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Li Sheng receives 2015 Association for Computation Linguistics Lifetime Achievement Award

During its 53rd annual meeting in Beijing, China (July 26-31, 2015), the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) awarded its 2015 ACL Lifetime Achievement Award to Prof. Li Sheng.

Li Sheng (Chinese: 李生; Li is the family name; born in 1943), is a professor at the School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in China. Prof. Li began research on Chinese-English machine translation 30 years ago in 1985, making him one of the first Chinese scholars in this field.

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I am happy to announce the results of the elections for members of the ACL executive committee:

Marti A. Hearst (UC Berkeley, USA) has been elected as VP-Elect of ACL.

Jing-Shin Chang (National Chi Nan University, Taiwan) will be the new Information Officer and Shiqi Zhao (Baidu, China) will be the new Secretary.

Established in 2011, the ACL Fellows program recognizes ACL members whose contributions to the field have been most extraordinary.   To date, there are 32 members of the ACL that have been honored by the ACL as Fellows.  Today we are pleased to announce four new members who have been granted Fellow status, in recognition of their long standing contribution to the field of Computational Linguistics.  Please join us in congratulating our 2015 Fellows for their achievements.  They are (in alphab