ACL 2014 NEWSLETTER NO. 1

Event Notification Type: 
Other
Sunday, 22 June 2014 to Friday, 27 June 2014
State: 
Maryland
Country: 
USA
Contact Email: 
City: 
Baltimore
Contact: 
Jason Riesa

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ACL 2014 NEWSLETTER NO. 1

Quick Links:

Newsletter Link: http://goo.gl/jL1VU1

Accepted Long Papers: http://www.cs.jhu.edu/ACL2014/Program.htm

Tutorials: http://www.cs.jhu.edu/ACL2014/Tutorials.htm

The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

http://www.cs.jhu.edu/ACL2014/

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:: Table of Contents

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1. Important Upcoming Dates

2. Long Paper Submission Results

3. Workshops at ACL 2014 and CoNLL

4. Tutorials at ACL 2014

5. Venue Information

6. Visa Information

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:: 1. Important Upcoming Dates

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Long Camera Ready Deadline: April 11, 2014
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Short Notification: April 17, 2014
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Short Camera Ready Deadline: April 30, 2014
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Conference Starts: June 22, 2014

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:: 2. Long Paper Submission Results

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After withdrawals and rejection due to anonymity/formatting violations, we

had 557 long paper submissions reviewed among 790 reviewers .

We accepted 126 long papers to be presented at this year’s conference.

The tracks with the most submissions were:

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Machine Translation
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Information Extraction
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Semantics and Document Categorization
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Sentiment Analysis
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Topic Modeling

To see the list of accepted long papers, visit this link:

http://www.cs.jhu.edu/ACL2014/Program.htm

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:: 3. Workshops at ACL and CoNLL

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This year, the following 18 workshops will be held at ACL 2014.
Workshop Chairs : Jill Burstein and Lluis Marquez

Student Research Workshop , June 23.
Student Resarch Workshop Chairs: Ekaterina Kochmar, Annie Louis and Svitlana Volkova

Two-day Workshops, June 26-27:

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[W1] Ninth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation (WMT14)
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[W2] BioNLP 2014

Single-day Workshops, June 26:

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[W3] 9th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (BEA)
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[W4] Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT 2014)
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[W5] Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL)
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[W6] Argumentation Mining
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[W7] ComputEL: The use of computational methods in the study of endangered languages
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[W8] The Second Workshop on Metaphor in NLP
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[W9] Workshop on Semantic Parsing (SP14)
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[W10] Language Technologies and Computational Social Science

Single-day Workshops, June 27:

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[W11] 5th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis (WASSA 2014)
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[W12] The 1st Workshop on NLP and Social Dynamics
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[W13] Joint 1-day workshop between SIGMORPHON and SIGFSM
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[W14] 2nd Workshop on EVENTS: Definition, Detection, Coreference, and Representation
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[W15] Workshop on Entity Attribute Prediction in Social Media
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[W16] Workshop on Interactive Language Learning, Visualizations, and Interfaces
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[W17] Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology: From Linguistic Signal to Clinical Reality
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[W18] Mapping Semantics to Syntax: A Workshop in Honor of Chuck Fillmore (1929-2014)

(Workshop URL not yet available.)

CoNLL-2014

Also note that the 18th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning ( CoNLL-2014 )

will be held in Baltimore on June 26th and June 27th.

See the CoNLL website for more details: http://www.conll.org

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:: 4. Tutorials at ACL 2014

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Morning Tutorials, June 22

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[T1] Gaussian Processes for Natural Language Processing

Chairs: Trevor Cohn, Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro, and Neil Lawrence

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[T2] Scalable Large-Margin Structured Learning: Theory and Algorithms

Chairs: Liang Huang, Kai Zhao, and Lemao Liu

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[T3] Semantics for Large-Scale Multimedia: New Challenges for NLP

Chairs: Florian Metze and Koichi Shinoda

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[T4] Wikification and Beyond: The Challenges of Entity and Concept Grounding

Chairs: Dan Roth, Heng Ji, Ming-Wei Chang, Taylor Cassidy

Afternoon Tutorials, June 22

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[T5] New Directions in Vector Space Models of Meaning

Chairs: P. Blunsom, G. Dinu, E. Grefenstette, and K. M. Hermann

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[T6] Structured Belief Propagation for NLP

Chairs: Matthew R. Gormley and Jason Eisner

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[T7] Semantics, Discourse and Statistical Machine Translation

Chairs: Deyi Xiong and Min Zhang

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[T8] Syntactic Processing Using Global Discriminative Learning and Beam-Search Decoding

Chairs: Yue Zhang, Meishan Zhang, and Ting Liu

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:: 5. Venue Information

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ACL 2014 will be held on Baltimore's Inner Harbor at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront .

The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront is a AAA 4-diamond hotel and is a TripAdvisor 2013 Certificate of

Excellence Award winner. Guestrooms offer sweeping views of Baltimore’s beautiful waterfront and skyline,

and in addition to guestroom views, ballroom foyers directly overlook the waterfront marina.

More than 40 restaurants, cafes and pubs are within 1-3 blocks, including Harborplace, historic Little Italy

and Fell’s Point. Most are directly overlooking the Inner Harbor and have outdoor seating on the waterfront.

Baltimore is lucky to have a very lively food scene, with various types of cuisine for all price ranges.

Foodies can geek out here: http://goo.gl/m7pQxK

Baltimore's cultural districts (including the world-class-gem Walters Art Museum and Visionary Art Museum)
are close by, easily accessible by the free and frequent Circulator bus system and water taxis leaving
directly in front of the hotel.

Baltimore is served by Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). Other nearby regional airports are
Reagan National Airport (DCA), and Dulles International Aiport (IAD).

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:: 6. Visa Information

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Since visa applications can take 1-4 months to be approved, we advise that you apply well in advance.

If you require an invitation letter for your visa application, please email the ACL Business Manager, Priscilla
Rasmussen, at acl@aclweb.org , with the following information:

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Your full name
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Your address
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If you are presenting, the title of the paper your are presenting
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If you are presenting, the venue of the presentation:
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Main Conference, or
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a Workshop (give name of workshop), or
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a Tutorial (give name of tutorial)

Do you have questions, comments, or items to add to the next newsletter?
Send mail to Jason Riesa, riesa@google.com