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PAN at CLEF 2016


This is the 15th evaluation lab on uncovering plagiarism, authorship, and social software misuse. PAN will be held as part of the CLEF conference in Évora, Portugal, on September 5-8, 2016. 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 author clustering and author diarization (also known as intrinsic plagiarism detection). Both tasks are concerned with measuring author similarity across and within texts.

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.

Author Obfuscation

Given a document, hide its author.

This task works against identification and profiling by automatically paraphrasing a text to obfuscate its author's style. The tasks offered are author masking and obfuscation evaluation.

March 1, 2016 (optional) Early bird software submission
April 29, 2016 (extended) Final software submission
May 13, 2016 TIRA evaluation deadline
May 25, 2016 Notebook paper submission
June 17, 2016 Peer review notification
July 1, 2016 Camery-ready notbook submission
July 24, 2016 (tentative) Early bird conference registration
September 5-8, 2016 Conference


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