LINGUIST List 24.2509

Thu Jun 20 2013

Calls: Computational Linguistics/USA

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Date: 19-Jun-2013
From: Anna Korhonen <>
Subject: Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing
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Full Title: Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing Short Title: EMNLP
Date: 18-Oct-2013 - 21-Oct-2013 Location: Seattle, WA, USA Contact Person: Anna Korhonen
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 05-Jul-2013

Meeting Description:

The 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
EMNLP 2013
Seattle, WA, USA
Main conference: October 19-21, 2013
Workshops: October 18, 2013

SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics’ special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP, is pleased to announce EMNLP 2013. The conference will be held on October 18-21, 2013, in Seattle, WA, USA. The conference will consist of three days of full paper presentations preceded by one day of workshops.

We are delighted to announce our invited speakers for EMNLP 2013:

Dr Fernando Pereira (Research Director, Google)
Dr Andrew Ng (Co-CEO and Co-founder, Coursera)


EMNLP 2013 will have three workshops:

TextGraphs-8 - Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing
Zornitsa Kozareva, Irina Matveeva, Gabor Melli, Vivi Nastase

SPMRL-2013 - 4th Workshop on Statistical Parsing of Morphologically Rich Languages
Yoav Goldberg, Ines Rehbein, Yannick Versley

Twenty Years of Bitext
Chris Dyer, Noah A. Smith, Phil Blunsom

Call for Papers:

We solicit papers on all areas of interest to the SIGDAT community and aligned fields, including but not limited to:

- Phonology, Morphology, Tagging, Chunking and Segmentation
- Syntax and Parsing
- Semantics
- Discourse, Dialogue, and Pragmatics
- Language Resources
- Summarization and Generation
- NLP-related Machine Learning: Theory, Methods and Algorithms
- Machine Translation
- Information Retrieval and Question Answering
- Information Extraction
- Spoken Language Processing
- Text Mining and Natural Language Processing Applications
- Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
- NLP for the Web and Social Media
- Computational Models of Human Language Processing


Submissions should describe original, unpublished work. Papers presented at EMNLP should mainly contain new material that has not been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must disclose this information at submission time. Please list all other meetings where the paper has been submitted in the ‘other submissions’ field on the submission site (and see below for details of the multiple submission policy).

Each long paper submission consists of a paper of up to nine (9) pages of content and any number of additional pages containing references only, together with optional supplementary material as described below.

EMNLP 2013 also solicits short papers. Characteristics of short papers include:

- A small, focused contribution
- Work in progress
- A negative result
- An opinion piece
- An interesting application nugget

Short papers will be presented orally or as a poster (at the discretion of the programme chairs), and will be given four (4) pages plus 2 pages for references in the proceedings. While short papers will be distinguished from long papers in the proceedings, there will be no distinction in the proceedings between short papers presented orally or as posters. Each short paper submission will be reviewed by at least two programme committee members.

Both long and short papers should follow the two-column format of NAACL 2013 proceedings. Please use the official NAACL 2013 style files for the paper (and ensure that your paper is letter size). We reserve the right to reject submissions if the paper does not conform to these styles, including letter size and font size restrictions.

As reviewing will be blind, the submission should not include the authors’ names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author’s identity, e.g., ‘We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...’, should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as ‘Smith (1991) previously showed ...’. Submissions that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. Separate author identification information is required as part of the online submission process.

The supplementary material should be supplementary (rather than central) to the paper. It may include explanations or details of proofs or derivations that do not fit into the paper, lists of features or feature templates, sample inputs and outputs for a system, pseudo-code or source code, and data. The paper should not rely on the supplementary material: while the paper may refer to and cite the supplementary material and the supplementary material will be available to reviewers, they will not be asked to review or even download the supplementary material.

Submission and reviewing will be online, managed by the START system. The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. The supplementary material must be in the form of a single .zip or a .tgz archive file with a maximum size of 10MB; otherwise there are no constraints on its format. Submissions, together with all supplementary material, must be uploaded to the START system by the submission deadlines; submissions submitted after that time will not be reviewed. To minimise network congestion we request authors upload their submissions as early as possible (especially if they contain large supplementary material files).

We are now accepting long and short paper submissions via:

Multiple Submission Policy:

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must indicate this at submission time. To alleviate review duplication, multiple submissions are only allowed over a narrow time window, up until July 12, 2013. By this date, authors of co-submitted papers must notify the PC Chairs of their decision to either (a) withdraw the paper from EMNLP; or (b) withdraw the paper from the other venues it was co-submitted to and have it reviewed for EMNLP only.

There must be at least one registered author at the conference for each accepted paper, and all accepted papers must be presented at the conference to appear in the proceedings. It is not acceptable to submit papers that overlap significantly in content or results with work that will be (or has been) published elsewhere.

Authors submitting more than one paper to EMNLP 2013 must ensure that submissions do not overlap significantly (> 50%) with each other in content or results. Authors should not submit short and long versions of papers with substantial overlap in their original contributions.

Important Dates:

Long and short paper submission deadline: July 5, 2013
Co-submission cutoff date: July 12, 2013
Author response period: August 14-17, 2013
Acceptance notification (long and short papers): August 26, 2013
Camera-ready submission: September 16, 2013
Workshop dates: October 18, 2013
Main conference dates: October 19-21, 2013

All deadlines are calculated at 11:59pm (UTC/GMT -11 hours).


General Chair:

David Yarowsky, Johns Hopkins University

Programme Co-Chairs:

Tim Baldwin, The University of Melbourne
Anna Korhonen, University of Cambridge

Workshop Chair:

Karen Livescu, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, University of Chicago

Publication Chair:

Steven Bethard, University of Colorado Boulder

Local Arrangements:

Priscilla Rasmussen

Area Chairs:

Phonology, Morphology, Tagging, Chunking and Segmentation
Kemal Oflazer
Anna Feldman

Syntax and Parsing
Jennifer Foster
Yoav Goldberg

Mark Stevenson
Luke Zettlemoyer

Discourse, Dialogue, and Pragmatics
Carolyn Rose
Matt Purver

Language Resources
Emily Bender
Aline Villavicencio

Summarization and Generation
Dragomir Radev
Yang Liu

NLP-related Machine Learning: Theory, Methods and Algorithms
Amir Globerson
Antal van den Bosch

Machine Translation
Taro Watanabe
Kevin Knight

Information Retrieval and Question Answering
Bernardo Magnini
Soumen Chakrabarti

Information Extraction
Heng Ji

Spoken Language Processing
Haizhou Li
Amanda Stent

Text Mining and Natural Language Processing Applications
Hang Li
Kevin Cohen

Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
Janyce Wiebe
Bing Liu

NLP for the Web and Social Media
Miles Osborne
Chin-Yew Lin

Computational Models of Human Language Acquisition and Processing
Alessandro Lenci
Afra Alishahi



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