The 13th NTCIR Conference

Program

DAY-1: Dec 5 (Tue) DAY-2: Dec 6 (Wed) DAY-3: Dec 7 (Thu) DAY-4: Dec 8 (Fri)
EVIA 2017 NTCIR-13 NTCIR-13 NTCIR-13
9:00 STC-2 AKG WWW NAILS
9:10
9:20
9:30 Welcome & NTCIR-13 Overview
9:40
9:50
10:00 Keynote
(Speaker: Omar Alonso)
10:10
10:20
10:30 Coffee Break Coffee Break
10:40
10:50 OpenLiveQ ECA
11:00 Coffee Break STC-2 MedWeb
11:10
11:20
11:30 Task Overview: Lifelog-2, MedWeb
11:40
11:50
12:00
12:10
12:20 Poster & Lunch
(QALab-3, Lifelog-2, WWW, NAILS, OpenLiveQ, ECA, NTCIR-14)
12:30 Lunch (on your own) Break
12:40
12:50
13:00 EVIA 2017 Poster & Lunch
(STC, AKG, MedWeb)
13:10
13:20
13:30
13:40
13:50 Reports from TREC and CLEF, Introduction to NTCIR-14, and Wrap Up
14:00 Task Overview: OpenLiveQ, QALab-3, AKG, ECA
14:10
14:20
14:30 Break
14:40
14:50 QALab-3 Break-out Session (OpenLiveQ and AKG)
15:00
15:10
15:20
15:30
15:40
15:50 Coffee Break
16:00 Coffee Break Break-out Session (STC)
16:10 QALab-3 Lifelog-2
16:20
16:30 Task Overview: NAILS, STC-2, WWW
16:40
16:50
17:00
17:10 Break-out Session (QALab-3)
17:20
17:30 Extended Steering Committee (invited only)
17:40
17:50
18:00 NTCIR 20th Anniversary Session
(Speakers: Fredric C. Gey and Douglas W. Oard)
18:10
18:20
18:30 Banquet
18:40
18:50

  • Keynote
  • Poster List: DAY-3
  • Poster List: DAY-4
  • Banquet Map

DAY-1 Dec 5 Tuesday: EVIA 2017



9:30 -Registration Open (9:30 - 17:00)

13:00 - 18:00The 8th International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access (EVIA 2017)

* Lunch is not provided

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DAY-2 Dec 6 Wednesday: NTCIR-13 Conference (at Hitotsubashi Hall)

8:45 -Registration Open (8:45 - 17:00)
9:30 - 9:45Welcome (at Hitotsubashi Hall )
Noriko Kando (National Institute of Informatics)
Session Chairs: Makoto P. Kato (Kyoto University) and Yiqun Liu (Tsinghua University)
9:45 - 10:00Overview of NTCIR-13 (at Hitotsubashi Hall )
Makoto P. Kato (Kyoto University) and Yiqun Liu (Tsinghua University)
Session Chairs: Makoto P. Kato (Kyoto University) and Yiqun Liu (Tsinghua University)
10:00 - 11:00Keynote (at Hitotsubashi Hall )
Title: The practice of crowdsourcing: things to know about using humans and machines for labeling
Omar Alonso (Microsoft)

Session Chair: (TBA)
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Task Overview: Lifelog-2 and MedWeb (at Hitotsubashi Hall )
Session Chairs: Makoto P. Kato (Kyoto University) and Yiqun Liu (Tsinghua University)

11:30 - 12:00
Lifelog-2: Overview of the NTCIR-13 Lifelog-2 Task

12:00 - 12:30
MedWeb: Overview of the NTCIR-13: MedWeb Task

12:30 - 14:00Lunch (on your own)

14:00 - 16:00Task Overview: OpenLiveQ, QALab-3, AKG, and ECA (at Hitotsubashi Hall )
Session Chairs: Makoto P. Kato (Kyoto University) and Yiqun Liu (Tsinghua University)

14:00 - 14:30
OpenLiveQ: Overview of the NTCIR-13 OpenLiveQ Task

14:30 - 15:00
QALab-3: Overview of the NTCIR-13 QA Lab-3 Task

15:00 - 15:30
AKG: Overview of NTCIR-13 Actionable Knowledge Graph (AKG) Task

15:30 - 16:00
ECA: Overview of NTCIR-13 ECA Task
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00Task Overview: NAILS, STC-2, and WWW (at Hitotsubashi Hall)
Session Chairs: Makoto P. Kato (Kyoto University) and Yiqun Liu (Tsinghua University)

16:30 - 17:00
NAILS: Overview of NTCIR-13 NAILS Task

17:00 - 17:30
STC-2: Overview of the NTCIR-13 Short Text Conversation Task

17:30 - 18:00
WWW: Overview of the NTCIR-13 We Want Web Task
18:00 - 19:00 NTCIR 20th Anniversary Session (at Hitotsubashi Hall )

Title: NTCIR from the Beginning: A Personal Research Journey
Fredric C. Gey (University of California, Berkeley)


Title: NTCIR in the World: Two Decades of Impact
Douglas W. Oard (University of Maryland)

Session Chair: (TBA)

* Lunch is not provided

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DAY-3 Dec 7 Thursday: NTCIR-13 Conference

8:45 - Registration Open (8:45 - 17:00)


9:00 - 12:30, Session A-1: NTCIR-13 Short Text Conversation Task (STC-2)

9:00 - 9:15Lifeng Shang, Tetsuya Sakai, Hang Li. Overview of the NTCIR-13 Short Text Conversation Task (Chinese Subtask)
9:15 - 9:30Chunyue Zhang, Dongdong Li and Huaxing Shi. DeepIntell at the NTCIR-13 STC-2 Task
9:30 - 9:45Shih-Hung Wu, Wen-Feng Shih, Che-Cheng Yu, Liang-Pu Chen and Ping-Che Yang. CYUT-III Short Text Conversation System at NTCIR-13 STC-2 Task
9:45 - 10:00Yihan Li, Shanshan Jiang, Lei Ding, Yixuan Tong and Bin Dong. SRCB at the NTCIR-13 STC-2 Task
10:00 - 10:15Han Ni, Liansheng Lin and Ge Xu. Nders at NTCIR-13 Short Text Conversation 2 Task
10:15 - 10:30Dejian Yang, Yu Wu, Zhoujun Li, Wei Wu and Can Xu. Beihang at the NTCIR-13 STC-2 Task
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break (30min)
11:00 - 11:15Yunong Wu, Xin Kang, Kenji Kita and Fuji Ren. TUA1 at NTCIR-13 Short Text Conversation 2 Task
11:15 - 11:30Haizhou Zhao, Yi Du, Hangyu Li, Qiao Qian, Hao Zhou, Minlie Huang and Jingfang Xu. SG01 at NTCIR-13 STC2
11:30 - 11:45Hiroshi Nakatani, Shigenori Nishiumi, Takahiro Maeda and Masahiro Araki. KIT Dialogue System for NTCIR-13 STC-2 Task
11:45 - 12:00Hiroki Tanioka. Response Generation for Grounding at NTCIR-13 STC-2
12:00 - 12:15YJTI at the NTCIR-13 STC Japanese Subtask

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9:00 - 10:30, Session B-1: NTCIR-13 Actionable Knowledge Graph Task (AKG)

9:00 - 9:10Roi Blanco, Hideo Joho, Adam Jatowt, Haitao Yu, and Shuhei Yamamoto. Overview of NTCIR-13 AKG Task
9:10 - 9:30Xin Kang, Yunong Wu and Fuji Ren. TUA1 at the NTCIR-13 Action Mining Task: Sampling Related Actions from Online Searching
9:30 - 9:50Xinshi Lin, Wai Lam and Shubham Sharma. CUIS Team for NTCIR-13 AKG Task
9:50 - 10:10Md Mostafizur Rahman and Atsuhiro Takasu. TLAB at NTCIR-13 AKG Task
10:10 - 10:30Discussion

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break (30min)

11:00 - 13:00, Session B-2: NTCIR-13 Medical Natural Language Processing for Web Document (MedWeb)

11:00 - 11:15 Shoko Wakamiya, Mizuki Morita, Yoshinobu Kano, Tomoko Ohkuma and Eiji Aramaki. Overview of the NTCIR-13: MedWeb Task
11:15 - 11:30 Iso Hayate, Camille Ruiz, Taichi Murayama, Katsuya Taguchi, Ryo Takeuchi, Hideya Yamamoto, Shoko Wakamiya and Eiji Aramaki. NTCIR13 MedWeb Task: multi-label classification of tweets using an ensemble of neural networks
11:30 - 11:45 Reine Asakawa and Tomoyoshi Akiba. AKBL at the NTCIR-13 MedWeb Task
11:45 - 12:00 Anh Hang Nga Tran, Hiroko Kobayashi, Yu Sawai and Paulo Quaresma. UE and Nikon at the NTCIR-13 MedWeb Task
12:00 - 12:15 Masahito Sakishita and Yoshinobu Kano. Classification of Tweet Posters who have Diseases by Mixing Method of Rule-Based and SVM in NTCIR-13 MedWeb
12:15 - 12:25 Break
12:25 - 12:30 Chao Li, Kang Xin and Fuji Ren. Medweb Task: Identify Multi-Symptoms from Tweets Based on Active Learning and Semantic Information
12:30 - 12:35 Wei-San Lin, Hong-Jie Dai and Yu-Hsuan Shao. Principle base Approach for Classifying Tweets with Flu-related Information in NTCIR-13 MedWebTask
12:35 - 12:40 Masao Ito. NIL: Using scoring to analyse the ambiguous messages on the NTCIR-13 MedWeb task
12:40 - 12:45 Kazui Morita and Takagi Toshihisa. DrG at NTCIR­-13: MedWeb Task
12:45 - 12:50 Hiroki Tanioka and Mamoru Sakai. Keyword-based Challenges at the NTCIR-13 MedWeb
12:50 - 13:00 Discussion and Closing

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13:00 - 14:30 Poster & Lunch
STC, AKG, and MedWeb


14:50 - 17:10, Session A-3: NTCIR-13 QA Lab for Entrance Exam Task (QALab-3)

14:50 - 15:00Tao-Hsing Chang, Yu-Sheng Tsai, Chih-Li Tsai and Pei-Xuan Cai. ATA2: A Question Answering System at NTCIR-13 QALab-3
15:00 - 15:10Kou Sato and Tetsuya Sakai. SLQAL at the NTCIR-13 QA Lab-3 Task
15:10 - 15:20Yuanzhi Ke and Masafumi Hagiwara. HagiwaraLab at the NTCIR-13 QALab-3 Task
15:20 - 15:30Kotaro Sakamoto, Madoka Ishioroshi, Yuta Fukuhara, Akihiro Iizuka, Hideyuki Shibuki, Tatsunori Mori and Noriko Kando. Forst: Question Answering System for Second-stage Examinations at NTCIR-13 QA Lab-3 Task
15:30 - 15:40Yusuke Doi, Takuma Takada, Takuya Matsuzaki and Satoshi Sato. SML Question-Answering System for World History Essay Exams at NTCIR-13 QALab-3
15:40 - 15:50Tasuku Kimura, Ryo Tagami and Hisashi Miyamori. KSU Team's QA System for World History Exams at the NTCIR-13 QA Lab-3 Task
15:50 - 16:10 Coffee Break (30min)
16:10 - 16:20Mike Tian-Jian Jiang. DGLab Question Answering System and Automatic Evaluation Method at NTCIR-13 QA Lab-3 for University Entrance Exam on World History Essay
16:20 - 16:30Min-Yuh Day, Chao-Yu Chen, Min-Chun Kuo, Wan-Chu Huang, I-Hsuan Huang and Shi-Ya Zheng. IMTKU Question Answering System for World History Exams at NTCIR-13 QA Lab-3
16:30 - 16:40Fadi Botros, Francesco Ciannella, Takaaki Matsumoto, Evan Chan, Cheng-Ta Chung, Lucas Bengtson, Keyang Xu, Tian Tian and Teruko Mitamura. CMUQA in QALab-3: Essay Question Answering for University Entrance Exams
16:40 - 16:50Takaaki Matsumoto and Teruko Mitamura. MTMT in QALab-3: World History Essay Question Answering System that Utilizes Textbooks and Open Knowledge Bases
16:50 - 17:00Tsunenori Ishioka, Kohei Yamaguchi and Tsuneori Mine. Rubric-based Automated Japanese Short-answer Scoring and Support System Applied to QALab-3


16:10 - 18:10, Session B-3: NTCIR-13 Personal Lifelog Organisation & Retrieval Task (Lifelog-2)

16:10 - 16:30Review of the Lifelog-2 Task (Cathal Gurrin)
16:30 - 16:50LSAT Sub-Task Review
- VCI2R at the LSAT Sub-Task (Quanli Xu)
- NTT at the LSAT Sub-Task (Yoshiaki Takimoto)
- DCU at the LSAT Sub-Task (Cathal Gurrin)
16:50 - 17:00LEST Sub-Task Review
- NTT at the LEST Sub-Task (Yoshiaki Takimoto)
17:00 - 17:30LIT Sub-Task Review
- Tsinghua University at the LIT Sub-Task (TBD)
- VCI2R at the LIT Sub-Task (Quanli Xu)
- DCU at the LIT Sub-Task (Cathal Gurrin)
17:30 - 17:40LAT Sub-Task Review
- NTT at the LAT Sub-Task (Yoshiaki Takimoto)
17:40 - 18:10Lifelog-3 Planning - Hideo Joho, Cathal Gurrin


Break-out Sessions
15:00 - 16:00 OpenLiveQ (at NII 20F 2005)
AKG (at NII 12F 1208)
17:10 - 18:10 QALab-3 (at NII 12F 1208)

18:30 - 20:30 Banquet

DAY-4 Dec 8 Friday: NTCIR-13 Conference

8:45 - Registration Open (8:45 - 15:00)


9:00 - 10:30, Session A-4: NTCIR-13 We Want Web Task (WWW)

9:00 - 9:10Cheng Luo, Tetsuya Sakai, Yiqun Liu, Zhicheng Dou, Chenyan Xiong and Jingfang Xu. Overview of the NTCIR-13 We Want Web Task
9:10 - 9:20Luke Gallagher, Joel Mackenzie, Rodger Benham, Ruey-Cheng Chen, Falk Scholer and J. Shane Culpepper. RMIT at the NTCIR-13 We Want Web Task
9:20 - 9:30Ming Yue and Zhicheng Dou. RUCIR at NTCIR-13 WWW Task
9:30 - 9:40Yukun Zheng, Cheng Luo, Weixuan Wu, Jia Chen, Yiqun Liu, Huanbo Luan, Min Zhang and Shaoping Ma. THUIR at NTCIR-13 WWW Task
9:40 - 9:50Zhuyun Dai, Chenyan Xiong and Jamie Callan. An Evaluation of the Kernel Based Neural Ranking Model in NTCIR-13 WWW
9:50 - 10:00Peng Xiao, Lingtao Li, Yimeng Fan and Tetsuya Sakai. SLWWW at the NTCIR-13 WWW Task
10:00 - 10:25Discussion about future plans: Task Organizers and Participants


9:00 - 10:30, Session B-4: NTCIR-13 Neurally Augmented Image Labelling Strategies Task (NAILS)

9:00 - 9:10Graham Healy. Overview of NTCIR-13 NAILS Task
9:10 - 9:25Amelia Solon, Stephen Gordon, Brent Lance and Vernon Lawhern. Deep Learning Approaches for P300 Classification in Image Triage: Applications to the NAILS Task
9:25 - 9:40Holly Hutson, Shlomo Geva and Philipp Cimiano. Ensemble Methods for the NTCIR-13 NAILS Task


10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break (20min)


10:50 - 12:20, Session A-5: NTCIR-13 Open Live Test for Question Retrieval (OpenLiveQ)

10:50 - 11:00Overview of the NTCIR-13 OpenLiveQ Task
11:00 - 11:15Tomohiro Manabe, Akiomi Nishida and Sumio Fujita. YJRS at the NTCIR-13 OpenLiveQ Task
11:15 - 11:30Ming Chen, Lin Li, Yueqing Sun and Jie Zhang. Erler at the NTCIR-13 OpenLiveQ Task
11:30 - 11:45Ryo Kashimura and Tetsuya Sakai. SLOLQ at the NTCIR-13 OpenLiveQ Task
11:45 - 12:00Mengjia He, Xin Kang and Fuji Ren. TUA1 at the NTCIR-13 OpenLiveQ Task
12:00 - 12:15Takashi Sato. OKSAT at NTCIR-13 OpenLiveQ Task
12:15 - 12:20Wrap up


10:50 - 12:20, Session B-5: NTCIR-13 Emotion Cause Analysis Task (ECA)

11:00 - 11:15Xu Ruifeng, Hu Jiannan and Gui Lin. Overview of NTCIR-13
11:15 - 11:25Pouneh Soleimaninejadian, Yewen Wang, Haoyue Tong, Zehui Feng, Min Zhang, Yiqun Liu and Shaoping Ma. THIR2 at the NTCIR-13 Lifelog-2 Task: Bridging Technology and Psychology through the Lifelog Personality, Mood and Sleep Quality
11:25 - 11:35Han Ren. The GDUFS System in NTCIR-13 ECA Task
11:35 - 11:45Maofu Liu, Linxu Xia, Zhenlian Zhang and Yang Fu. WUST CRF-Based System at NTCIR-13 ECA Task
11:45 - 11:55What is the next step of ECA?


12:20 - 13:50 Poster & Lunch
QALab-3, Lifelog-2, WWW, NAILS, OpenLiveQ, ECA, and NTCIR-14


13:50 - 14:20 Reports from TREC and CLEF
14:20 - 14:55 Introduction to NTCIR-14
Session Chairs: Makoto P. Kato (Kyoto University) and Yiqun Liu (Tsinghua University)

- Personal Lifelog Organisation & Retrieval (Lifelog-3)
- Open Live Test for Question Retrieval (OpenLiveQ-2)
- QA Lab for Politics Minutes (QA Lab-4)
- Short Text Conversation (STC-3)
- We Want Web (WWW-2)
- CLEF/NTCIR/TREC REproducibility (CENTRE)
14:55 - 15:00 Wrap Up
Noriko Kando (National Institute of Informatics)


Break-out Sessions
16:00 - 17:00 STC (at NII 20F 2005)


17:30 - 20:00 Extended Steering Committee (invited only) (at NII 12F 1208 and 1210)


We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Last modified: 2017-11-15