Appel: CLEF-2013, PAN task on Author profiling in social media

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Jan 11 21:23:07 UTC 2013

Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:03:34 +0100
From: Davide BUSCALDI <davide.buscaldi at>
Message-ID: <50EEA006.1090401 at>

CLEF-2013: PAN task on Author profiling in social media (age and gender

The Author profiling task is concerned with predicting an author's 
demographics from her writing. Besides being personally identifiable, an 
author's style may also reveal her age and gender. Accurate predictors 
are of key interest to forensic linguists and marketers alike. 
Participants will be provided with a training data set that consists of 
documents written in both English and, for those interested in, Spanish 
too. With regard to age, we will consider posts of three classes: 10s 
(13-17), 20s (23-27), and 30s (33-47). Moreover, documents from authors 
who pretend to be minors will be included (e.g., documents composed of 
chat lines of sexual predators will be also considered).

The training corpus is already available: more info on this task and the 
other two tasks of PAN (Plagiarism detection and Author identification) 
Info about the main CLEF-2013 conference:

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