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LitCoin Challenge

This 2-phase competition is part of the NASA Tournament Lab and hosted by NCBI (The National Center for Biotechnology Information), NCATS (The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences) and NIH (National Institutes of Health). These institutions, in collaboration with bitgrit and CrowdPlat, have come together to bring you this challenge where you can deploy your data-driven technology solutions towards accelerating scientific research in medicine and ensure that data from biomedical publications can be maximally leveraged and reach a wide range of biomedical researchers. Each phase of the competition is designed to spur innovation in the field of natural language processing, asking competitors to design systems that can accurately recognize scientific concepts from the text of scientific articles, connect those concepts into knowledge assertions, and determine if that claim is a novel finding or background information. Part 1: Given only an abstract text, the goal is to find all the nodes or biomedical entities (position in text and BioLink Model Category). Part 2: Given the abstract and the nodes annotated from it, the goal is to find all the relationships between them (pair of nodes, BioLink Model Predicate and novelty).

Partner Organization: National Institutes of Health

Award: $100,000 in total prizes

Open Date: November 9, 2021

Close Date: February 15, 2022

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