学会員メーリングリストアーカイブ (2012年)

タスク参加募集 NTCIR-10 1CLICK -2


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          CALL FOR TASK PARTICIPATION
            NTCIR-10 1CLICK-2 Task:
   One Click Access for English and Japanese

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/tesakai/1click2.aspx

Test queries released: Aug 2012
Evaluation results released: Feb 2013
Final NTCIR-10 workshop: June 18-21 2013
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### OVERVIEW ###

Unlike traditional search engines
that return a ranked list of web pages,
One Click Access systems
return a short multi-document summary of webpages
and aim to satisfy the user immediately after
a click on the SEARCH button.
Systems must aim to return important pieces of information and
to minimise the amount of text the user has to read.
These requirements are particularly important in mobile environments.

1CLICK-1 at NTCIR-9 only considered a Japanese task,
but for this second round (1CLICK-2),
we are expanding our scope to English.
Moreover, while 1CLICK-1 considered only four query
types (CELEBRITY, LOCAL, DEFINITION and QA),
1CLICK-2 will use a more fine-grained taxonomy
comprising eight query types.

Evaluation will be based on
"information units" (iUnits),
also often referred to as "nuggets".
As in 1CLICK-1, we will use S-measure from
Sakai/Kato/Song CIKM'11
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/tesakai/cikmfp0040-sakai.pdf
and will also consider developing new evaluation methods based on
Pavlu et al. WSDM'12
http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2124295.2124343


### TASKS ###

Japanese Main Task

Given a Japanese query, return an X-character string
that contain important information (X=500,140).
This is basically the same as the 1CLICK-1 task.

English Main Task

Similar to the Japanese Main Task except that
query and the output are in English.

Query Classification Subtask (for Japanese and English)

Given a query, classify it into one of the eight known query types.


In addition to queries, the organisers will provide
query suggestion data and baseline web search results
to enhance repeatability and fairness, and to
encourage newcomers to participate.

### IMPORTANT DATES ###


April 2012 sample queries and nuggets released
Aug 2012 test queries, query suggestions and baseline runs released
Sept 2012 run submissions due
Oct 2012 nugget match evaluation begins
Jan 2013 nugget match evaluation ends
Feb 2013 evaluation results released
March 2013? draft papers due
May 2013? camera ready papers due
June 2013 NTCIR-10


### HOW TO PARTICIPATE ###

Task registration page will be available soon on the NTCIR-10 website
(see below).

We encourage new participants to have a look at the 1CLICK-1 overview paper
to familiarise themselves with the task:
http://research.nii.ac.jp/ntcir/workshop/OnlineProceedings9/NTCIR/01-NTCIR9-OV-1CLICK-SakaiT.pdf

Please note:
task participants must write a paper for the NTCIR-10 meeting (unrefereed)
and attend the meeting at NII, Tokyo in June 2013.


### ORGANISERS ###

Makoto Kato, Kyoto University, Japan
Takehiro Yamamoto, Kyoto University, Japan
Mayu Iwata, Osaka University, Japan
Matthew Ekstrand-Abueg, Northeastern University, USA
Shahzad Rajput, Northeastern University, USA
Virgil Pavlu, Northeastern University, USA
Zhicheng Dou, MSRA, China
Young-In Song, MSRA, China
Tetsuya Sakai, MSRA, China


## QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT ##

ntcadm-1click at
nii dot ac dot jp


## LINKS ##

1CLICK-2 homepage:
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/tesakai/1click2.aspx

1CLICK-1 homepage:
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/tesakai/1click.aspx

NTCIR-10:
http://research.nii.ac.jp/ntcir/ntcir-10/index.html

NTCIR online proceedings:
http://research.nii.ac.jp/ntcir/publication1-en.html