Help us find the best invited speakers!

Dear readers: In keeping with our theme of soliciting your help with key conference decisions and personnel, we’d like to invite all readers of the blog to participate in science-sourcing whom we should invite as guest speakers for ACL 2017. In keeping with tradition, we plan to invite two speakers: one “internal” to our community […]

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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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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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Last minute reviewing advice

Dear reviewers (and readers), The reviewing deadline for ACL submissions is a few days away.  In line with our previous post on Last minute writing advice that featured senior NLP/CL personalities, we’ve solicited more advice on the path to rewarding and meaningful reviewing from another cadre of excellent reviewers*, on how to write useful reviews […]

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on submissions

Dear all: We received a few queries about the submission process that we would like to share with you (with our answers), since we believe many may share the same concerns.  As a friendly reminder, please do not change the LaTeX and Word templates, and do check the length of your submission. We would hate […]

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