2010Q3 Reports: SIGWAC

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SIGWAC report to ACL Board for year 2009-2010 Serge Sharoff 5 June 2010

SIGWAC had another successful year. The previous workshop (WAC5) was held on 7 September 2009 in San Sebastian, Spain, co-located with SEPLN, the Spanish NLP conference. We have obtained funding for an invited speaker and invited Dekang Lin from Google to talk on "Unsupervised acquisition of lexical knowledge from the Web". We had about 50 participants and nine papers.

The next WAC6 workshop was held on 5 June 2010 in Los Angeles (co-located with NAACL-HLT). It was the first time we moved the workshop out of Europe and this resulted in a smaller number of submissions (with only five papers accepted). Patrick Pantel (ISI, Univ of Southern California, and Microsoft Research) was the invited speaker. We had about 20 participants in the workshop.