NTCIR-13 Accepted Tasks and NTCIR-13 Session at the NTCIR-12 Conference

Dear all,

We are excited to announce that nine tasks have been accepted at NTCIR-13.
Four of them are continuation of successful NTCIR-12 tasks, while the
others are diverse, challenging, brand-new tasks.
For introducing these tasks, we will have “NTCIR-13 sessions” at the
NTCIR-12 conference.
Please attend NTCIR-13 sessions if you wish to know the details of
each task and have discussion.

The full list of the accepted tasks is shown below:
CORE:
Personal Lifelog Organisation & Retrieval Task (Lifelog-2)
Medical Natural Language Processing for Web Document 2 (MedNLP-Doc2) (*1)
Open Live Test for Question Retrieval (OpenLiveQ)
QA Lab for Entrance Exam (QA Lab) (*1)
Short Text Conversation (STC)
PILOT:
Actionable Knowledge Graph (AKG)
Multi-lingual Emotion Cause Analysis (MECA) (*2)
Neurally Augmented Image Labelling Strategies (NAILS)
WWW (We Want Web)

*1: Conditionally accepted with minor revision
*2: Conditionally accepted as a PILOT task

The details of NTCIR-13 sessions:

1. Poster session: 12:10 – 13:30, June 10 (DAY-4)
2. Oral session (5min for each): 14:30 – 15:30, June 10 (DAY-4)
3. Break-out session:
Some of the tasks plan to have a break-out session, in which task
organizers and participants have face-to-face time to discuss the task design,
evaluation, etc.

June 7 (DAY-1) 10:30 – 13:00
QALab: NII Room 1509

June 7 (DAY-1) 11:00 – 12:00:
AKG: NII Room 2001A

June 7 (DAY-1) 18:00 – 19:00
STC: NII Room 2004 & 2005

June 9 (DAY-3) 16:00 – 17:30
MathIR: NII Room 2006
QALab: NTCIR Session Room 1
OpenLiveQ: NTCIR Session Room 2&3

June 9 (DAY-3) 16:00 – 16:45:
Lifelog: NTCIR Session Room 4

June 9 (DAY-3) 16:45 – 17:30:
NAILS: NII Session Room 4

Best regards,
Makoto P. Kato and Yiqun Liu
NTCIR-13 PC co-chairs

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