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


Keynote Speakers

We are honored and thrilled to have three awesome keynote speakers for NAACL-HLT 2018! The details of their talks will be announced later as the conference gets closer. Dilek Hakkani-Tur Google Research Dilek is a research scientist at Google Research Dialogue Group and has previously held positions at Microsoft Research, ICSI, and AT&T Labs - … Continue reading Keynote Speakers

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


Some Holiday Reviewing Advice

Author: Nitin Madnani (Educational Testing Service) When Heng and Amanda asked me if I wanted to write an invited post on the NAACL 2018 Chairs' Blog on how to review well, my first thought was "do I really have any advice that people haven't already heard?" But then I realized that I do have some … Continue reading Some Holiday Reviewing Advice


NAACL 2018 Workshop Line-up

NAACL 2018 has an impressive line up of 17 workshops across a wide range of topics from Generalization in the age of Deep Learning to Ethics in NLP.  Workshops provide researchers with an opportunity to submit early stage or narrowly focused work and get feedback from a targeted audience.  Attendees have an opportunity to take … Continue reading NAACL 2018 Workshop Line-up


Matching Reviewers to Submissions

Submissions get matched to reviewers through several means, outlined here. As an initial reminder, it is your choice to use any or all of the steps below. You can choose to do none of them and you will probably still be assigned perfectly reasonable papers. Some people enjoy having more control over what they are … Continue reading Matching Reviewers to Submissions


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