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LINGUIST List 23.5161

Mon Dec 10 2012

Confs: Computational Ling, Forensic Ling, Text/Corpus Ling, Applied Ling/Spain

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 10-Dec-2012
From: Martin Potthast <martin.potthastuni-weimar.de>
Subject: Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse
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Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse
Short Title: PAN

Date: 23-Sep-2013 - 26-Sep-2013
Location: Valencia, Spain
Contact: Martin Potthast
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://pan.webis.de

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

This is the 9th evaluation lab on uncovering plagiarism, authorship, and social software misuse. PAN will be held as part of the CLEF conference in Valencia, Spain, on September 23-26, 2013. Evaluations will commence from January till June. We invite you to take part in any of the three tasks plagiarism detection, author identification, and author profiling.

PAN CLEF: Call for Participation

We invite you to take part in one of the following evaluations:

1. Plagiarism Detection -- Given a document, is it an original?
This task is divided into source retrieval and text alignment. Source retrieval is about searching for likely sources of a suspicious document. Text alignment is about matching passages of reused text between documents.

2. Author Identification -- Given a document, who wrote it?
This task focuses on authorship verification and methods to answer the question whether two given documents have the same author or no. This question accurately emulates the real-world problem that most forensic linguists face every day.

3. Author Profiling -- Given a document, what's its author's age / gender?
This task is concerned with predicting an author's demographics from her writing. Besides being personally identifiable, an author's style may also reveal her age and gender. Accurate predictors are of key interest to forensic linguists and marketers alike.

Learn more at:


PAN is held in conjunction with the CLEF'13 conference in Valencia, Spain.

Important Dates:

now open Registration
Dec 15, 2012 Training data release
Mar 31, 2013 Run submission
Jun 16, 2013 Notebook submission
Sep 23-26, 2013 Conference


Martin Potthast, Tim Gollub, Matthias Hagen, Benno Stein
Webis Bauhaus-Universit├Ąt Weimar

Parth Gupta, Paolo Rosso
NLEL Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Valencia

Efstathios Stamatatos
University of the Aegean

Moshe Koppel
Bar-Ilan University

Patrick Juola
Duquesne University

Shlomo Argamon
Illinois Institute of Technology

Giacomo Inches
IRGroup University of Lugano

Francisco Rangel
Autoritas Consulting

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