Updated Call For Participation: BioCreative VII Challenge and Workshop

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Robert Leaman

Apr 12, 2021, 3:44:37 PM4/12/21
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Updated Call for Participation

BioCreative VII Challenge and Workshop

Previous iterations of BioCreative have provided invaluable resources for advancing state-of-the-art text mining methods (e.g. BioBERT), including reference datasets and system evaluations in both shared and interactive modes. 

The sudden spread of COVID-19 has challenged the biomedical community to identify potential drug treatments quickly. Thus, BioCreative VII presents three tracks focusing on the detection of chemicals, drugs, and related substances.

The COVID-19 pandemic also triggered the development of text mining tools to support ongoing research efforts and address the wave of COVID-19 publications. Accordingly, BioCreative VII also presents an interactive track to provide developers of COVID-19 text mining tools with feedback from potential users in the research community and announces a new track addressing multi-label topic classification to support the curation of COVID-19 literature.

The workshop will take place sometime during the first two weeks for November 2021. See individual tracks for their timelines and http://www.biocreative.org/ for full information and registration.

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