EMNLP 2014: Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

October 25–29, 2014 - Doha, Qatar

SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics' special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP, invites participation to EMNLP 2014, the 19th conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing.The conference will be held on October 25–29, 2014, in Doha, Qatar. The conference will consist of three days of full paper presentations with two days of workshops and tutorials.Conference URL: http://www.emnlp2014.org . For information on Doha and Qatar, and an up-to-date FAQ go to http://emnlp2014.org/local.html . Please join us for an exciting conference in Doha, Qatar!

We are excited to announce the following news and features of the EMNLP conference, which you should consider when registering and organizing your trip to Doha:


The main conference will take place on October 26-28, 2014. Out of 840 submissions, 155 long papers and 70 short papers were accepted, putting together a very high quality and exciting program. Check the list of accepted papers at http://emnlp2014.org/papers.html (the full program will be ready very soon, stay tuned) Additionally, EMNLP 2014 will count on two world-class invited speakers for the keynote talks:

IBM Cognitive Computing - An NLP Renaissance! Salim Roukos, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center Learning from Rational Behavior Thorsten Joachims, Cornell University More details at: http://emnlp2014.org/invited-talks.html


For the first time, EMNLP 2014 will have tutorials. The following eight tutorials have been accepted and will be presented during October 25 and 29, 2014:

  • Sentiment Analysis of Social Media Texts --- Saif M. Mohammad and Xiaodan Zhu
  • Spectral Learning Techniques for Weighted Automata, Transducers, and Grammars --- Borja Balle, Ariadna Quattoni and Xavier Carreras
  • Semantic Parsing with Combinatory Categorial Grammars --- Yoav Artzi, Nicholas FitzGerald and Luke Zettlemoyer
  • Linear Programming Decoders in Natural Language Processing: From Integer Programming to Message Passing and Dual Decomposition --- André F. T. Martins
  • Syntax-Based Statistical Machine Translation --- Philip Williams and Philipp Koehn
  • Embedding Methods for Natural Language Processing --- Antoine Bordes and Jason Weston
  • Natural Language Processing of Arabic and its Dialects --- Mona Diab and Nizar Habash
  • Text Quantification --- Fabrizio Sebastiani

See http://emnlp2014.org/tutorials.html for more details.


EMNLP 2014 will host the following 6 one-day workshops, which will take place during October 25 and 29, 2014:

  • Arabic NLP — Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop --- Nizar Habash, Stephan Vogel, Kareem Darwish, Behrang Mohit, Nadi Tomeh, Wajdi Zaghouani
  • TextGraphs-9 — Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing --- V.G.Vinod Vydiswaran, Amarnag Subramanya, Gabor Melli, Irina Matveeva
  • CodeSwitch — Computational Approaches to Linguistic Code Switching --- Mona Diab, Pascale Fung, Julia Hirschberg, Thamar Solorio
  • SSST-8 — Eighth Workshop on Syntax, Semantics and Structure in Statistical Translation --- Dekai Wu, Marine Carpuat, Xavier Carreras, Eva Maria Vecchi
  • MOOC — Modeling Large Scale Social Interaction in Massively Open Online Courses --- Carolyn Penstein Rosé, George Siemens
  • LT4CloseLang — Language Technology for Closely-Related Languages and Language Variants --- Preslav Nakov, Petya Osenova, Cristina Vertan

See http://emnlp2014.org/workshops.html for more details.

IMPORTANT NOTE: if registered for 5 days, participants will be free to attend any tutorials and workshops during the two days (October 25 and 29), allowing as many changes as desired.


Registration is already available on-line: http://emnlp2014.org/register.html

Please, note that early registration fees will apply until September 30, 2014.

Important features:

  • EMNLP 2014 offers a flat rate to attend any workshops and tutorials
  • Lunch, breakfast and coffee breaks are included every day
  • To check on the requirements and procedures for visas, conference hotels at special rates, and general and touristic information about the venue and Qatar, please visit the conference website: http://emnlp2014.org

Organizing EMNLP 2014

  • General Chair: Alessandro Moschitti, Qatar Computing Research Institute
  • Program Co-Chairs: Bo Pang, Google Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp
  • Workshops Co-Chairs: Enrique Alfonseca, Google Research at Zurich Eric Gaussier, Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I)
  • Tutorial Co-Chairs: Lucia, Specia University of Sheffield Xavier, Carreras Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Publication Chair: Yuval Marton, Microsoft Corporation
  • Sponsorship Co-Chairs: Jochen Leidner, Thomson Reuters Veselin Stoyanov, Facebook Min Zhang, Soochow University, China
  • Publicity Co-Chairs: Mona Diab, George Washington University Irina Matveeva, NexLP - Chicago
  • Student Scholarship Co-Chairs: Katrin Erk, University of Texas at Austin Sebastian Padó, University of Stuttgart
  • Local Co-Chairs: Kareem Darwish, Qatar Computing Research Institute Kemal Oflazer, Carnegie Mellon University – Qatar

contact at emnlp2014.org