2010Q3 Reports: NAACL 2010

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Report by David Chiang

NAACL HLT 2010 was held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, June 1-6, 2010, with the banquet at the nearby Maguire Gardens in front of the central library. The local arrangements committee was based at USC Information Sciences Institute. Nearly 700 people were in attendance.

The main program consisted of 85 long papers, 25 short papers, 34 posters, and 12 demos. This year, there was a special focus on research with noisy data, including data from informal communications (such as Twitter, blogs, e-mail, SMS) and processed data (such as speech, OCR, historical data, and machine translation). It incorporated for the first time a "one-minute madness" session to raise awareness and excitement about the poster and demo presentations. Also for the first time, the proceedings were distributed on a USB memory stick, unaccompanied by a hardcopy volume.

The conference website (naaclhlt2010.isi.edu) has been viewed over 60,000 times from more than 100 countries. In keeping with the conference's theme, we also note that #naacl2010 was the subject of hundreds of tweets on Twitter.