BioASQ challenge on large-scale online biomedical semantic indexing is starting

Monday, April 22, 2013

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:
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:
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!