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PAN at CLEF 2015

This is the 12th 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 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, gender and personality.

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 10, 2015 (optional; extended) Early bird software submission
April 15, 2015 Final software submission
May 24, 2015 TIRA evaluation deadline
June 7, 2015 Notebook paper submission
July 24, 2015 Early bird conference registration
September 8-11, 2015 Conference

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