CLEF promotes the systematic evaluation of information access systems, primarily through experimentation on shared tasks.

CLEF 2020 consists of a set of 12 Labs designed to test different aspects of multilingual and multimedia IR systems:

  1. ARQMath: Answer Retrieval for Questions on Math
  2. BioASQ: Large-scale Biomedical Semantic Indexing and Question Answering
  3. CheckThat!: Automatic Identification and Verification of Claims
  4. ChEMU: Named Entity Recognition and Event Extraction of Chemical Reactions from Patents
  5. eHealth: Retrieving and Making Sense of Medical Content
  6. eRisk: Early Risk Prediction on the Internet
  7. HIPE: Identifying Historical People, Places and other Entities
  8. ImageCLEF: Multimedia Retrieval in Medicine, Lifelogging, and Internet
  9. LifeCLEF: Multimedia Retrieval in Nature
  10. LiLAS: Living Labs for Academic Search
  11. PAN: Stylometry and Digital Text Forensics
  12. Touché: Argument Retrieval

Labs Publications:

  • Lab Overviews published in LNCS Proceedings
  • Labs Working Notes published in CEUR-WS Proceedings
  • Best of Lab Papers will be nominated for CLEF 2021 submission to LNCS proceedings

Labs Participation:

Important Dates:

  • Labs registration opens: 20 November 2019