[Corpora-List] CFP Medical Semantic Indexing in Spanish - BioASQ MESINESP Task

Felipe Soares soarescmsa at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 21:59:39 CEST 2019


(apologies for cross-postings)

*** Medical Semantic Indexing in Spanish ***

BioASQ MESINESP Task

http://temu.bsc.es/mesinesp/

Plan TL Sponsoring the MESINESP TASK

MESINESP Awards:

1,000€ to winners and 500€ to the second teams

Task description

Efficient retrieval of medical publications is key for evidence-based medicine, preparing systematic reviews or finding particular clinical case studies. Query expansion approaches relying on indexing with structured vocabularies is an efficient approach to facilitate more powerful literature search engines. Moreover, indexing technologies with controlled vocabularies is also at the base of other clinically relevant technologies such as coding of electronic health records.

As part of the BioASQ challenges on biomedical semantic indexing and question answering (http://bioasq.org/), we organize the first task on semantic indexing of Spanish medical texts. The task will address the automatic indexing with structured medical vocabularies (DeCS terms) of abstracts from the IBECS and LILACS databases written in Spanish.

The main aim is to promote the development of semantic indexing tools of practical relevance of non-English content, determining the current-state-of-the art, identifying challenges and comparing the strategies and results to those published for English data.

In order to measure classification performance, an on-line evaluation system will be maintained. As the true annotations of the articles are not available beforehand, the evaluation procedure will run continuously by providing online results. The participating systems will be assessed for their performance based on two measures, one hierarchical and one flat: the Lowest Common Ancestor F-measure (LCA-F) and the label-based micro F-measure, respectively.

Deadlines for submission: The task will run in Autumn 2019 (detailed schedule TBA). Participants, after downloading the released test sets, will have to submit results within a limited time window. The task will run for two consecutive periods (batches) of 5 weeks each. The first batch will start on October, 2019. For further details, please refer to:

Task organizers

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Marta Villegas, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO),

Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

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Martin Krallinger, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas

(CNIO), Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

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Felipe Soares, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

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Aitor Gonzalez-Agirre, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas

(CNIO) / Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

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Ander Intxaurrondo, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas

(CNIO), Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

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Montserrat Marimon, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

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Anastasios Nentidis, National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos,

Greece.

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George Paliouras, National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos,

Greece.

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Elena Primo-Peña, Biblioteca Nacional de ciencias de la Salud. Instituto

de Salud Carlos III

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Cristina Bojo Canales. Biblioteca Nacional de ciencias de la Salud.

Instituto de Salud Carlos III.

Additional information is available at http://temu.bsc.es/mesinesp/ and http://participants-area.bioasq.org/general_information/Taskaspanish/

Best regards,

Felipe Soares

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