Long paper review scores across areas: Area Ave before response Ave after response Min Max Speech 3.9 3.75 2.5 5 Vision, Robotics and Other Grounding 3.83 3.65 2 5 Tagging, Chunking, Syntax and Parsing 3.55 3.56 1.67 5 Machine Translation 3.37 3.34 1.33 4.67 Theory and Formalisms 3.37 3.38 2 4.67 Dialogue and Interactive … Continue reading Analysis of Long Paper Reviews
By the long paper review deadline January 25, which is also the start date of the author response period, we were still missing 63 reviews for long papers. The PC chairs and area chairs had to kick-off a painful chasing game: keep sending reminder emails to late reviewers, if no response within one day then: … Continue reading This Chasing Game is Not Fun
Authors: Amanda Stent and Heng Ji (NAACL-HLT2018 PC Chairs) The Reviewer Assignment Problem The reviewer assignment problem is the task of assigning submissions to reviewers so as to ensure a "fair" and "balanced" assignment. This problem has been widely studied (Price & Flach, 2017). The problem is most often described in terms of constraint satisfaction; … Continue reading A Review of Reviewer Assignment Methods
Posted on January 19 By Beth Ann Hockey and Chris Calliston-Burch (NAACL 2018 Famly-Friendly chairs) We are excited to post some good news for families: we will have onsite childcare provided by KiddieCorp for the full 6 days of the conference. This will cover the main conference, plus the workshops and tutorials days. KiddieCorp is … Continue reading Onsite Childcare
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!
We received 425 short paper submissions (excluding withdrawn submissions). In total we received 392 more papers than NAACL-HLT2016. We make sure each area chair gets a light meta-review load, usually < 15 long+short papers which match the chair's expertise. Each reviewer gets <=3 papers across all long and short tracks so everyone will have time … Continue reading Short Paper Submissions
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