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The Ninth NTCIR Workshop (NTCIR-9)

Evaluation of Information Access Technologies:
Information Retrieval, Question Answering, and Cross-Lingual Information Access
<Call for Participation to the NTCIR-9 Kick-Off Event>
http://research.nii.ac.jp/ntcir/ntcir-9/kickoff.html
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Ever wondered how to evaluate your new technology?

Over the 10 years, NTCIR Workshops have been formulating the infrastructure for the evaluation of various information access technologies, and offering the infrastructure to a range of research communities. A total of 37 "evaluation tasks" have been organised by the leading researchers in the field of Informatics and related areas, attracting 517 participant research groups so far. The evaluation data generated as a result of such a large-scale research community are called "test collections" which can offer an evaluation platform for new information access technologies with a high level of reproducibility. Over 1500 research articles have been published based on the NTCIR test collections in the last decade. Furthermore, researchers have been intensively discussing the evaluation methodology of emerging information access technologies at NTCIR.

As some details have been finalised for NTCIR-9, we would like to hold an event to introduce the NTCIR-9 and exciting new evaluation tasks.

Are you a young researcher in Information Access area, faculty members who have (many) students to supervise, researchers 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-9 Kick-Off Event>

- Date/Time: Wed 5th October 2010 13:30- (Japanese session) 15:30- (English session)
- Location: 2F National Center of Science, National Institute of Informatics http://www.nii.ac.jp/en/access/
- Opening: 13:15

- Fees: Free
- Capacity: 80 (No registration is required)

- Twitter: http://twitter.com/ntcir
- Ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ntcir-9-kick
- Handouts: |Slides[PDF]|Organizers|Test Collections|

<Program>
- Overview of NTCIR
- Introduction of NTCIR-9
- NTCIR-9 Evaluation Tasks
- Merits of NTCIR-9 participation
- How to participate in NTCIR-9
- Important dates of NTCIR-9
- Q&A

<NTCIR-9 Evaluation Co-Chairs>
- Hideo JohoiUniversity of Tsukuba, Japanj
- Tetsuya SakaiiMicrosoft Research Asia, China)

<NTCIR-9 General Co-Chairs>
- Noriko Kando (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
- Tsuneaki Kato (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
- Eiichiro Sumita (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)

For further information, please contact NTCIR Project Office at ntc-secretariat

Last Modified:2010.10.12