The 4th NTCIR Workshop
User Agreement Forms (for Workshop Participant

To participate the 4th NTCIR Workshop
For the test collections other than "NTCIR-4 CLIR task Xinhua documents Data", the user agreement form for each collection must be filled out and send them by postal mail or courier. Please download, make two copies of the user agreement forms in double-sided print. Signatures are needed on each of the agreement forms.

For "NTCIR-4 CLIR task Xinhua document data", a signed form shall be faxed to the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC).

For the detailed information to prepare the forms, please consult How To Participate.
For the information about the collections, please consult NTCIR-4 DATA Home


NTCIR Project Office
Research Center for Information Resources (Rm.1309)
National Institute of Informatics
2-1-2 Hitotsubashi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8430, JAPAN

Phone: +81-3-4212-2750
FAX: +81-3-4212-2751
E-mail: ntc-secretariat

Test Collections for the 4th NTCIR Workshop

Task Data set
clir NTCIR-4 CLIR task test collection
(2003-04-25 updated)
clir NTCIR-4 CLIR task Xinhua document data
patent NTCIR-4 PATENT task test collection
qac NTCIR-4 QA task test collection
tsc NTCIR-4 SUMM task test collection
web NTCIR-4 WEB task test collection

2003-03-13: The user agreement forms were revised. The inappropriate fonts other than ascii characters were discarded. No revision was made for the sentences in the agreement.

Test Collections used in the Previous NTCIR Workshop

Last updated: 2003-04-25 : User agreement form of "CLIR task test collection" revised
2003-03-16: link to "ntcir-4 Xinhua" is added
2003-03-13: non-ascii characters removed from the forms
2003-03-07: user agreements forms up
2003-02-20: started