Summary of SIGS, July 2004 ACL EXEC Meeting Martha Palmer Points for discussion - first three bullets - SIGMEDIA, SIGHAN, SIGDAT/SIGNLL SIGMEDIA - Joint SIGDIAL/SIGMEDIA tutorial and research workshop - 2004. 2 other successful workshops and involvement of members in EEC project (HUMAINE). Possible Issue: all of the workshops in the last year have been in Germany, and the pc for the last one consists of 3 Germans and 1 Dane. Needs to be more international. SIGHAN - Successful segmentation bakeoff and workshop last year, and election. Excellent representative distribution of Chinese speaking countries in 3rd Sighan workshop (ACL-2004). Possible issue: Low Taiwanese membership. SIGDAT - fine, EMNLP very successful, conflicts with CONLL - discussion at ACL SIGDIAL - is there a package SIGs can use for paper reviewing? very active, workshops, new officers, 2005 (Eurospeech). SIGGEN - fine, new officers, successful June meeting. SIGLEX - ok, SENSEVAL3 in Spain, upcoming election. SIGMOL - No issues. Successful 2003 workshop, planning elections, planning next workshop for 2005 SIGNLL - 2003 election, Successful 2003 and 2004 HLT-NAACL CONLL's, shared tasks (NE, Propbank). Possible issue: Coordination with SIGDAT? SIGPARSE - fine, book (collection of papers) appearing, 2005 meeting being planned. SIGPHON - Fine, half new exec members in 2003. Planned ACL-2004 workshop, invited papers on morphology as well. Outreach to linguists. NOTE: Might expand charter to include morphology - SIGSEM - fine, special journal issue, essli tutorials, Tilburg meetings.