CALL FOR NTCIR-14 TASK PARTICIPATION

CALL FOR NTCIR-14 TASK PARTICIPATION
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NTCIR-14 now calls for task participation of anyone interested in
research on information access technologies and their evaluation, such
as retrieval from a large amount of document collections, question
answering and natural language processing. We welcome students, young
researchers, professors who supervise students, researchers working
for a company, and anyone who is interested in informatics.
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Information Retrieval from Microblogs during Disasters (IRMiDis)

Information Retrieval from Microblogs during Disasters (IRMiDis)

https://sites.google.com/site/irmidisfire2018/

Track description

Microblogging sites like Twitter are increasingly being used for aiding relief operations during various mass emergencies. A lot of critical situational information is posted on microblogging sites during disaster events. However, messages posted on microblogging sites often contain rumors, fake information, and overstated facts. In such situations, identification of factual or fact-checkable tweets, i.e., tweets that report some relevant and verifiable fact (other than sympathy or prayer) is extremely important for effective coordination of post disaster relief operations. Additionally, cross verification of such critical information is a practical necessity to ensure the trustworthiness. Hence, automated IR techniques are needed to identify, process and verify the credibility of information from multiple sources. The track will have two sub-tasks, as described below.
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