EMNLP 2015 First call for participation

EMNLP (Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing) is the annually held conference organized by ACL SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to natural language processing. SIGDAT was founded in 1993, and is one of ACL's oldest SIGs. This year, the 20th edition of EMNLP will be held from September 17-21, 2015, in Lisbon, Portugal.


What is computational linguistics?

Computational linguistics is the scientific study of language from a computational perspective. Computational linguists are interested in providing computational models of various kinds of linguistic phenomena. These models may be "knowledge-based" ("hand-crafted") or "data-driven" ("statistical" or "empirical"). Work in computational linguistics is in some cases motivated from a scientific perspective in that one is trying to provide a computational explanation for a particular linguistic or psycholinguistic phenomenon; and in other cases the motivation may be more purely technological in that one wants to provide a working component of a speech or natural language system. Indeed, the work of computational linguists is incorporated into many working systems today, including speech recognition systems, text-to-speech synthesizers, automated voice response systems, web search engines, text editors, language instruction materials, to name just a few.

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