Overview of eRisk 2023: Early Risk Prediction on the Internet

This paper provides an overview of eRisk 2023, the seventh edition of the CLEF conference’s lab dedicated to early risk detection. Since its inception, our lab has aimed to explore evaluation methodologies, effectiveness metrics, and other processes associated with early risk detection. The applications of early alerting models are diverse and encompass various domains, including health and safety. eRisk 2023 consisted of three tasks. The first task involved ranking sentences based on their relevance to standardised depression symptoms. The second task focused on early detection of signs related to pathological gambling. The third task required participants to automatically estimate an eating disorders questionnaire by analysing user writings on social media.

keywords: Early risk, Depression, Pathological gambling, Eating disorders