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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Updates for Area Chairs

Dear Area Chairs: We are writing this email to further clarify the process of inviting reviewers in routing them to particular areas. Please note there are some action items that you need to do, these are marked with [ACTION NEEDED]. = COMMUNICATION 1) [ACTION NEEDED] Many of you may be wondering who your fellow area […]

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List of Area Chairs

Dear members of the NLP & CL community: We are pleased to announce the preliminary list of area chairs (this post will be edited to keep up to date, as when possible).  They will be doing the key task of coordinating the scientific review process for submissions in their respective area. In the upcoming days, […]

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