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PAN @ CLEF 2018


This is the 18th evaluation lab on digital text forensics. PAN will be held as part of the CLEF conference in Avignon, France, on September 10-14, 2018. 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?

One subtask focuses on cross-domain authorship attribution applied in fanfiction and another subtask focuses on style change detection.

Author Profiling

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

This task focuses on gender, whereas text and image may be used as information sources of tweets in English, Spanish and Arabic.

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 30, 2018 Early bird software submission (extended)
April 15, 2018 TIRA evaluation phase opens
May 11, 2018 TIRA evaluation phase deadline
May 31, 2018 Participant paper submission
June 15, 2018 Peer review notification
June 29, 2018 Camery-ready participant papers submission
June 30, 2018 Early bird conference registration
September 10-14, 2018 Conference


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