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PharmaCoNER 2019 : Pharmacological Substances, compounds and proteins and Named Entity Recognition track at BioNLP-OST 2019 collocated with EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019

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Link: http://temu.bsc.es/pharmaconer/
 
When Nov 3, 2019 - Nov 4, 2019
Where Hong Kong
Submission Deadline Jul 1, 2019
Notification Due Jul 19, 2019
Categories    NLP   named entity recognition   bionlp   text mining
 

Call For Papers

*** Call for Participation PharmaCoNER – BioNLP-OST 2019 ***
Pharmacological Substances, compounds and proteins and Named Entity Recognition track at BioNLP-OST 2019 collocated with EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019
3 or 4 November 2019 (Hong Kong)
http://temu.bsc.es/pharmaconer

Plan TL Sponsoring the PharmaCoNER Track
PharmaCoNER Awards: 3,400€
1,000€ to each sub-track winner,
500€ to the second and 200€ to the third teams

Task description

Efficient access to mentions of drugs, medications and chemical entities is a pressing need shared by biomedical researchers, clinicians and pharma industry. The recognition of pharmaceutical drugs and chemical entities is a critical step required for the subsequent detection of relations of chemicals with other biomedically relevant entities.

As part of the BioNLP-OST framework (https://2019.bionlp-ost.org/home), following the outline of previous chemical and drug NER efforts, we organize the first task on chemical and drug mention recognition from Spanish medical texts. This task will address the automatic extraction of chemical, drug, gene/protein mentions from clinical case studies written in Spanish.

The main aim is to promote the development of named entity recognition tools of practical relevance, that is chemical and drug mentions in non-English content, determining the current-state-of-the art, identifying challenges and comparing the strategies and results to those published for English data.

The PharmaCoNER task will be structured into two sub-tracks:
1) Track 1: NER offset and entity classification.
2) Track 2: Concept indexing.
Publications
As a venue to compile the results of the follow-up investigation, a journal special issue will be organized to be published a few months after the workshop. The specific journal will be announced. More information at the BioNLP-OST 2019 webpage.

Important Dates

• March 18, 2019 Sample set and Evaluation script released.
• March 26, 2019 Training set released.
• March 26, 2019 Development set released.
• May 31, 2019 Test set released (includes background set).
• June 25, 2019 End of evaluation period (system submissions).
• July 1, 2019 Results posted and Test set with GS annotations released.
• July 19, 2019 Working notes paper submission.
• TBD Notification of acceptance (peer-reviews).
• TBD Camera ready paper submission.
• November, 2019 BioNLP-OST 2019 Workshop.

Additional information is available at http://temu.bsc.es/pharmaconer or sign-up to pharmaconer@googlegroups.com.

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