ACL 2015 Election Results: Congratulations to Marti A. Hearst, Jing-Shin Chang and Shiqi Zhao!

I am happy to announce the results of the elections for members of the ACL executive committee:

Marti A. Hearst (UC Berkeley, USA) has been elected as VP-Elect of ACL.

Jing-Shin Chang (National Chi Nan University, Taiwan) will be the new Information Officer and Shiqi Zhao (Baidu, China) will be the new Secretary.

In Memoriam: Remko Scha

Remko Scha The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) mourns the passing of Remko Jan Hendrik Scha (15 September 1945 – 9 November 2015), who made important contributions to the study of semantics, and discourse analysis through his work on Dynamic Discourse Model (with Livia Polanyi).

Final Call for Bids - ACL 2018

Final Call for Bids - 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) hereby invite proposals to host the conference in the Asia-Australasia-Oceania region in July or August 2018. At this time, we seek preliminary draft proposals from prospective bidders in the Asia-Pacific region. Promising bidders will be asked to provide additional information for the final selection.

In Memoriam: Susan Armstrong

Susan Armstrong
Susan Armstrong
20.6.1952­ - 1.9.2015

 

It is with great sadness that we report the recent death of Susan Armstrong, who worked as Professor of translation technology at the University of Geneva until her retirement in 2014. She served as secretary to the European Chapter of the ACL from 1993­-2000, remaining on the Chapter’s nominating committee until 2004. She had a fundamental role in the founding and successful development of SIGDAT.

Welcome to ACL 2016!


For the first time, the annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) takes place in Germany. ACL 2016 will be held at the Humboldt University, in the heart of Berlin, August 7-12, 2016.

 

EMNLP 2015 First call for participation

EMNLP (Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing) is the annually held conference organized by ACL SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to natural language processing. SIGDAT was founded in 1993, and is one of ACL's oldest SIGs. This year, the 20th edition of EMNLP will be held from September 17-21, 2015, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Sad News: R.I.P. Fred Jelinek

The ACL sadly received the message about the unexpected passing away of Professor Fred Jelinek, on Tuesday night. Fred was one of the pioneers and founders of modern research in speech recognition and statistical machine translation and made enormous contributions to our field. In recognition of his contributions he received the ACL Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. His death is a great loss for all those who knew him, and for the ACL community.

Here is a link to Fred's life and work in his own words: clsp.jhu.edu

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