PAN 2014: Call for Participation

PAN invites you to take part in one of the following shared tasks:

1. Plagiarism Detection — Given a document, is it an original?
This task studies source retrieval and text alignment, i.e. retrieving likely
sources of a suspicious document, and aligning reused passages of text between

2. Author Identification — Given a document, who wrote it?
This task focuses on authorship verification and methods that tell us whether
two given documents have the same author; a frequent challenge of forensic

3. Author Profiling — Given a document, what’s its author’s age / gender?
This task is about predicting an author’s demographics from her writing.
It will include various data sets, including reviews and Twitter tweets,
provided also by RepLab (part of the task will be organised in collaboration with RepLab).

Award for best performance in author profiling: an award of appreciation for the best
performing approach to author profiling is sponsored by Atribus (Corex).

Learn more at

PAN is held in conjunction with the CLEF’14 conference in Sheffield, UK.

Important Dates

now open          Registration
Mar  1, 2014      Early bird software submission
Apr 15, 2014      Final software submission
Jun 16, 2014      Notebook submission
Sep 15-18, 2014   Conference

Special Announcements

Data submissions.

This year, for the first time, PAN will accept data submissions. If you have a
data set which applies to the above tasks and that you want evaluated, please
get in touch with us to discuss details.

Software submissions.

After a great success with 58 submitted softwares last year, we are happy to
announce that we will continue our initiative to invite software submissions
instead of run submissions.

Student mentoring.

For each task, we accept applications of PhD students or master students for
mentoring by experts in the respective task’s research field. Deadline for
sending in your applications is February 15, 2014. Please include a CV
and an abstract of your PhD’s topic.

Benefits for early birds.

Submitting your software or your notebook early, as well as registering early
for the conference will be rewarded. Check out the specific benefits on
our web page at


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