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Text Analysis Conference

The Text Analysis Conference (TAC) is a series of evaluation workshops organized to encourage research in Natural Language Processing and related applications, by providing a large test collection, common evaluation procedures, and a forum for organizations to share their results. TAC comprises sets of tasks known as "tracks," each of which focuses on a particular subproblem of NLP. TAC tracks focus on end-user tasks, but also include component evaluations situated within the context of end-user tasks.

TAC 2018 hosts evaluations in four tracks:

  1. Entity Discovery and Linking (EDL)
    The goal of the EDL track is to extract mentions of pre-defined entity types from any language, and link (disambiguate and ground) them to the entities in an English knowledge base (KB).

  2. Streaming Multimedia Knowledge Base Population (SM-KBP)
    The goal of the SM-KBP track is to develop and evaluate technologies that extract structured Knowledge Elements (KEs) from a variety of unstructured sources in order to generate explicit alternative interpretations of events, situations, and trends in noisy, conflicting, and potentially deceptive information environments.

  3. Drug-Drug Interaction Extraction from Drug Labels (DDI)
    The purpose of the DDI track is to test various natural language processing (NLP) approaches for their information extraction (IE) performance on drug-drug interactions in Structured Product Labeling (SPL) documents.

  4. Systematic Review Information Extraction (SRIE)
    The purpose of the SRIE track is to develop and evaluate Information Extraction (IE) approaches that can assist in the systematic reviews of environmental agents. This track will focus on IE of study design factors found in the Methods and Materials section of published studies of experimental animals exposed to environmental chemicals.




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