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In the frame of the BioASQ Challenge ( George Paliouras gave a keynote speech on Tuesday 12 February at the Biomedical Linked Annotation Hackathon in Kashiwa, Japan.
The BLAH5 Hackathon took place from 12 to 15 February 2019 as part of a series organized to promote collaboration for sharing and linking resources for biomedical literature annotation and mining.
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You can watch all the presentations of the Hackathon here:
Presentation Title: 7 years BioASQ: Lessons learnt and the road ahead
The BioASQ challenge on large-scale biomedical semantic indexing and question answering is running for the 7th time in 2019. In these 7 years, a large number of academic and industrial research groups from around the world have joint the BioASQ community. Through their participation in the challenge, they have pushed the state of the art in semantic indexing and question answering to new levels. A notable example of the influence of BioASQ is the effect that it had on the way biomedical articles are indexed by the National Library of Medicine. One other significant contribution of BioASQ is the curation of a corpus of biomedical questions from a team of experts, who have also provided ground truth answers and supporting material, such as related documents. The BioASQ corpus will exceed 3000 questions this year.
In this talk, we will look back at the progress made during the last 7 years in the various tasks of the BioASQ challenge. We will highlight the main trends in technology and their effect in the performance of the participating systems. We will also revisit the main decisions that were made and their effect in the running of the challenge. Finally, we will present our short- and mid-term plans for the future, aiming to receive feedback and initiate a discussion for collaboration with related community efforts.

More info on the BioAsq Challenge: the BLAH Hackathon website: presentation is available on video here:…

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