LINGUIST List 25.243
Jan 14 2014
Calls: Forensic Ling,
Computational Ling, Applied Ling/UK
Editor for this issue:
Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>
From: Martin Potthast
Subject: PAN Evaluation Lab on
Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social
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Full Title: PAN Evaluation Lab on Uncovering
Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software
Short Title: PAN
Date: 15-Sep-2014 - 18-Sep-2014
Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Martin Potthast
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Web Site: http://pan.webis.de
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics;
Computational Linguistics; Forensic
Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2014
This is the 11th evaluation lab on uncovering
plagiarism, authorship, and
social software misuse. PAN will be held as
part of the CLEF conference in
Sheffield, UK, on September 15-18, 2014.
Evaluations will commence from
January till June.
We invite you to take part in any of the three
tasks shown below:
1. Plagiarism Detection: Given a document, is
it an original?
This task studies source retrieval and text
alignment, i.e. retrieving
likely sources of a suspicious document, and
aligning reused passages of
text between them.
2. Author Identification: Given a document, who
This task focuses on authorship verification
and methods that tell us
whether two given documents have the same
author; a frequent challenge of
forensic linguistics. This question accurately
emulates the real-world
problem that most forensic linguists face every
3. Author Profiling: Given a document, what's
its author's age/gender?
This task is about predicting an author's
demographics from her writing.
Besides being personally identifiable, an
author's style may also reveal
her age and gender, which will be useful in
further establishing an
author's identity. It will include various data
sets, including reviews and
Learn more at http://pan.webis.de.
Call for Papers:
Early bird software submission: Mar 1, 2014
Final software submission: Apr 15, 2014
Notebook submission: Jun 16, 2014
Conference: Sep 15-18, 2014
Registration is now open.
This year, for the first time, PAN will accept
data submissions. If you
have a data set which applies to the above
tasks and that you want
evaluated, please get in touch with us to
After a great success with 58 submitted
softwares last year, we are happy
to announce that we will continue our
initiative to invite software
submissions instead of run submissions.
For each task, we accept applications of PhD
students or master students
for mentoring by experts in the respective
task's research field. Deadline
for sending in your applications is February
15, 2014. Please include a
resume and an abstract of your PhD's topic.
Benefits for Early Birds:
Submitting your software or your notebook
early, as well as registering
early for the conference will be rewarded.
Check out the specific benefits
on our web page at http://pan.webis.de.
Award for Best Performance in Author
An award of appreciation for the best
performing approach to author
profiling is sponsored by Atribus (Corex).
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