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ACL Special Interest Group on Biomedical Natural Language Processing

Welcome to the home page for the Biomedical Natural Language Processing Special Interest Group of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). This SIG is dedicated to language processing in the biological, biomedical, and clinical domain. Biomedical language processing poses specific technical challenges that make it of interest to general NLP practitioners and make it of compelling importance to the larger field of biomedical informatics. The purpose of the BioMed SIG is to bring together researchers in NLP, bioinformatics, medical informatics, and computational biology, providing a venue (both wiki and workshop) for the promotion and dissemination of original research in this area.

Upcoming Events

Election of SIG Officers
Nominating committee for the 2016 BioNLP elections: Nigel Collier, Zhiyong Lu, Kirk Roberts.

Please contact the nominating committee members to nominate candidates for the SIG chair and secretary positions. The candidates must be ACL members in good standing of the SIG. The nominators must be members in good standing of the SIG. The voting period will begin once the final slate of candidates and voting instructions are announced and no later than July 1st. The voting closes on July 31st, The results will be announced at the BioNLP workshop on August 12th.

BioNLP 2016 Workshop and Shared Tasks at ACL 2016, August, 2016, Berlin, Germany.

Organization and Governance

BioMed SIG Constitution
Officers and Membership information
The SIGBioMed organizing committee and members

Workshop Proceedings

Related Workshop Proceedings