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About the ACL

The Association for Computational Linguistics is the international scientific and professional society for people working on problems involving natural language and computation. Membership includes the ACL quarterly journals, Computational Linguistics and Transactions of the ACL, reduced registration at most ACL-sponsored conferences, discounts on ACL-sponsored publications, and participation in ACL Special Interest Groups.

An annual meeting is held each summer in locations where significant computational linguistics research is carried out.

Regional associations related to the ACL include:

  • EACL : The European Chapter of the ACL
  • NAACL : The North American Chapter of the ACL

Current Executive Committee

Past-President (2014) Haifeng Wang, Baidu, Inc., China
President (2014) Gertjan van Noord, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Vice-President (2014) Chris Manning, Stanford University, USA
Vice-President-elect (2014) Pushpak Bhattacharyya, IIT Bombay, India
Treasurer (2013-2017) Graeme Hirst, Computer Science University of Toronto, Canada
Secretary (2011-2015) Dragomir R. Radev, University of Michigan, USA secretary@org.aclweb (unscramble me)
NAACL chair (ex officio) Hal Daumé III, University of Maryland, USA
EACL chair (ex officio) Stephen Clark, Computer Laboratory University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
At-large (2012-2014) Jian Su, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
At-large (2013-2015) Min-Yen Kan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
At-large (2014-2016) Hermann Ney, RWTH Aachen, Germany 
Journal editor (ex officio) Paola Merlo, University of Geneva Switzerland
Business Manager Priscilla Rasmussen, Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) acl@org.aclweb (unscramble me)

Nominating Committee

Kevin Knight (2012-2014), Information Sciences Institute University of Southern California, USA
Ken Church (2013-2015), IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
Haifeng Wang (2014-2016), Baidu, China

Information about past committees can be found in the ACL Archives.