Call for Task Participation

The 11th NTCIR Workshop (2013 - 2014)
Evaluation of Information Access Technologies
Conference: December 9-12, 2014, NII, Tokyo, Japan

Call for Participation to the NTCIR-11 Tasks:

Call for Participation [Flyer]
Task Participation

Participation is invited from anyone interested in research on information access technologies and evaluation of them, such as retrieval of various document genres, cross-lingual information retrieval of Asian languages, question answering and cross-lingual information access. NTCIR Workshops are periodical event which are held once per one and half years.

The registration for NTCIR-11 Task Participation has just started.
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NTCIR Workshop Aims

Evaluation Tasks

NTCIR-11 Program Committee has selected the Eight Tasks: following six Core Tasks and two Pilot Tasks. For more details, please visit
Evaluation Tasks:
Slides for task introduce at the NTCIR-11 Kick-Off Event:
and the each task's homepage.


IMine (Search Intent and Task Mining) :

Math (Mathematical Information Access) :

MedNLP (Medical Natural Language Processing) :

MobileClick (Mobile Information Access) :

RITE-VAL (Recognizing Inference in TExt and Validation):

SpokenQuery&Doc (Spoken Query and Spoken Document Retrieval) :


QALab (QA Lab for Entrance Exam) :

Temporalia (Temporal Information Access) :

NEW RecipeSearch (Cooking Recipe Search) :


Registration for NTCIR-11 Tasks

Please visit:
'What participants must do' page:
'How To Participate' page:

Important Dates

For the latest information, please visit the 'Important Dates' page:
20 Dec. 2013
14 Jan. 2014
Task Registration Due **Extended** *More Info here.*
06 Jan. 2014Document Set Release
Jan.-May 2014Dry Run
Mar.-July 2014Formal Run
01 Aug. 2014Evaluation Results Due
01 Aug. 2014Task Overview Partial Release
01 Sep. 2014Participant Paper Submission Due
01 Nov. 2014All Camera-ready Paper Copy for the Proceedings Due
9-12 Dec. 2014NTCIR-11 Conference, NII, Tokyo, Japan



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Contact Us

For inquiries regarding NTCIR-11 and each task, please see: 'Contact Us'

We are looking forward to your participation !

NTCIR-11 Program Co-Chairs:
Hideo Joho (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Kazuaki Kishida (Keio University, Japan)

NTCIR-11 General Co-Chairs:
Noriko Kando (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Tsuneaki Kato (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Douglas W. Oard (University of Maryland, USA)
Tetsuya Sakai (Waseda University, Japan)
Mark Sanderson (RMIT University, Australia)

Last modified: 2014-07-09