NTCIR-17 Kick-Off Event

Evaluation of Information Access Technologies

Call for Participation to the NTCIR-17 Kick-Off Event

September 28th (Wednesday) 2022, 13:00 - 14:30 (JST)
Online (Zoom)

The collaborative activity for enhancing information access technologies

Development of information access technologies based on techniques of information retrieval, natural language processing, and database management becomes increasingly more important for many applications (e.g., providing effective access to Web resources and text archives, and analyzing big data obtained from various kinds of sensors). It is indispensable for developing such technologies to experimentally evaluate them by using test collections constructed under collaborations of many researchers. Over the 20 years, NTCIR has been formulating the infrastructure for the evaluation, and contributing to development of the information access technologies. NTCIR has been the major forum for researchers to intensively discuss the evaluation methodology of emerging information access technologies.
As the details have been finalized for NTCIR-17, we would like to hold an event to introduce the NTCIR-17 and exciting new evaluation tasks. Are you a researcher in information access area, a faculty member, a researcher in industry, or simply interested in informatics? Anyone is welcome for the event! Join us to share the advance of the state of the art information access research and development!

NTCIR in Numbers

Evaluation tasks organized from NTCIR-1 to NTCIR-16 104
Research groups participating from NTCIR-1 to NTCIR-16 over 1,100
NTCIR test collection users over 5,000

NTCIR-17 Kick-Off Event

  • Date/Time: September 28th (Wednesday) 2022, From 13:00 To 14:30 p.m.
  • Location: Online (Zoom)
  • Fees: Free
  • Regietration: NTCIR-17 Kickoff Event Registration
    Zoom link will be sent to the registered email address before the event.

Kick-Off Event Tentative Program

  • NTCIR-17 Kick-Off Event
      13:00 - 14:30, September 28th (Wednesday) 2022 (JST), Zoom
    • - Overview of NTCIR
    • - What’s new in NTCIR-17
    • - Task Introduction
    • - Why participate?
    • - How to participate
    • - Important Dates
    • - Q & A

NTCIR-17 Tasks


  • 1. FinArg : Fine-grained Argument Understanding in Financial Analysis
  • 2. MedNLP-SC : Medical Natural Language Processing for Social media and Clinical texts
  • 3. QA Lab-PoliInfo-4 : QA Lab for Political Information 4


  • 4. FairWeb-1 : The First Fair Web Task
  • 5. Transfer : Resource Transfer Based Dense Retrieval
  • 6. UFO : Understanding of non-Financial Objects in Financial Reports

Contact Us

For further information, please contact NTCIR Project Office at ntc-secretariat@nii.ac.jp

We are looking forward to your participation !

NTCIR-17 Program Co-Chairs:
Takehiro Yamamoto (Co-chair, University of Hyogo, Japan)
Zhicheng Dou (Co-chair, Renmin University of China)

NTCIR-17 General Co-Chairs:
Charles Clarke (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Noriko Kando (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Makoto P. Kato (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Yiqun Liu (Tsinghua University, China)

Last Modified: 2022-11-09