2012Q3 Reports: SIGHAN
The SIGHAN elections were held in late 2011. A slate of candidates was proposed by the nominating committee of Hwee Tou Ng and outgoing Chair Dan Jurafsky. After soliciting additional nominations from the membership, the slate of candidates was presented to the membership for vote. The slate of officers was overwhelmingly approved. The following officers will serve two year terms from January 2012 - December 2013, consistent with the SIGHAN constitution.
OFFICERS: Chair-elect Hsin-hsi CHEN (National Taiwan University)
Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect ZONG Chengqing (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Treasurer Ming ZHOU (Microsoft Research)
Secretary/Web Master Gina-Anne LEVOW (University of Washington)
China (two positions)
SUI Zhifang (Peking University)
Qun Liu (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Hong Kong SAR (two positions)
Olivia KWONG (City University of Hong Kong)
LU Qin (the Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Singapore Min ZHANG (Institute for Infocomm Research)
Taiwan Shu-Kai HSIEH (National Taiwan University)
United States Fei XIA (University of Washington)
Preparations are underway for the Second CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing (CLP2012), co-organized by the Chinese Information Processing Society of China and ACL SIGHAN. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS 2012) in Tianjin, China, December 20-21, 2012. The General Chairs are Le Sun and Hsin-Hsi Chen. Another installment of the series of the SIGHAN Chinese Language Processing Bakeoffs will also be organized in conjunction with CLP2012. The Bakeoff will feature four main tasks: Micro-blog word segmentation, Chinese personal name disambiguation, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese parsing. These tasks are coordinated by Sui Zhifang, Wang Houfeng, Zhou Qiang, Yu Liang-Chih, Yuen-Hsien Tseng, and Liang-Chih Yu.