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PAN at CLEF 2014

PAN Workshop 2014

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.

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, 2014 (optional; extended) Early bird software submission
May 01, 2014 Final software submission
May 24, 2014 TIRA evaluation deadline
June 14, 2014 Notebook paper submission
July 26, 2014 Early bird conference registration
September 15-18, 2014 Conference

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