Tutorial Report for ACL-2004 Inderjeet Mani In response to the Call for Tutorial Proposals, I received 8 tutorial proposals, broken down as follows: 3 on speech, 1 on machine lea rning, and 4 on particular NLP problems. These proposals were reviewed by me with the expert assistance of two other colleagues: Marc Vilain of MITRE and Grace Chung of CNRI. The proposals were judged based on a subjective assessment of quality, representativeness, expertise, attractiveness, and feasibility. While the proposals were all well-thought-out and of high quality, only 3 could be selected that met all of the above criteria. In ad dition, I solicited one additional tutorial on a machine learning-related topic (T3) which had been given at ACL-2002 (with the foc us broadened somewhat, based on discussion with the presenter). Past tutorial statistics from the ACL Business Manager suggested that four half-day tutorials all held on a single day seemed to work best. The final list of four half-day tutorials, with one on annotation, one on speech, and two on machine learning-related topics, is as below: T1. Beyond Syntax: Predicates, Arguments, Valency Frames and Linguistic Annotation Collin Baker, International Computer Science Institute Jan Hajic, Charles University Martha Palmer, University of Pennsylvania Manfred Pinkal, Saarlandes University T2. Building linguistically motivated speech recognisers with Regulus Manny Rayner and Beth Ann Hockey, NASA Ames Research Center Pierrette Bouillon, ISSCO/University of Geneva T3. Kernel Methods in Natural Language Processing Jean-Michel Renders, Xerox Research Center Europe T4. Adaptive Learning: From Supervised to Active Learning of statistical models for Natural Language and Speech Processing Giuseppe Riccardi, Dilek Hakkani-Tur and Gokhan Tur, AT&T Labs-Research The preparation of the web material, tutorial notes and cd-rom materials all went reasonably well, with a glitch or two that was promptly addressed by ACL2004 staff. As of June 28, 2004, the following pre-registration statistics were available: T1: 44; T2: 10; T3: 68; T4: 59. Regarding T2, the presenters informed me that at least 4 others had confirmed they would attend. These numbers are higher than the results from ACL2002 *final* registrations, where we had 13, 43, 46, and 54. I look forward to a stimulating set of tutorials on July 21, 2004.