PAN - Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse

Country: France

City: Toulouse

Abstr. due: 15.04.2015

Dates: 08.09.15 — 11.09.15

Area Of Sciences: Humanities; Law;

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Organizers: CLEF Association


This is the 13th evaluation lab on uncovering plagiarism, authorship, and social software misuse. PAN will be held as part of the CLEF conference in Toulouse, France, on September 8-11, 2015. Evaluations will commence from January till June. We invite you to take part in any of the three tasks plagiarism detection, author identification, and author profiling.

Plagiarism Detection

Given a document, is it an original?

This task is divided into source retrieval and text alignment. Source retrieval is about searching for likely sources of a suspicious document. Text alignment is about matching passages of reused text between a pair of documents.

Author Identification

Given a document, who wrote it?

This task focuses on authorship verification and methods to answer the question whether two given documents have the same author or no. This question accurately emulates the real-world problem that most forensic linguists face every day.

Given a document, what're its author's traits?

This task is concerned with predicting an author's demographics from her writing. For example, an author's style may reveal her age, gender, and personality.

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