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BioASQ 2017 : A challenge on large-scale biomedical semantic indexing and question answering

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Link: http://bioasq.org/
 
When Feb 6, 2017 - May 3, 2017
Where Part of BioNLP 2017 (Vancouver, Canada)
Submission Deadline Apr 21, 2017
Categories    large-scale and hierarchical c   machine learning   question answering   information retrieval
 

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*** BioASQ challenge on large-scale biomedical semantic indexing and question answering ****
(part of the BioNLP Workshop, to take place in ACL, Vancouver, Canada, 3-4 August, 2017)

Web site: http://bioasq.org/
twitter: https://twitter.com/bioasq
BioNLP site: https://www.aclweb.org/aclwiki/index.php?title=BioNLP_Workshop


The BioASQ challenge consists of three different tasks (Task 5a, Task 5b and the NEWLY INTRODUCED Task 5c).

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 5a (large-scale biomedical semantic indexing).
More information at http://bioasq.org/participate/challenges#Task5a

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 5b (biomedical semantic QA).
More information at http://bioasq.org/participate/challenges#Task5b

If you are interested in any of the following areas:
* Information retrieval
* Named-entity recognition and disambiguation
* Machine learning, classification, learning to rank
* Information extraction

then you may want to participate in the NEW BioASQ Task 5c (Funding Information Extraction From Biomedical Literature).
More information at http://bioasq.org/participate/challenges#Task5c

Important dates:
* Task 5a: You can join anytime from February 06, 2017 onwards. New data sets will be released weekly.
* Task 5b: You can join on ANY of the following dates:
- March 08, 2017
- March 22, 2017
- April 5, 2017
- April 19, 2017
- May 3, 2017
* Task 5c: Early April 2017.

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

Training data for both tasks available at http://participants-area.bioasq.org/



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