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
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
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 … Continue reading Musings on writing on an NLP/CL paper
As NAACL 2018 is the first conference to apply the new ACL policies for submission, review and citation, there are naturally many questions about how and why these policies were put in place. The NAACL Program Chairs have therefore asked me, as President of the ACL, to give a little background on the new policies. In … Continue reading ACL Submission Policies – Whence and Whither?