A First Look at the Research Track Schedule

NAACL HLT 2018 will feature: June 1: Tutorials June 2-4: Research Track June 2-3: Industry Track June 5-6: Workshops The research track will include keynotes,  long and short paper oral and poster presentations from TACL and from submissions accepted to NAACL HLT 2018, and demos. And of course there will be a NAACL business meeting … Continue reading A First Look at the Research Track Schedule

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Long Paper Accepts/Rejects

After all the research track decisions are made we will provide detailed analyses of the submissions, reviews and decisions. For now, (so as not to unduly bias the short paper reviewing process) we will provide only overview numbers for long paper submissions. The Raw Numbers Of the 665 long paper submissions, 60 were withdrawn by … Continue reading Long Paper Accepts/Rejects

Long Paper Reviewers: Read Authors’ Responses

We have received the author responses for long paper submissions to NAACL HLT 2018. You now have through February 9th to read these responses and if necessary, adjust your reviews, at https://www.softconf.com/naacl2018/papers/. To see all the reviews and the author responses in START, you should: in the main page after you log in, click Track … Continue reading Long Paper Reviewers: Read Authors’ Responses

New review form draws widely varying opinions

As General Chair I've watched with interest the widely varying feedback we have gotten on our new review form (https://naacl2018.wordpress.com/2017/12/14/our-new-review-form/). We've tried to keep in mind that people in general might  be resistant to change,  as well as the  program chairs' motivations for designing a new form.  So we have had feedback: From experienced reviewers … Continue reading New review form draws widely varying opinions

It’s Not All About the Number

Some reviewers and authors have contacted us to inquire if the only factor in the eventual decision on a submission will be the overall score. That's not how the review process should work, and it is not how it will work for NAACL HLT 2018. We know (http://inverseprobability.com/2014/12/16/the-nips-experiment) that reviewing is imperfect. We constructed a … Continue reading It’s Not All About the Number