2017 Application Procedure

Dear Turing test aficionados,

Thank you for your participation. Here is the walk-through of the application procedure:

1. Please sent us a brief e-mail to: turingtests@math.dartmouth.edu with 1) your name 2) which competition(s) you intend to (PoetiX, DigiList, AccompanimentX, and/or DanceX) and 3) which operation system you prefer. (See system specifications here for available operating systems we offer.) Early emails are preferred to help us better plan the competition and count the machines needed. We will add you in our mailing list for any update purpose.

2. We encourage you to start working on your system early with our sample data. The actually data will be different but in similar styles and same formats.

3. About 2 weeks before the competition, Linux and Windows users will be given the account, password, and instructions to access the virtual machines. This early access give you plenty of time to install any software that is not already on the server. For Mac users, the timeline for software preparation a little tighter, please refer to the "Note for Mac Users" at system specifications page.

4. The actual data for competition will be released on May 29, 8 am EST, and the competition will run for 3 days. Your remote login access will be ended on Jun 1, 8 am EST.

Note on Workspace

Under the home directory, you will see a folder "~/TuringTest", which has four sub-directories named after the 4 tasks of Turing test competition. Choose the one(s) you are participating as the workspace(s) and you will see a sub-directory named "data" that contains the provided data. (For example, if you are participating the DanceX task, the workspace is ~/TuringTest/DanceX, and the provided data will be in the directory ~/TuringTest/DanceX/data.) Within this workspace, submitted program may write data and create directories.

A file named RunMe (possibly with a language-specific extension: RunMe.sh or RunMe.py etc...) must be provided at the top level of the workspace. As stated in the submission rules, the file should be run via a single command line.

A README.txt file within one page shall be provided with any installation / execution instructions and a brief explaination of what the system does and how it works (at a systems level) in case of any problems with running the software.

For more, detailed rules and submission notes for each track: DigiLit 2017 Rules, PoetiX 2017 Rules, AccompaniX 2017 Rules, and DanceX 2017 Rules. System specifications is here

We are looking forward to receiving your entries.

All best,

The Turing Tests in Creative Arts team.