Touché @ CLEF: Argument Retrieval


Decision making processes, be it at the societal or at the personal level, often come to a point where one side challenges the other with a why-question, which is a prompt to justify some stance based on arguments. Since technologies for argument mining are maturing at a rapid pace, also ad-hoc argument retrieval becomes a feasible task in reach. We invite you to participate in the second Touché lab on argument retrieval at CLEF 2022 featuring three tasks. (Details on Touché 2020 can be found in the overview paper or on the lab web page; details on Touché 2021 can be found in the overview paper or on the lab web page).

Shared Tasks

Important Dates

  • November 15, 2021: Registration opens.
  • May 13, 2022: Approaches submission deadline.
  • June 9, 2022: Participant paper submission.
  • TBA: Peer review notification.
  • Mid June, 2021: Evaluation results out.
  • TBA: Camera-ready participant papers submission.
  • September 5-9, 2022: CLEF Conference.
  • TBA: Touché Workshop on Argument Retrieval.
All deadlines are 23:59 CEST.