Test-of-Time Paper Nominations, or, Classic Computational Linguistics Papers!

Thanks to the wonderful efforts by all area chairs, here are the classic computational linguistics papers nominated so far for the Test-of-Time Paper Award. The paper links are added now. If you are one of the 1000 productive authors, we will ask you to vote soon! Note on paper #18: this great paper by Amanda … Continue reading Test-of-Time Paper Nominations, or, Classic Computational Linguistics Papers!

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Author: Omer Levy (University of Washington) PC Chair Note: Omer is an outstanding reviewer and author, one of my favorite rising stars. -Heng Writing reviews is a time-consuming task, and it can be tempting to get it over quickly or view it as one of the thankless chores of academia. However, it's also a rare … Continue reading With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

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

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We received a record number of 647 long paper submissions (excluding withdrawn submissions)!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