Biomedical Abbreviation Recognition and Resolution 2nd Edition (BARR2)

IberEval 2018 | SEPLN 2018

18 September 2018. Seville, Spain

Task papers

Task overview: task description, evaluation and results.

Task corpus: resources, guidelines and annotations.

Participants' papers


Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)

Universidad Nacional de EducaciĆ³n a Distancia (UNED)



All teams sending a test set prediction submission for BARR2 will be invited to send a workshop proceedings paper on their system (systems description paper), as was the case of the previous BARR 2017 track.

It is not mandatory to assist to the workshop, but we encourage very much your attendance. You can send both submissions and the workshop proceedings paper without attending the workshop. We will invite all the BARR2 participants to give a short flash presentation of their system at the workshop. Additionally, top scoring teams will have the opportunity to give a longer presentation at the workshop.

All BARR2 track papers will be part of the official IberEval Proceedings that will be publishing at

We will use Springer style: Springer Style Template

You also have access to the IberEval 2017 Proceedings to check the format.

The minimum length of a regular paper should be 5 pages.

Each paper will be peer reviewed. The idea for this exercise is to check the following points:

  • Basic sanity check for grammatical errors and reported results.
  • Papers should have sufficient information for reproducing the mentioned results.
  • Proper and uniform style for all papers in the proceedings.
  • Check the papers for text reuse / plagiarism.


Ander Intxaurrondo


  • June 21th, 2018: BARR2 final test set clinical cases revealed.
  • May 28th, 2018: BARR2 background and test sets released.
  • May 25th, 2018: BARR2 development set released.
  • May 18th, 2018: BARR2 evaluation script released.
  • May 17th, 2018: BARR2 training set released.
  • May 8th, 2018: BARR2 announcement at MultilingualBIO Workshop (LREC 2018).
  • April 20th, 2018: BARR2 sample set released.
  • March 15th, 2018: BARR2 track website launched.