BioASQ Participants Area

Task 10a will begin on Monday, January 17, 2022!

*Task 10a will begin in late January instead of early February, in response to the recently announced plans of NLM to switch to fully automated indexing by mid-2022. For more details please see FAQ .*

What's new in BioASQ10, Task a

Guidelines for Task 10a

Task 10a will be based on the standard process followed by PubMed to index journal abstracts. The participants will be asked to classify new PubMed documents, written in English, as they become available on-line, before PubMed curators annotate them manually. As manual annotations from PubMed become available, they will be used to evaluate the classification performance of participating systems.

The rest of the guidelines provide the essential information for participating in the Task 10a of the BioASQ challenge. They are organized in sections, by clicking on the titles you can find the relevant details.

+ Competition roll-out

+ Download Training Data

+ MeSH headings

+ Evaluation

+ Download test sets

+ Submit test results

+ Add a system

+ Code snippets and tools

+ Continuous Space Word Vectors

*Data from NLM are distributed based on the conditions described here. License Code: 8283NLM123.
If you used data obtained from the BioASQ challenges please support us by reporting BioASQ in your acknowledgements and citing our paper:

An overview of the BIOASQ large-scale biomedical semantic indexing and question answering competition: George Tsatsaronis, Georgios Balikas, Prodromos Malakasiotis, Ioannis Partalas, Matthias Zschunke, Michael R Alvers, Dirk Weissenborn, Anastasia Krithara, Sergios Petridis, Dimitris Polychronopoulos, Yannis Almirantis, John Pavlopoulos, Nicolas Baskiotis, Patrick Gallinari, Thierry Artiéres, Axel Ngonga, Norman Heino, Eric Gaussier, Liliana Barrio-Alvers, Michael Schroeder, Ion Androutsopoulos and Georgios Paliouras, in BMC bioinformatics, 2015 (bib).