A significant proportion of web usage relates to discussions, research, and purchase of consumer products. The goal of this year IEEE ICDM conference competition is to determine the state-of-the-art methods to automatically recognize all mentions of consumer products in a collection of largely user generated web-content, and to correctly identify the product(s) that each product mention refers to from a large catalog of products. The datasets provided includes hundreds of thousands of text items, a product catalog with over fifteen million products, and hundreds of manually annotated product mentions.
The contest is colocated with the ICDM-2012 conference. There will be a workshop on the contest results on December 10th.
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