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Overview of the DAGPap22 Shared Task on Detecting Automatically Generated Scientific Papers
Yury Kashnitsky | Drahomira Herrmannova | Anita de Waard | George Tsatsaronis | Catriona Catriona Fennell | Cyril Labbe
Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Scholarly Document Processing

This paper provides an overview of the DAGPap22 shared task on the detection of automatically generated scientific papers at the Scholarly Document Process workshop colocated with COLING. We frame the detection problem as a binary classification task: given an excerpt of text, label it as either human-written or machine-generated. We shared a dataset containing excerpts from human-written papers as well as artificially generated content and suspicious documents collected by Elsevier publishing and editorial teams. As a test set, the participants are provided with a 5x larger corpus of openly accessible human-written as well as generated papers from the same scientific domains of documents. The shared task saw 180 submissions across 14 participating teams and resulted in two published technical reports. We discuss our findings from the shared task in this overview paper.