PAN Competition: Plagiarism Detection, Author Identification, Author Profiling

Take part in one of 3 tasks: Plagiarism Detection - given a document, is it an original? Author Identification - given a document, who wrote it? Author Profiling - given a document, what is author age / gender?

Martin Potthast, Jan 13, 2014.

PAN 2014 PAN 2014: Call for Participation

We invite 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 them.

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 linguistics.

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.

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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

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 resume 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

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