LINGUIST List 32.1270

Fri Apr 09 2021

Calls: Spanish; Comp Ling/Romania

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 09-Apr-2021
From: Martin Krallinger <>
Subject: MESINESP2 track at BioASQ Workshop 2021 (CLEF 2021)
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Full Title: MESINESP2 track at BioASQ Workshop 2021 (CLEF 2021)
Short Title: MESINESP2

Date: 21-Sep-2021 - 24-Sep-2021
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Contact Person: Martin Krallinger
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Spanish

Meeting Description:

There is a pressing need to improve the access to information comprised in health and biomedicine related documents, not only by professional medical users buy also by researches, public healthcare decision-makers, and other healthcare professionals.

Semantic indexing with medical vocabularies has resulted in a good solution to reduce costs and the time bottlenecks in document indexing. The importance of these technologies motivated several-shared tasks in the past, in particular the BIOASQ tracks, with a considerable number of participants and impact in the field for medical literature in English.

The MESINESP2 shared-task invites researchers, medical, and industry professionals to develop automatic semantic indexing systems with structured medical vocabularies for Spanish documents, which is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world with over 572 million speakers.

Call for Participation:

A variety of complementary strategies were explored so far for semantic indexing of health content. Inspired by the settings of past BioASQ tracks, we propose the following three MESINESP2 subtracks:

1. MESINESP-L – Scientific Literature (sub-track 1): This track will require automatic indexing with DeCS terms of abstracts using two highly used databases in Spanish.
2. MESINESP-T – Clinical trials (sub-track 2): This track will require automatic indexing with DeCS terms of clinical trials from REEC.
3. MESINESP-P – Patents (sub-track 3): This track will require automatic indexing with DeCS terms the content of Spanish patents extracted from Google Patents.

Registration: and register to Task 3 – MESINESP (part of “BioASQ)

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