Thursday, November 4, 2010

1st CFP for NTCIR-9 INTENT and 1CLICK out now!

NTCIR-9 runs seven tasks:
Intent (INTENT), Recognizing Inference in TExt (RITE), Geotemporal Information Retrieval (GeoTime), IR for Spoken Documents (SpokenDoc), Cross-Lingual Link Discovery (CrossLink), Interactive Visual Exploration (Vis-Ex) and Patent Machine Translation (PatentMT)

Hideo Joho and I are working as the evaluation co-chairs of NTCIR-9.

Also, I am one of the task organisers of
INTENT and One Click Access (1CLICK) which is officially a subtask of INTENT but actually more like a separate task.

INTENT Subtasks:
Subtopic Mining - given a query, list up possible intents;
Document Ranking - selectively diversify search results to cover different intents
1CLICK - return a fixed length text that immediately satisfies the user

We have started distributing the first call for participation for INTENT and 1CLICK.
Please visit the above pages and consider participating.

If you are interested in any of the NTCIR-9 tasks,
please note that the task participant registration closes on December 20, 2010.

The NTCIR-9 final meeting will take place December 6-9, 2011 at NII, Tokyo, Japan.