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LINGUIST List 25.2456

Thu Jun 05 2014

Confs: Computational Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Jun-2014
From: Jason Riesa <riesagoogle.com>
Subject: 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
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52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Short Title: ACL 2014

Date: 22-Jun-2014 - 27-Jun-2014
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
Contact: Jason Riesa
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.cs.jhu.edu/ACL2014/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The conference covers a broad spectrum of disciplines working towards enabling intelligent systems to interact with humans using natural language, to understanding computational and other linguistic properties of language, and to enhancing human-human communication through services such as speech recognition, automatic translation, information retrieval, text summarization, and information extraction. The conference program includes presentation of accepted papers, as posters and/or oral presentation, and also includes tutorials, demonstrations, and workshops. The ACL 2014 program will also include eligible papers accepted by the Transactions of the ACL (TACL), the new journal of the ACL.

ACL 2014 Newsletter No. 2

Quick Links:

Newsletter Link: http://goo.gl/u0JBQq
Online Registration: https://aclweb.org/conference/acl-2014-conference-registration/
Download and share the ACL 2014 Conference Poster: https://app.box.com/acl2014poster
The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: http://www.cs.jhu.edu/ACL2014/
Follow acl14_baltimore on Twitter for the latest announcements!

June 22–27, 2014 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Table of Contents:

1. Important Upcoming Dates
2. ACL 2014 Program
3. Workshops at ACL 2014 and CoNLL
4. Tutorials at ACL 2014
5. Social Events at ACL 2014
6. Venue Information
7. Visa Information

1. Important Upcoming Dates

Online registration: Now until June 14, 2014
Onsite registration: After June 22, 2014 (Prices increase onsite.)
Tutorials: June 22, 2014
Welcome reception: June 22, 2014; 6pm
Main conference: June 23–25, 2014
Closing session: June 25, 2014; 6:30pm
Workshops: June 26–27, 2014

2. ACL 2014 Program

The Full ACL 2014 Program is now online!
Overview: http://acl2014.org/prog24.htm

Invited Talks:

Mon, June 23, 5pm: Corinna Cortes, Head of Google Research New York
Tue, June 24, 9am: Zoran Popović, Professor and Director of the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington

We have two Poster and Dinner sessions this year in the Grand Ballroom:

Monday, June 23: 6:50-9:30pm
Tuesday, June 24: 6:50-9:30pm (with demonstrations)

3. Workshops at ACL and CoNLL

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 Research Workshop Chairs: Ekaterina Kochmar, Annie Louis and Svitlana Volkova
Two-day Workshops, June 26-27:

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

Single-day Workshops, June 26:

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

Single-day Workshops, June 27:

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


Also note that the 18th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL-2014) will be held in Baltimore on June 26 and June 27. See the CoNLL website for more details: http://www.conll.org.

4. Tutorials at ACL 2014

Morning Tutorials, June 22:

[T1] Gaussian Processes for Natural Language Processing
Chairs: Trevor Cohn, Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro, and Neil Lawrence
[T2] Scalable Large-Margin Structured Learning: Theory and Algorithms
Chairs: Liang Huang, Kai Zhao, and Lemao Liu
[T3] Semantics for Large-Scale Multimedia: New Challenges for NLP
Chairs: Florian Metze and Koichi Shinoda
[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:

[T5] New Directions in Vector Space Models of Meaning
Chairs: P. Blunsom, G. Dinu, E. Grefenstette, and K. M. Hermann
[T6] Structured Belief Propagation for NLP
Chairs: Matthew R. Gormley and Jason Eisner
[T7] Semantics, Discourse and Statistical Machine Translation
Chairs: Deyi Xiong and Min Zhang
[T8] Syntactic Processing Using Global Discriminative Learning and Beam-Search Decoding
Chairs: Yue Zhang, Meishan Zhang, and Ting Liu

5. Social Events at ACL 2014

1. Welcome Reception. Catch up with your colleagues at the Welcome Reception on Sunday evening, June 22 at 6pm, in the Grand Ballroom Foyer of the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront immediately following the Tutorials. Refreshments, a light dinner, and a cash bar will be provided.

2. Student Lunch. Join us Monday, June 23 at 12:30pm, at the famous Phillips Seafood Restaurant. Get to know others who share similar interests and goals and who may become your lifelong colleagues. Meat, chicken and vegetarian dishes also available. Students only. Generously sponsored by Nuance.

3. ACL 2014 Social and Networking Event. Beginning at 7:30pm on Tuesday, June 24, casually walk over to the National Aquarium for desserts, coffee, tea, and cash bar. Wander through the exhibits, network with colleagues, dance to the sounds of a local DJ, and enjoy a relaxing evening with the jellyfish and sharks.

6. Venue Information

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 Airport (IAD).

7. Visa Information

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 aclaclweb.org, with the following information:

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

Do you have questions, comments?
Send mail to Jason Riesa, riesagoogle.com

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