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 … More Putting the Linguistics in Computational Linguistics

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 … More Three Writing Tips You Already Know

Musings on writing on an NLP/CL paper

Author: Dan Bikel (Google Research)   Writing an NLP/computational linguistics paper can be a daunting prospect, even for seasoned researchers. I approach it way I approach writing for any academic discipline: the continuing stream of papers in the field can be viewed as one giant colloquy amongst the researchers. The point of that joint conversation is … More Musings on writing on an NLP/CL paper