Overview of BioASQ 2021: The ninth BioASQ challenge on Large-Scale Biomedical Semantic Indexing and Question Answering

06/28/2021
by   Anastasios Nentidis, et al.
0

Advancing the state-of-the-art in large-scale biomedical semantic indexing and question answering is the main focus of the BioASQ challenge. BioASQ organizes respective tasks where different teams develop systems that are evaluated on the same benchmark datasets that represent the real information needs of experts in the biomedical domain. This paper presents an overview of the ninth edition of the BioASQ challenge in the context of the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF) 2021. In this year, a new question answering task, named Synergy, is introduced to support researchers studying the COVID-19 disease and measure the ability of the participating teams to discern information while the problem is still developing. In total, 42 teams with more than 170 systems were registered to participate in the four tasks of the challenge. The evaluation results, similarly to previous years, show a performance gain against the baselines which indicates the continuous improvement of the state-of-the-art in this field.

READ FULL TEXT
POST COMMENT

Comments

There are no comments yet.

Authors

page 1

page 2

page 3

page 4

06/28/2021

Overview of BioASQ 2020: The eighth BioASQ challenge on Large-Scale Biomedical Semantic Indexing and Question Answering

In this paper, we present an overview of the eighth edition of the BioAS...
06/16/2020

Results of the seventh edition of the BioASQ Challenge

The results of the seventh edition of the BioASQ challenge are presented...
12/02/2019

SemEval-2017 Task 3: Community Question Answering

We describe SemEval-2017 Task 3 on Community Question Answering. This ye...
01/09/2018

Biomedical Question Answering via Weighted Neural Network Passage Retrieval

The amount of publicly available biomedical literature has been growing ...
02/05/2020

UNCC Biomedical Semantic Question Answering Systems. BioASQ: Task-7B, Phase-B

In this paper, we detail our submission to the 2019, 7th year, BioASQ co...
04/15/2022

Mixture of Experts for Biomedical Question Answering

Biomedical Question Answering (BQA) has attracted increasing attention i...
08/15/2019

Multi-class Hierarchical Question Classification for Multiple Choice Science Exams

Prior work has demonstrated that question classification (QC), recognizi...
This week in AI

Get the week's most popular data science and artificial intelligence research sent straight to your inbox every Saturday.