[Corpora-List] CLEF QA Track - Entrance Exams - 2nd Call for Participation

Anselmo Peñas anselmo at lsi.uned.es
Thu Mar 13 12:18:45 CET 2014

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-------------------------------------------------------- Entrance Exams 2014 http://nlp.uned.es/entrance-exams/

-------------------------------------------------------- CLEF Question Answering Track (CLEF QA Track) a CLEF 2014 Lab http://nlp.uned.es/clef-qa/ --------------------------------------------------------

NEW Trial data for English, French and Spanish are available --------------------------------------------------------

Summary Japanese University Entrance Exams include questions formulated at various levels of complexity and test a wide range of capabilities. The challenge of "Entrance Exams" aims at evaluating systems under the same conditions humans are evaluated to enter the University. Exams are created by the Japanese National Center for University Admissions Tests. The "Entrance Exams" corpus is provided by NII's Todai Robot Project and NTCIR RITE.

Task Description ----------------------------------------------------- Participant systems are asked to read a given document and answer questions. Questions are given in multiple-choice format, with four options from which a single answer must be selected. Questions are taken from reading tests of real university entrance exams, and may include a variety of question types that require a wide range of inference. Systems have to answer questions by referring to "common sense knowledge" that high school students who aim to enter the university are expected to have. Another important difference with previous QA exercises is that we do not intend to restrict question types. Any types of reading comprehension questions in real entrance exams will be included in the test data.

Language -------------------------------------------------------------- Test documents, questions, and options will be made available in English, French and Spanish. Japanese, Chinese, German and Russian are under consideration. Please contact the organization for expressions of interest in any particular language.

Evaluation ------------------------------------------------------------ Each test will receive an evaluation score between 0 and 1 using c at 1. This measure, used in previous CLEF QA Tracks, encourages systems to reduce the number of incorrect answers while maintaining the number of correct ones by leaving some questions unanswered.

Important Dates ------------------------------------------------------ Send the agreement form by April 30, 2014 Test set release May 6, 2014 Run submissions May 15, 2014 Individual results to participants May 20, 2014 Submission of Working Notes Papers June 15, 2014 CLEF Workshop in Sheffield, UK September 15-18, 2014

Contact --------------------------------------------------------------- Anselmo Peñas (anselmo at lsi.uned.es) Yusuke Miyao (yusuke at nii.ac.jp)

Organizing Committee ------------------------------------------------- Anselmo Peñas (UNED, Spain) Eduard Hovy (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) Pamela Forner (CELCT, Italy) Noriko Kando (National Institute of Informatics, Japan) Teruko Mitamura (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) Yusuke Miyao (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

-- Dr. Anselmo Peñas Padilla

Dpto. Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos, UNED c./Juan del Rosal, 16 28040 Madrid, Spain

Correo-e: anselmo at lsi.uned.es Pág. web: http://nlp.uned.es/~anselmo Teléfono: +34 91 398 77 50

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