BioASQ Participants Area

Task 5a began on Monday, February 06, 2017!


What's new in BioASQ5-Task A


Guidelines for Task 5a

Task 5a 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 online, 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 5a of the BioASQ challenge. They are organised 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).