ACL Awards

Four ACL Fellows recognized for 2015

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 alphabetical order): Claire Cardie, Kenneth W. Church, Salim Roukos and Janyce Wiebe. 

 

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.

Six 2014 ACL Fellows Named

Established in 2011, the ACL Fellows program recognizes ACL members whose contributions to the field have been most extraordinary.   To date, there are 26 members of teh ACL that have been honored by the ACL as Fellows.  Today we are pleased to announce six 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 2014 Fellows for their achievements.  They are (in alphabetical order): Walter Daelemans, Kevin Knight, Daniel Marcu, Raymond Mooney, Martha Palmer, and Junic

Bill Woods receives the 2010 ACL Lifetime Achievement Award

Speech given by ACL President Ido Dagan:

One perspective through which Bill Woods looks at himself is as a "problem solver". But this definition is not specific enough, because there are two ways to solve problems: one is to figure out what the solution for the problem is, while the other is to actually build something that solves it. Bill is definitely an outstanding representative of the latter approach.

2006 ACL Lifetime Achievement Award

Eva Hajicova: ACL Award Winner!

One of the highlights of COLING/ACL 2006 was the presentation of the 2006 ACL Lifetime Achievement Award to: Eva Hajicova

The following is an excerpt from the introduction made by Jun'ichi Tsujii (president of the ACL) at the COLING/ACL 2006 award ceremony.

I first met Eva, 26 years ago, at Coling in Tokyo, 1980.

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