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WSCD 2012 : Relevance Prediction Challenge / WSDM 2012 Web Search Click Data Workshop


When Feb 12, 2012 - Feb 12, 2012
Where Seattle
Submission Deadline Dec 5, 2011
Notification Due Dec 5, 2011
Final Version Due Dec 20, 2011
Categories    information retrieval   web   machine learning   data mining

Call For Papers

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Relevance Prediction Challenge, which is a part of the WSDM 2012 Web Search Click Data (WSCD) workshop. This challenge provides a unique opportunity to consolidate and scrutinize the work from industrial labs on predicting the relevance of URLs using user search behavior. It also provides a fully anonymized dataset shared by Yandex, which has user queries, clicks on URLs and their relevance labels.

Important Dates:

Oct 15, 2011 - Challenge opens
Dec 15, 2011 - End of challenge
Dec 25, 2011 - Winners candidacy notification
Jan 20, 2012 - Reports deadline
Feb 12, 2012 - WSCD workshop at WSDM 2012 ( and Winners announcement

The top three competitors will receive the following cash prizes:

1st place: $5,000
2nd place: $3,000
3rd place: $1,000

Contestants can participate as individuals, or as teams. You will find a detailed description of the task, data sets and result evaluation methodology at:

Challenge Organizers

Pavel Serdyukov, Eugene Kharitonov, Alexey Gorodilov (Yandex)
Georges Dupret (Yahoo!)
Nick Craswell (Microsoft)

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