NTCIR-15 Kick-Off Event

Evaluation of Information Access Technologies

Call for Participation to the NTCIR-15 Kick-Off Event

September 30th (Monday) 2019, 15:00-
National Institute of Informatics (NII), Room 1901-1903, Tokyo, Japan

Call for Participation (Flyer)

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-15, we would like to hold an event to introduce the NTCIR-15 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-14 87
Research groups participating from NTCIR-1 to NTCIR-14 over 1,000
NTCIR test collection users over 4,600

NTCIR-15 Kick-Off Event

  • Date/Time: September 30th (Monday) 2019, From 15:00 To 17:00 p.m.
  • Location: National Institute of Informatics, 19th floor, Seminar room: 1901-1903
    Access: http://www.nii.ac.jp/en/about/access/
  • Opening: 14:30 p.m
  • Fees: Free
    *Pre-registration is not required, but, for preparing, if you would like to participate in the Kick-Off Event, please e-mail to NTCIR Project Office at ntc-secretariat@nii.ac.jp
    with subject: [NTCIR-15KickOff].
  • ( Network: eduroam is available. No free Internet access for visitors.)

Kick-Off Event Tentative Program

  • - Overview of NTCIR
  • - What’s new in NTCIR-15
  • - Task Introduction
  • - Why participate?
  • - How to participate
  • - Important Dates
  • - Q & A

NTCIR-15 Tasks


  • 1. DialEval-1: Dialogue Evaluation
  • 2. FinNum-2: Numeral Attachment in Financial Tweets
  • 3. QA Lab-PoliInfo-2: Question Answering Lab for Political Information
  • 4. SHINRA2020-ML: SHINRA 2020 Multi-lingual
  • 5. WWW-3: We Want Web with CENTRE


  • 6. Data Search: Data Search
  • 7. MART: Micro Activity Retrieval Task

Contact Us

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

We are looking forward to your participation !

NTCIR-15 Program Co-Chairs:
Noriko Kando (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Yiqun Liu (Tsinghua University, China)

NTCIR-15 General Co-Chairs:
Charles L.A. Clarke (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Noriko Kando (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

Last Modified: 2019-09-12