BioASQ Task 2b (Biomedical QA, IR, summarization, ...)

Abbreviated Title: 
BioASQ Task 2b
Call for Participation
Event Dates: 
5 Mar 2014 - 30 Apr 2014
Contact: 
Ion Androutsopoulos
Contact: 
George Paliouras
Contact Email: 
ion [at] aueb [dot] gr
Contact Email: 
paliourg [at] iit [dot] demokritos [dot] gr

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/

We are happy to announce that the first test for BioASQ Task 2b
(biomedical semantic QA) will take place in a few days!

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.
More information at http://bioasq.org/participate/challenges#Task2b.
See also the areas of expertise cloud at http://bioasq.org.

Important dates:
You can join Task 2b on ANY of the following dates:
- March 05, 2014
- March 19, 2014
- April 02, 2014
- April 16, 2014
- April 30, 2014.

Additionally, we would like to remind you that BioASQ Task 2a
(large-scale biomedical semantic indexing) is running a new test every
week.

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.
More information at http://bioasq.org/participate/challenges#Task2a.

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).