Appel: BioNLP Shared Task 2013 extended schedule

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Thu Mar 14 14:32:16 UTC 2013

Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:10:48 +0100
From: Pierre Zweigenbaum <pz at>
Message-ID: <513F4578.2040908 at>

BioNLP Shared Task 2013 extended schedule

We are pleased to announce an extended schedule of BioNLP-ST 2013 as

06 April        Release of test data sets
13 April        Deadline for results submission
16 April        Notification of evaluation results
26 April        Deadline for paper submission

According to the new schedule, the test phase will begin in a month (4
weeks) from now.

Please check out the supporting resources such as syntactic parses,
entity mention annotations and token lemmatisation at:

and evaluation tools and/or services at individual task home pages which
are accessible from:

We wish you find the extended schedule convenient for a more effective
participation of you. More detail about the tasks and how to participate
is included below.

Best Wishes,

BioNLP-ST 2013 organizers

The six BioNLP-ST 2013 event extraction tasks are

- [GE] Genia Event Extraction for NFkB knowledge base construction
- [CG] Cancer Genetics
- [PC] Pathway Curation
- [GRO] Corpus Annotation with Gene Regulation Ontology
- [RNB] Gene Regulation Network in Bacteria
- [BB] Microorganism Biotope (semantic annotation by an ontology)

Registration for participation to the BioNLP Shared Task is required.
Registration is open at the BioNLP Shared Task 2013 website:

Please register with the list for regular email update by
sending an e-mail to majordomo at with 'subscribe bionlp-st'
in the body of the message. Registered people will be updated with
frequent news about the shared task, e.g. release of supporting tools,
resources, revisions, or other news.

The BioNLP ST workshop will take place on August 9 and will be co-hosted
with the ACL/HLT 2013 BioNLP workshop, to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria,
August 8-9. Participants will be invited to submit manuscripts
describing their systems to the BioNLP ST workshop.

For further information, please see the shared task website

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