HLT-NAACL 2006, the Human Language Technology conference - North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics annual meeting 2006 will be held in New York City, hosted by New York University, June 4-9.
The Association for Computational Linguistics hereby invites proposals to host the 45th Meeting of the ACL in summer 2007. The conference is to be in Europe, according to the rule of regional rotation of ACL. The meetings of ACL to date have been highly successful, with higher than expected attendance (over 650 attendees at ACL-03 in Sapporo and around 700 at ACL-04 in Barcelona). More than 10 workshops and associated conferences were held together with the main conferences in 2003 and 2004.
Kathleen R. McKeown is the Women of Vision Award winner in the *Innovation* category. McKeown has made seminal contributions to the natural language processing (NLP) area, also called Computational Linguistics (CL), within the general areas of artificial intelligence, information extraction, and human machine interaction. More specifically, McKeown has made pioneering contributions to natural language generation; this field of research focuses on enabling computers to effectively utilize natural language.
Former ACL president Jun'ichi Tsujii has been named a recipient of the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon by the Government of Japan. These medals are given to distinguished scientists, artists, and athletes.
ACL announces the launch of Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL), a new ACL-sponsored journal that publishes papers in all areas of computational linguistics and natural language processing.
A key feature of TACL is that papers accepted for publication will be eligible for presentation at the ACL main conference. (Presentation is optional; authors do not have to present their papers at the conference).
Following the decision of the ACL Executive Committee, which was announced at the ACL Business Meeting this year in Portland, we are now happy to launch the TACL journal - Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics.
I am happy to announce that the ACL Executive Committee has approved the creation of an ACL Fellows program, which recognizes ACL members whose contributions to the field have been most extraordinary. To be named a Fellow, a candidate must have been a member of the ACL for the past three consecutive years and be nominated by a current ACL member.
I am happy to announce that two new ACL members will join the exec as of January 1, 2012:
- vice-president-elect: Gertjan van Noord, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
- member: Jian Su, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
They replace Ido Dagan (current past president) and Lori Levin (member). The ACL exec acknowledges Lori and Ido for their for the hard work they devoted to ACL during their terms.