Appel: BioASQ challenge on large-scale online biomedical, semantic indexing is starting

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Sat Apr 20 18:01:02 UTC 2013

Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 11:00:17 +0200
From: Eric Gaussier <eric.gaussier at>
Message-ID: <517107A1.1020308 at>

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

Web site:

The first task of the BioASQ challenge (Task1a: Large-scale online
biomedical semantic indexing) is starting on Monday 22th of April, 2013.
To make the participation to the task easier, we have divided it into
three consecutive periods (batches) of 6 weekly tests each. Separate
winners will be announced for each batch. Participation in the task can
be partial, i.e. in some of the batches and some of the weekly tests.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each batch. Check the following 
page for more information:

Each week, a new test set will be released. After downloading the test 
set, participants will have to respond in limited time with the indexes 
of the MeSH terms that their systems estimated.

Registration to the task is open and will remain open until the end of 
the challenge in August. In order to registr and participate, please 
visit the BioASQ participants area:

Important dates:
April 22, 2013: Start of task 1a. First batch
June 3, 2013: Second batch
July 15, 2013: Third batch
August 26, 2013: End of task 1a
September 27, 2013: BioASQ Workshop (collocated with 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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