LINGUIST List 26.770

Thu Feb 05 2015

Calls: Forensic Ling, Computational Ling, General Ling, Applied Ling/France

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 04-Feb-2015
From: Martin Potthast <>
Subject: PAN - Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse
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Full Title: PAN - Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse
Short Title: PAN

Date: 08-Sep-2015 - 11-Sep-2015
Location: Toulouse, France
Contact Person: Martin Potthast
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2015

Meeting Description:

This is the 13th evaluation lab on uncovering plagiarism, authorship, and social software misuse. PAN will be held as part of the CLEF conference in Toulouse, France, on September 8-11, 2015. 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.

Call for Participation:

PAN 2015

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

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.

3. Author Profiling -- Given a document, what're its author's personal traits?
This task is concerned with predicting an author's demographics from her Twitter tweets. For example, an author's style may reveal her age, gender, and personality.

Learn more at

PAN is held in conjunction with the CLEF'15 conference in Toulouse, France.

Important Dates:

Now open: Registration
March 1, 2015: Early bird software submission
April 15, 2015: Final software submission
May 31, 2015: Notebook submission
September 8-11, 2015: Conference

Special Announcements:

Data submissions for Text Alignment:

This year PAN will accept data submissions for text alignment so as to increase the diversity of the available corpora. Further details will be announced on the task's web page.

Software Submissions:

After a great success with 106 submitted softwares from previous years, we are happy to announce that we will continue our initiative to invite software submissions using TIRA.

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

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