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PAN at CLEF 2013

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 shown below.

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.

Author Profiling

Given a document, what're its author's traits?

This task is concerned with predicting an author's demographics from her writing. For example, an author's style may reveal her age and gender.

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 a pair of documents..


March 1, 2013 (optional). Early bird software submission
April 15, 2013. Software submission for
text alignment and author identification
April 30, 2013. Software submission for
source retrieval and author profiling
May 15, 2013. Evaluation result notification
June 1, 2013. Long paper submission
June 16, 2013. Short paper submission
June 30, 2013. Early bird conference registration
September 23-26, 2013. Conference

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