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Sent to Contact authors of non rejected submissions .

Subject: [ACL 2017] Submission ID [paperID] - Author Response Period Starts, available until March 15, 2017

Dear [authorContact]:

This letter regards the following submission to [acronymYR]:

  Title: [title]
  Number: [paperID]
  Passcode: [passcode]

Draft reviews for this submission are now available.  You now have the
opportunity to respond to these reviews for the next three days, until
the end of March 15, 2017 (i.e., GMT -12 AoE).

This year we have asked reviewers to specifically itemize questions to
you which they feel could influence their scores regarding your
submission, in addition to the general review.  We have also
introduced a facility to allow you to communicate directly to the area
chairs overseeing your submission.  If you decide to respond to the
reviewers' comments, we request that you format your response in THREE

  1. One part to address the specific questions raised by reviewers,
     (Reviewer 1 as R1, etc.).
  2. One part to correct general misconceptions of the reviewers.
  3. In the separate text box; use only if needed: Contacting ACs
     directly regarding your submission, in the rare case that there
     are serious issues regarding the reviews.  These can include
     reviewers who grossly misunderstood the submission, or have made
     unfair comparisons or requests in their review.

Your response should be limited to items such as correcting factual
misconceptions in the reviews, and should be concise and clearly
address the reviewers' concerns.  The length limit for the first two
parts is 500 words (combined) and for the direct-to-AC communications,
200 words.

You are requested NOT to use the response form to debate the
reviewers' subjective opinions regarding the merit of your work. Nor
should you try to "correct" your paper in any way - either in terms of
its basic technical arguments, or in the presentation of those
arguments.  Above all, the response facility should not be used to
report on new results, obtained since the submission deadline closed.

Of course, you are free to write whatever you wish to write. That
said, please note that this process is intended to help produce more
accurate REVIEWS for your paper.  It is not intended to strengthen the
arguments in your paper; moreover, your remarks will not lead to
changing the reviewers' fundamental perceptions of your work, as
reflected in their reviews.

If the paper is accepted, you will still have ample opportunity to
make revisions, i.e., before sending in your camera-ready copy.

To submit a response by the deadline of March 15, 2017, click on
the following URI, which will take you to the response form for your


We are making this feedback channel available to help improve the
quality of the review process.

Best regards,

Regina and Min
for [acronymYR]

ACL 2017 (Long) - https://www.softconf.com/acl2017/papers
ACL 2017 (Short) - https://www.softconf.com/acl2017/shortpapers