Seeking Nominations for Editors of CL and TACL Journals

The ACL is seeking nominations for editorships of two ACL journals, Computational Linguistics (CL) and Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL). Currently, CL is the community’s forum for comprehensive longer papers, and TACL is the venue for shorter papers that also get a conference presentation. You may nominate the same candidate for both positions. Self-nominations are also accepted.

Instructions for nominations are as follows:
1. Nominations for a five-year term as Editor of Computational Linguistics


What is computational linguistics?

Computational linguistics is the scientific study of language from a computational perspective. Computational linguists are interested in providing computational models of various kinds of linguistic phenomena. These models may be "knowledge-based" ("hand-crafted") or "data-driven" ("statistical" or "empirical"). Work in computational linguistics is in some cases motivated from a scientific perspective in that one is trying to provide a computational explanation for a particular linguistic or psycholinguistic phenomenon; and in other cases the motivation may be more purely technological in that one wants to provide a working component of a speech or natural language system. Indeed, the work of computational linguists is incorporated into many working systems today, including speech recognition systems, text-to-speech synthesizers, automated voice response systems, web search engines, text editors, language instruction materials, to name just a few.

Popular computational linguistics textbooks include: