Archiving your presentations and posters

Dear readers: I’m writing to you as the ACL Anthology current editor in this post.   Every conference, we as authors put so much effort in doing their research and work hard towards communicating their findings through well-written, peer reviewed papers.  Our community has further increased its impact, by making much of its corpora, datasets and software available to […]

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Outstanding and best papers and the decision process

Dear readers: As PC Chairs, this will be our final post with regards to the transparency of the conference organization of ACL 2017.  Today (Wed, 2 Aug), our membership had the privilege of listening to a selection of 22 papers that had been selected as outstanding papers from our community, representing approximately 1.5% of the […]

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A final look at the decision process

Dear Readers: ACL 2017 is now underway and in keeping with our wish to make the organization process transparent, we owe you this post on how the decision making for the final acceptances were made. We did not use score cutoffs to determine acceptances but instead used scores as a guide towards arguing for paper […]

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Invited Talks: On Squashing Computational Linguistics and Translating from Multiple Modalities to Text and Back

We’re pleased to have two fabulous orators from our community headlining ACL 2017.  Noah Smith will be speaking about the current challenges of representation learning and Mirella Lapata on multi-modal translation (with text, of course). – Regina and Min Squashing Computational Linguistics Noah Smith (University of Washington) Tuesday morning plenary session, 9:00-10:10   The computational […]

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Tutorial Descriptions (Sunday, 30 July)

Tutorials are a key part of the ACL tradition, in helping new members of the community learn about core techniques in computational linguistics and natural language processing, as well as keeping current practitioners updated with the rapid, new developments in the field. The tutorial chairs, Jordan and Maja, are pleased that we have the following […]

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Preliminary Paper Details

Recent work has proposed several generative neural models for constituency parsing that achieve state-of-the-art results. Since direct search in these generative models is difficult, they have primarily been used to rescore candidate outputs from base parsers in which decoding is more straightforward. We first present an algorithm for direct search in these generative models. We […]

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Wednesday, 2 August – Detailed Program

Wednesday’s session features two outstanding paper sessions in 2 parallel tracks, sandwiching lunch and the ACL business meeting, and concluding with the Lifetime Achievement Award. 26 June – Physical venues have been assigned to tracks and have been updated here. 19 June – We now have certain session chairs assigned from the area chair pool.  They are available […]

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