EMNLP 2016: Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

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EMNLP 2016
Hilton Austin Hotel
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 to Saturday, 5 November 2016
Program Chairs
Local Arrangements
General Chair

EMNLP 2016: Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

Austin, Texas, USA
November 1-5, 2016

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SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics' special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP, is pleased to announce that EMNLP 2016 will be held on November 1–5, 2016, in Austin, Texas, USA. The conference includes three days of paper presentations and invited talks, plus two days consisting of eight workshops and six tutorials. We are excited to announce our invited speakers: Christopher Potts (Stanford University), Andreas Stolcke (Microsoft Research), and Stefanie Tellex (Brown University).

The conference program includes long and short papers related to empirical methods in natural language processing. Accepted papers will be presented as oral talks or posters. As in recent years, the conference will also include presentations of selected papers accepted by the Transactions of the ACL (http://www.transacl.org/).

This year, EMNLP is collocated with AMTA 2016, hosted by the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas, held from October 28 to November 1. Also in Austin, HCOMP 2016, the 4th AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing, will be held from October 30 to November 3.

We invite you to join us!


The EMNLP 2016 Registration is now open, with early registration ending on October 8th and late registration ending on October 22nd. Onsite registration will reopen on November 1st.
To register visit http://www.emnlp2016.net/registration.html


The EMNLP 2016 conference hotel is the same as the conference venue:

Hilton Austin
500 E. Fourth Street
Austin, TX 78701, US

All rooms include complimentary internet. Attendees can access the site to learn more about the event and to book, modify, or cancel a reservation until Tuesday, October 4, 2016. To make your hotel reservations and take advantage of the Conference Group Rate, please visit: http://www.emnlp2016.net/accommodations.html


Tuesday, November 1
Morning sessions

T1: Practical Neural Networks for NLP: From Theory to Code
Chris Dyer, Yoav Goldberg and Graham Neubig

T2: Advanced Markov Logic Techniques for Scalable Joint Inference in NLP
Deepak Venugopal, Vibhav Gogate and Vincent Ng

T3: Lifelong Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing
Zhiyuan Chen and Bing Liu

Afternoon sessions

T4: Neural Networks for Sentiment Analysis
Yue Zhang and Duy Tin Vo

T5: Continuous Vector Spaces for Cross-language NLP Applications
Rafael E. Banchs

T6: Methods and Theories for Large-scale Structured Prediction
Xu Sun and Yansong Feng


The main conference will take place on November 2-4. The program will be announced shortly. The list of accepted papers is available at: http://www.emnlp2016.net/accepted-papers.html

We have a great line-up of invited speakers:

-- Christopher Potts, Stanford University
-- Andreas Stock, Microsoft Research
-- Stefanie Tellex, Brown University



Tuesday, November 1

W1: 4th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Social Media
Lun-Wei and Cheng-Te

W2: 2nd Workshop on Computational Approaches to Linguistic Code Switching
Mona Diab, Pascale Fung, Julia Hirschberg, Thamar Solorio

Saturday, November 5

W3: 10th SSST Workshop on Syntax, Semantics and Structure in Statistical Translation
Dekai Wu, Marine Carpuat, Khalil Sima'an

W4: Structured Prediction for Natural Language Processing
Kai-Wei Chang, Alexander Rush, Vivek Srikumar, Ming-Wei Chang

W5: NLP and Computational Social Science
Dirk Hovy, David Bamman, A. Seza Dogruoz, Jacob Eisenstein, David Jurgens, Brendan O'Connor, Alice Oh, Oren Tsur, Svitlana Volkova

W6: 7th International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis
Cyril Grouin, Thierry Hamon, Aurélie Névéol, Pierre Zweigenbaum

W7: 2nd Workshop on Computing News Storylines
Tommaso Caselli, Ben Miller, Marieke van Erp, Piek Vossen and David Caswell

W8: Uphill Battles in Language Processing: Scaling early achievements to robust methods
Annie Louis, Michael Roth, Bonnie Webber, Michael White, Luke Zettlemoyer

=== Organizing Committee ===

General Chair: Jian Su (Institute for Infocomm Research - I2R)

Program Co-chairs
Xavier Carreras (Xerox Research Centre Europe) and Kevin Duh (Johns Hopkins University)

Program committee:

Workshop Chairs
Annie Louis, University of Essex
Greg Kondrak, University of Alberta

Tutorial Chairs
Bison Yang, Carnegie Mellon University
Rebecca Hwa, University of Pittsburgh

Sponsorship Chairs
Michel Galley, Microsoft Research
Hang Li, Huawei Technologies (ISC Representative for EMNLP)

Publication Chairs
Siddharth Patwardhan, IBM
Daniele Pighin (Advisor), Google Inc.

Publicity Chair
Saif M. Mohammad, National Research Council Canada

Student Scholarship Chair and Student Volunteer Coordinator
Vincent Ng, University of Texas at Dallas

Handbook Chair
Swapna Somasundaran, Educational Testing Services

Website Chair
Jackie C.K. Cheung, McGill University

SIGDAT Liaison
Chris Callison-Burch, University of Pennsylvania

Local Arrangements Chair
Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL Business Manager

=== Contact ===
Program: programchairs@emnlp2016.net
Local Arrangements: local@emnlp2016.net
General: contact@emnlp2016.net