Question Answering

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Call for papers: Journal of Bio-Medical Semantics, Supplement on Bio-Medical Information Retrieval

Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
19 Dec 2014
Contact: 
George Paliouras
Contact Email: 
paliourg [at] iit [dot] demokritos [dot] gr

Every day, approximately 3000 new bio-medical articles are published on the Web. This averages to more than 2 articles every minute. In addition to the sheer amount of bio-medical information available on the Web, the variety of this information increases everyday and ranges from structured data in the form of ontologies to unstructured data in the form of documents.

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

2014 BioASQ Challenges on Biomedical Semantic Indexing and Question Answering

Abbreviated Title: 
2014 BioASQ Challenges
Call for Participation
Contact: 
Ion Androutsopoulos
Contact Email: 
ion [at] aueb [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/

The BioASQ challenge consists of two different tasks (Task 2a and Task 2b).

If you are interested in any of the following areas:

* Large-scale and hierarchical classification
* Machine learning
* Semantic Indexing, semantic similarity

BioASQ Workshop on biomedical text classification, IR, QA, summarization

Abbreviated Title: 
BioASQ Workshop
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
15 Aug 2013
Event Dates: 
27 Sep 2013
City: 
Valencia
Country: 
Spain
Contact: 
George Paliouras
Contact: 
Ion Androutsopoulos
Contact Email: 
paliourg [at] iit [dot] demokritos [dot] gr
Contact Email: 
ion [at] aueb [dot] gr

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BioASQ Workshop
Website: http://www.bioasq.org/news/bioasq-workshop
Project URL: http://www.bioasq.org/
Post-conference workshop after CLEF 2013, September 27, Valencia, Spain
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*Scope*

Every day, we generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. In domains such as
bio-medicine, approximately 3000 new articles are published on the Web
every day. This averages to more than 2 articles every minute. In

BioASQ challenge on biomedical IR, QA, summarization (Task 1B)

Abbreviated Title: 
BioASQ Task 1B (IR, QA, summarization)
Call for Participation
Event Dates: 
19 Jun 2013 - 1 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 after CLEF 2013 in Valencia, Spain on September 27, 2013)

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

The second task of the BioASQ challenge (Task 1B: biomedical question answering) will start on Wednesday June 19, 2013. The task is related to:
* information retrieval, including document and snippet retrieval,
* question answering for document collections and ontologies,
* summarization from documents and structured information.

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

Abbreviated Title: 
BioASQ challenge
Call for Participation
Event Dates: 
18 Mar 2013 - 30 Aug 2013
Contact: 
George Paliouras
Contact Email: 
paliourg [at] iit [dot] demokritos [dot] gr

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

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

The BioASQ challenge aims to push for a solution to the information access problem of biomedical experts. It will evaluate the ability of systems to perform various tasks in the biomedical QA process:
1. large-scale classification of biomedical documents onto ontology concepts (semantic indexing),

Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing 2013

Abbreviated Title: 
RANLP-2013
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
17 May 2013
Event Dates: 
9 Sep 2013 - 11 Sep 2013
Location: 
Augusta Hotel
City: 
Hissar
Country: 
Bulgaria
Contact: 
Ruslan Mitkov
Contact: 
Galia Angelova
Contact Email: 
R [dot] Mitkov [at] wlv [dot] ac [dot] uk
Contact Email: 
galia [at] lml [dot] bas [dot] bg
Contact Email: 
ranlp2013 [at] lml [dot] bas [dot] bg

Second Call for Papers

RECENT ADVANCES IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING (RANLP-2013)

Augusta SPA Hotel, Hissar, Bulgaria
http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2013

Tutorials: September 7-8, 2013 (Saturday-Sunday)
Main Conference: September 9-11, 2013 (Monday-Wednesday)
Workshops: September 12-13, 2013 (Thursday-Friday)

GSCL 2013: International Conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology

Abbreviated Title: 
GSCL-2013
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
12 Apr 2013
Event Dates: 
25 Sep 2013 - 27 Sep 2013
Location: 
TU Darmstadt
City: 
Darmstadt
State: 
Hesse
Country: 
Germany
Contact: 
biem@cs.tu-darmstadt.de
Contact: 
gscl2013@gmail.com
Contact Email: 
zesch [at] ukp [dot] informatik [dot] tu-darmstadt [dot] de

GSCL 2013 – First Call for Papers
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Apologies for multiple postings. Please distribute widely. Thanks!

The bi-annual meeting of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL) in 2013 will take place from 25th to 27th September at Technische Universität Darmstadt organized by the UKP Lab, Department of Computer Science. See also http://gscl2013.ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/ for details.

MACHINE READING OF BIOMEDICAL TEXTS ABOUT ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Call for Participation
Submission Deadline: 
17 Sep 2012
Event Dates: 
20 Sep 2012
City: 
Rome
Country: 
Italy
Contact: 
Roser Morante
Contact: 
Martin Kralinger
Contact Email: 
roser [dot] morante [at] ua [dot] ac [dot] be
Contact Email: 
mkrallinger [at] cnio [dot] es

(Apologies for cross-postings)

First Call for Participation

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MACHINE READING OF BIOMEDICAL TEXTS ABOUT ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

A pilot task of the
Question Answering for Machine Reading Evaluation Lab at CLEF 2012

http://celct.fbk.eu/QA4MRE/index.php?page=Pages/biomedicalTask.html
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