SIGHAN Report 2002

SIGHAN, the ACL Special Interest Group on Chinese Language Processing,
was approved by the Exec, Sunday July 8, 2001.

The SIG has a website: The constitution for SIGHAN can
be found at

The first slate of officers is as follows:

Chair: Martha PALMER, University of Pennsylvania
Vice-Chair/Treasurer: Richard SPROAT, AT&T Labs
Secretary/Web Master: Tom EMERSON, Basis Technology

Information Officers:

China: YU Shiwen, Peking University
ZHOU Ming, Microsoft Research

Hong Kong SAR: Benjamin T'SOU, City University of Hong Kong

Singapore: TAN Chew Lim, National University of Singapore

Taiwan: HUANG Chu-ren, Academia Sinica
WANG Hsiao-Chuan, National Tsing Hua University

United States: XIA Fei, IBM

SIGHAN is officially involved in the following activities in 2002:

1. The First SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing, to be
held September 1, 2002, in conjunction with COLING 2002, in Taipei.

2. Co-sponsorship of the tutorials on Computational Linguistics and
Chinese Chinese Language Processing, August 24, 2002 at COLING
2002. SIGHAN will be sponsoring at least two student fellowships
to attend these tutorials, funded by proceeds from the workshop.

As of May 23, 2002, the SIGHAN membership breaks down as follows:

Hong Kong5
South Korea1
United Kingdom1
United States24
United States Minor Outlying Islands1

Richard Sproat
Vice-Chair/Treasurer, SIGHAN