Reject without Review: Avoidable Mistakes

We feel sorry at delivering bad news to the authors of 20 long papers during the holiday season. The reasons for rejecting these papers without review are as follows, hopefully it could help authors avoid similar mistakes for future submissions. Violated ACL Blind Review Policy: 2 papers include author name and affiliation under title, and … Continue reading Reject without Review: Avoidable Mistakes

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Putting the Linguistics in Computational Linguistics

The wonderful NAACL 2018 PC co-chairs asked for a some thoughts on how to make a computational linguistics papers linguistically informative.  My take on this is that not all NAACL papers need to be linguistically informative—but they should all be linguistically informed.  Here are a four steps to achieving that, which I hope will be … Continue reading Putting the Linguistics in Computational Linguistics

Record-Breaking Long Paper Submissions and the Last-minute Majority

We received a record number of 647 long paper submissions (excluding withdrawn submissions)! Submissions by Area We have recruited enough reliable reviewers for each area: Area #Submissions #Reviewers Information Extraction 77 169 Semantics 69 156 Machine Translation 43 110 Summarization 42 52 Machine Learning for NLP 42 189 Text Mining 40 100 Sentiment Analysis 39 … Continue reading Record-Breaking Long Paper Submissions and the Last-minute Majority

Write for Your Reader, Not for Yourself

Authors: David Chiang (University of Notre Dame) Kevin Knight (University of Southern California / Information Sciences Institute)   In our previous post, we ended with the advice to write for your readers, not yourself. This is, truly, easier said than done. Here are three concrete ways to put this into practice. The (n + 1)st … Continue reading Write for Your Reader, Not for Yourself

Three Writing Tips You Already Know

Authors: David Chiang (University of Notre Dame) Kevin Knight (University of Southern California / Information Sciences Institute)   A few years ago, we prepared a series of workshops on writing research papers and talks. Our first workshop began with three obvious principles: Understand your ideas. Know what a good paper looks like. Write for your … Continue reading Three Writing Tips You Already Know