Overview of the 2018 ALTA Shared Task: classifying patent applications

Diego Molla, Dilesha Seneviratne

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We present an overview of the 2018 ALTA shared task. This is the 9th of the series of shared tasks organised by ALTA since 2010. The task was to classify Australian patent classifications following the sections defined by the International Patient Classification (IPC), using data made available by IP Australia. We introduce the task, describe the data and present the results of the participating teams. Some of the participating teams outperformed state of the art.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop 2018
EditorsSunghwan Mac Kim, Xiuzhen (Jenny) Zhang
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
EventAustralasian Language Technology Association Workshop (16th : 2018) - Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 10 Dec 201812 Dec 2018


ConferenceAustralasian Language Technology Association Workshop (16th : 2018)
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand

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