Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning
Joint Meeting following ACL 2007

June 28-30, 2007
Prague, Czech Republic

The 3-day conference was held in Prague from June 28-30, 2007, immediately following ACL 2007. The focus of the joint conference was learned models and data-driven systems concerning all aspects of human language. Both empirical and theoretical results were welcome: see the full Call for Papers.

Conference program (including schedule, abstracts, acceptance rates)

Full papers, complete proceedings volume, and BibTeX database

Instructions for authors


Program Chair

Jason Eisner (Johns Hopkins University)

Area Chairs

David Chiang (USC Information Sciences Institute)
Alexander Clark (Royal Holloway University of London)
Michael Collins (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Hal Daumé III (University of Utah)
Sanjeev Khudanpur (Johns Hopkins University)
Katrin Kirchhoff (University of Washington)
Dekang Lin (Google Inc.)
Manabu Okumura (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Anoop Sarkar (Simon Fraser University)
Suzanne Stevenson (University of Toronto)
Tomek Strzalkowski (SUNY Albany)
Carlo Strapparava (Istituto Trentino di Cultura)
Hans Uszkoreit (Saarland University DFKI)
Menno van Zaanen (Macquarie University)
Marilyn Walker (University of Sheffield)
Janyce Wiebe (University of Pittsburgh)

CoNLL Shared Task Organizer

Joakim Nivre (Växjö University)

Local Arrangements Chair

Jan Hajic (Charles University)

Publications Chair

Eric Ringger (Brigham Young University)


The conference is co-organized by ACL SIGDAT and ACL SIGNLL.
Financial sponsorship was generously provided by the following organizations:

Google        Powerset        STIL

Thanks to Antal van den Bosch and Taku Kudo for coordinating these sponsorships.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline Monday, March 26, 2007, 11:59pm EDT (GMT -0400)
Notification of acceptance Thursday, April 26, 2007
Reservation deadline at conference hotel Saturday, May 12, 2007
Camera-ready copy due Monday, May 14, 2007
Conference meeting Thursday, June 28 - Saturday, June 30, 2007

CoNLL Shared Task

CoNLL traditionally runs a friendly competition, the "shared task." The 2007 shared task was dependency parsing, for the second year running. There were actually two tasks: a "multilingual track" as in 2006, and a new "domain adaptation track" for adapting to different domains of English. More information is available at the CoNLL shared task website or by emailing conll07st at uvt dot nl.

Participant registration deadline Friday, January 26, 2007 (revised)
Training and development data released Monday, January 29, 2007
Test data released Monday, March 26, 2007
Submission of results on test data Sunday, April 1, 2007 (revised)
Paper submission deadline Sunday, April 14, 2007
Notification of acceptance Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Camera-ready copy due Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Paper presentations at EMNLP-CoNLL 2007 Saturday, June 30, 2007

Past EMNLP and CoNLL conferences

EMNLP has been held annually since 1996. Recent conferences included EMNLP 2006, HLT-EMNLP 2005, and EMNLP 2004.

CoNLL has been held annually since 1997. Recent conferences included CoNLL 2006, CoNLL 2005, and CoNLL 2004.

The full text of papers published at both conferences can be found in the ACL Anthology, including last year's EMNLP 2006 proceedings volume and CoNLL 2006 proceedings volume.

Last modified: Wed Aug 1 05:12:10 EDT 2007