Results of the 4th edition of BioASQ Challenge

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Conference Proceedings (fully refereed)
Krithara, A., Nentidis, A., Paliouras, G., & Kakadiaris, I.
The goal of this task is to push the research frontier towards hybrid information systems. We aim to promote systems and approaches that are able to deal with the whole diversity of the Web, especially for, but not restricted to, the context of biomedicine. This goal is pursued by the organization of challenges. The fourth challenge, as the previous challenges, consisted of two tasks: semantic indexing and question answering. 16 systems participated by 7 different participating teams for the semantic indexing task. The question answering task was tackled by 37 different systems, developed by 11 different teams. 25 of the systems participated in the phase A of the task, while 12 participated in phase B. 3 of the teams participated in both phases of the question answering task. Overall, as in previous years, the best systems were able to outperform the strong baselines. This suggests that advances over the state of the art were achieved through the BIOASQ challenge but also that the benchmark in itself is very challenging. In this paper, we present the data used during the challenge as well as the technologies which were at the core of the participants’ frameworks.
Software and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory (SKEL)
Conference Short Name: 
BioASQ workshop (ACL 2016)
Conference Full Name: 
4th BioASQ Workshop (Association for Computational Linguistics 2016)
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Conference Date(s): 
Fri, 12/08/2016 - Sat, 13/08/2016
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