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The ACL-2003 Conference registration is now available online.
We look forward to seeing you in Sapporo! The conference promises to be an exciting and informative gathering and Sapporo will offer a wide variety of wonderful experiences.
The risk of SARS is a clear concern for everyone attending the conference. However, Japan HAS NOT been affected by SARS, and the governments and authorities in Japan and in the affected countries are very vigilant not to spread SARS. Reports from the World Health Organization indicate that SARS is under control and the number of new cases decreases steadily. We do not expect a dramatic change in this situation and do not anticipate that this will affect the conference. We will make relevant announcements on the issue on our Web site.
July is the best season to be in
Sapporo, pleasant, not too hot and virtually no rain.
However, this means that it attracts many holiday makers
from all over Japan and the world, and you will find hotel
booking difficult. We recommend you to visit our Web site to
book your hotel. We also prepare nice, clean and
accommodations for students. Contact us immediately (also see our Web
For details, see the Web site.
The Program committee of the main
coference selected 71 papers from 360 submitted papers and
the PC of the student sessions compiled an interesting
program of 12 papers. The interactive demo and poster
session, which is a new attempt in this ACL conference, has
27 papers to be presented. 11 wokrshops including EMNLP and
IRAL accepted more than 130 research papers. You can see the
titles and authors of these accepted papers in our Web
WS4 Multilingual and Mixed-Language Named Entity Recognition
Funding: Three participants have received $500 student travel grants. Funding for additional students may be available, sponsored by the Microsoft Research Group. For more information, please contact Mari Olsen as soon as possible.
Invited Speaker: David Yarowsky,
"Bootstrapping Multilingual Named-Entity Recognizers". Full
program and information available at http://research.microsoft.com/conferences/mulner-acl03/.
The complete workshop program is
now on our Web site.
July 5 and 6, 2003, Sapporo
Industries Cultivation Center
July 13, 2003, Hokkaido
July 3-5, 2003, Hokkaido
July 6, Sapporo