BioASQ challenge -- Task1a: Large-scale online biomedical semantic indexing

Abbreviated Title: 
BioASQ Task1a
Call for Participation
Event Dates: 
22 Apr 2013 - 26 Aug 2013
Contact: 
George Paliouras
Contact: 
Ion Androutsopoulos
Contact Email: 
paliourg [at] iit [dot] demokritos [dot] gr
Contact Email: 
ion [at] aueb [dot] gr

BioASQ challenge on large-scale biomedical semantic indexing and question
answering
(BioASQ workshop collocated with CLEF 2013 in Valencia, Spain on September
27, 2013)

Web site: http://bioasq.org/
twitter: https://twitter.com/bioasq

The first task of the BioASQ challenge (Task1a: Large-scale online
biomedical semantic indexing) is starting on Monday 22th of April, 2013. To
make the participation to the task easier, we have divided it into three
consecutive periods (batches) of 6 weekly tests each. Separate winners will
be announced for each batch. Participation in the task can be partial, i.e.
in some of the batches and some of the weekly tests.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each batch. Check the following
page for more information: http://www.bioasq.org/participate/prizes

Each week, a new test set will be released. After downloading the test set,
participants will have to respond in limited time with the indexes of the
MeSH terms that their systems estimated.

Registration to the task is open and will remain open until the end of the
challenge in August. In order to registr and participate, please visit the
BioASQ participants area: http://bioasq.lip6.fr/

Important dates:
April 22, 2013: Start of task 1a. First batch
June 3, 2013: Second batch
July 15, 2013: Third batch
August 26, 2013: End of task 1a
September 27, 2013: BioASQ Workshop (collocated with CLEF 2013)

Good luck from the BioASQ team!

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).