ACL Mentoring Service

ACL 2001 is organizing a mentoring (coaching) service for authors from
regions of the world where English is not the language of scientific
exchange. Many authors from these regions, although able to read the
scientific literature in English, have little or no experience in
writing papers in English for conferences such as the ACL meetings.
They may also have some trouble with the style of the presentation of
the material that is expected for ACL.

The service will be arranged as follows. A set of potential mentors
will be identified by Aravind Joshi, who has agreed to organize this
service for ACL 2001. An author who would like to take advantage of
this service must send a draft of his/her paper to

       Aravind K. Joshi
       Room 555 Moore
       Department of Computer and Information Science
       200 South 33rd Street
       University of Pennsylvania
       Philadelphia PA 19104-6389 

       fax: +1 215 898 0587 

The author must send one (1) copy of the paper (hard copy by regular
mail, courier service, or fax) by no later than December 20, 2000. The
author should try to make the draft as complete as possible in order to
get the best advice. An appropriate mentor will be assigned to each
paper and the mentor will get back to the author at least two weeks
before the deadline for the submission to ACL 2001 program committee.

Please note that this service is for the benefit of the authors as
described above. It is not a general mentoring service for authors to
improve their papers.

If you have any questions about this service please feel free to send
a message to Aravind Joshi (

Maintained by Richard Sproat the archivist at A C L web dot org .
Last updated February 2005.

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