to take place in Sheffield, UK, 15-18 
September, 2014)

                    Web site: http://bioasq.org/
                 twitter: https://twitter.com/bioasq
              CLEF-QA site: http://nlp.uned.es/clef-qa/

The BioASQ challenge consists of two different tasks (Task 2a and Task 2b).

If you are interested in any of the following areas:

* Large-scale and hierarchical classification
* Machine learning
* Semantic Indexing, semantic similarity

then you may want to participate in BioASQ Task 2a (large-scale 
biomedical semantic indexing).
More information at http://bioasq.org/participate/challenges#Task2a.

If you are interested in any of the following areas:

* Question answering from unstructured and structured data
* Single and multi-document summarization
* Information retrieval and passage retrieval
* Semantic indexing, semantic similarity and reasoning
* Machine learning, classification, learning to rank
* Named-entity recognition and disambiguation
* Information extraction, fact checking, relation extraction
* Textual entailment
* Natural-language generation

then you may want to participate in BioASQ Task 2b (biomedical semantic 
More information at http://bioasq.org/participate/challenges#Task2b.

Important dates:
* Task 2a: You can join anytime from February 03, 2014 onwards. New data 
sets will be released weekly.
* Task 2b: You can join on ANY of the following dates:
   - March 05, 2014
   - March 19, 2014
   - April 02, 2014
   - April 16, 2014
   - April 30, 2014.

Detailed schedule at http://bioasq.org/participate/schedule.

Training data for both tasks available at http://bioasq.lip6.fr/.

Prizes: http://www.bioasq.org/participate/prizes.

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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