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This news letter includes:
522 people registered for ACL'03
at our early registration site, among which 485 people will
attend the main conference and 37 of which are WS-only
registrants. These numbers are higher than we expected.
Thank you for your interest in ACL03.
Please be aware that the registration site will be closed at midnight, June 30 (Eastern Time). While you can register on site, your name will not be listed on the participant list. We recommend that you register now, which is less expensive than on-site registration.
The ACL-2003 Conference registration form is available online.
3) Reception Party and Registration Desk
The registration desk will be open at the Sapporo Convention Center from 9:00, July 7, where you can pick up your conference kit.
The reception party, free for all participants of ACL03, where you can enjoy a bit of Japanese culture and delicious food, will start from 18:00, July 7, also at the Sapporo Convention Center.
Detailed programs for the Main
Conference, Student Workshop, Interactive Posters/Demos,
Associated Conferences, and Workshops are now shown on the
We have invited the following speakers:
Cynthia Fisher: From Structure to Meaning: Simple Sentence-Structure Cues Guide Sentence Comprehension by Young Children
Ariel Rubinstein: Economics about Language
Donia Scott: Layout in NLP: The Case for Document Structure
LTA Winner: The name of the 2nd LTA winner will not be
disclosed till the award ceremony. The winner give a
Knight, Kevin: Deeper Representations for Machine
Translation: Ready or Not?
Carol Friedman: Opportunities and Challenges for NLP in
David Yarowsky: Bootstrapping Multilingual Named-Entity
(a) ATMs in Japan
ACL'03 attendees should be aware
that most Japanese ATMs are not connected to US and European
banking networks, so it may be wise not to rely solely on
ATMs for obtaining cash in Japan. Visa and Mastercard are
usually accepted at major restaurants and hotels, but you
may wish to use travellers checks, cash advances on credit
cards or other means to obtain cash while visiting
In Japan, there is no need to give
tips anywhere including hotels, restaurants and taxis where
people usually give tips in other countries.
The desk is located on the 1st floor of the JR Sapporo Station Complex and is open from 9:00 to 17:30, July 6. If you have problems (getting lost at the airport, around town, etc.), please call 011-209-5030. The desk staff will be there to help you.
The desk is open from 8:30 to
17:30 between July 7 and 10 at the Sapporo Convention
Center. Please visit for further local information.