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LINGUIST List 25.243

Tue Jan 14 2014

Calls: Forensic Ling, Computational Ling, Applied Ling/UK

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 13-Jan-2014
From: Martin Potthast <martin.potthastuni-weimar.de>
Subject: PAN Evaluation Lab on Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse
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Full Title: PAN Evaluation Lab on Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse
Short Title: PAN

Date: 15-Sep-2014 - 18-Sep-2014
Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Martin Potthast
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://pan.webis.de

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

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 wrote it?

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 day.

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
Twitter tweets.

Learn more at http://pan.webis.de.

Call for Papers:

Important Dates:

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.

Special Announcements:

Data Submissions:

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 discuss details.

Software Submissions:

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.

Student Mentoring:

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 Profiling:

An award of appreciation for the best performing approach to author
profiling is sponsored by Atribus (Corex).

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