Vancouver Events during ACL 2017 and Booking your Hotel Room

Vancouver, BC has several events scheduled during the summer time and we would like to highlight some of the events that will be happening either during ACL 2017 or just before or just after the conference. This is also an important reminder to those planning to attend the conference that you should book your hotel […]

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Accepted Papers, Demonstrations and TACL Articles for ACL 2017

The below lists the accepted long and short papers as well as software demonstrations for ACL 2017, in no particular order.  Congratulations, authors! Accepted Long Papers Biomedical Enriching Complex Networks with Word Embeddings for Detecting Mild Cognitive Impairment from Speech Transcripts Authors: Leandro Santos, Edilson Anselmo Corrêa Júnior, Osvaldo Oliveira Jr, Diego Amancio, Letícia Mansur […]

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Author Response: Does it help?

Does the author response make any difference? Well, we won’t be able to give a definitive answer to this, but in our empirical drive to run an evidence-based programme committee chairing, we have downloaded the review data at different time points from our conference management software, to seek data that could answer this question as […]

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Conversing or Presenting: Poster or Oral?

Dear Area Chairs, Readers: In addition to recommending preliminary accept/reject decisions, we had asked you to recommend submissions for either an oral or a poster format.  While ACL recognises both formats as equally prestigious, but the question of what type of work is best suited for oral or poster presentation is important to discuss.  Rather […]

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Dealing with Conflicts of Interest (COIs)

Dear readers, In this post, we will share with you a letter  by Aurélien Max about conflict of interests (COIs).  While Min and I haven’t submitted to ACL to avoid COIs,  many area chairs did submit to the conference. In fact, for many Area Chairs (ACs) the ability to submit was their precondition for accepting the […]

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Checks, double checks and triple checks

Dear readers, As we come toward the period for author responses, we thought we’d update everyone about the status of the review process. This year, we adopted a short initial review cycle of two weeks to ensure that the reviews would be completed with enough time for quality assurance checks before authors see the reviews. The longer […]

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Avoidable Trouble: undeclared double submissions

Dear readers, This post is dedicated to undeclared double submissions. It is a common practice for PC chairs in related areas (e.g., NLP, ML and AI)  to exchange submission abstracts to identify overlapping papers. I thought that this fact is generally known to everyone who submits to ACL, but apparently it is not. A week […]

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