BioASQ MESINESP challenge

The DeST team of the first edition of the BioASQ MESINESP task was composed of the LASIGE researchers André Neves, André Lamúrias and Francisco Couto working on project DeST ( The task was an international competition with the goal of automatically indexing biomedical Spanish articles with structured medical vocabulary (DeCS terms).

The full results for that task are available here: The team submitted four system variants, namely LasigeBioTM TXMC F1, LasigeBioTM TXMC P and X-BERT BioASQ, and X-BERT BioASQ F1. The first achieved the second best value for the evaluation measures EBP (Example Based Precision), MaP (mean average precision) and MIP (micro precision).