Smaranda Muresan smuresan at rci.rutgers.edu
Wed May 2 19:45:56 CEST 2012

============================================================================================== NAACL-HLT 2012 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HTL 2012) June 3 – June 8, 2012, Montreal, Canada http://naaclhlt2012.org



Early Registration Closes May 6 at 11:59pm East Coast Time Late Registration Closes May 23 at 11:59pm East Coast Time Cut-off of our Group Rate at Le Sheraton Centre Montreal, the Conference Hotel, is May 11

Registration: http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/registration/registration.php Hotel Room Reservation: http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/participants/accomodation.php

The 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2012) will be held June 3 - 8, 2012 at Le Centre Sheraton Montréal 1201, boul. René-Lévesque ouest, Montréal, (Québec), Canada.

The conference will include three days of technical presentations (June 4-6), one day of tutorials (June 3), and two days of workshops (June 7-8). In addition, this year the conference will be co-located with the First Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (June 7-8).

NAACL-HTL Conference Program: http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/conference/conference.php


* Eduard Hovy, Director of the Human Language Technology Group, Information Sciences Institute of

the University of Southern California * James W. Pennebaker, Centennial Liberal Arts Professor and Chair of Psychology at the University

of Texas at Austin


Best Full Paper Award: Vine Pruning for Efficient Multi-Pass Dependency Parsing: Alexander Rush and Slav Petrov Best Short Paper Award: Trait-Based Hypothesis Selection For Machine Translation: Jacob Devlin and Spyros Matsoukas IBM Best Student Paper Award: Cross-lingual Word Clusters for Direct Transfer of Linguistic Structure: Oscar Täckström, Ryan McDonald, Jakob Uszkoreit

[TUTORIALS] June 3 (http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/conference/tutorials.php)

* 100 Things You Always Wanted to Know about Linguistics But Were Afraid to Ask* (Emily M. Bender) * Structured Sparsity in Natural Language Processing: Models, Algorithms and Applications (André F. T. Martins, Mário A. T. Figueiredo, and Noah A. Smith) * Arabic Dialect Processing Tutorial (Mona Diab and Nizar Habash) * Natural Language Processing in Watson (Alfio M. Gliozzo, Aditya Kalyanpur, James Fan) * Variational Inference for Structured NLP Models (David Burkett, Dan Klein) * Processing modality and negation (Roser Morante) * On-Demand Distributional Semantic Distance and Paraphrasing (Yuval Marton) * Predicting Structures in NLP: Constrained Conditional Models and Integer Linear Programming NLP (Dan Goldwasser, Vivek Srikumar, Dan Roth)

[WORKSHOPS] NAACL-HLT 2012 features an expanded workshop program, with 16 workshops over two days (June 7-8). The workshops are:

*Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics *Future directions and needs in the Spoken Dialog Community *Induction of Linguistic Structure *Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications *Language in Social Media *Predicting and improving text readability *Twelfth Meeting of the ACL-SIGMORPHON Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology *BioNLP *Computational Linguistics for Literature *Evaluation metrics and system comparison for automatic summarization *Future of Language Modeling for HL *Semantic Interpretation in an Actionable Context *Syntactic Analysis of Non-Canonical Language *Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies *Joint Workshop on Automatic Knowledge Base Construction and Web-scale Knowledge Extraction (AKBC-WEKEX) *Statistical Machine Translation

For more information about the workshops visit: http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/conference/ws.php

[LODGING / CONFERENCE VENUE] NAACL-HTL 2012 will be held at Le Centre Sheraton Montréal 1201, boul. René-Lévesque ouest, Montréal, (Québec), Canada. To receive the discount rate book your room before May 11 at http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/participants/accomodation.php

[REGISTRATION] Early Registration Closes May 6 at 11:59pm East Coast Time Late Registration Closes May 23 at 11:59pm East Coast Time Registration: http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/registration/registration.php

We hope to see you in Montreal!


General Conference Chair Jennifer Chu-Carroll, IBM

Program Co-Chairs Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T Eric Fosler-Lussier, The Ohio State University Ellen Riloff, University of Utah

Local Arrangements Chair: Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL Business Office, acl-AT-aclweb.org Advisory committee:

Sabine Bergler, Concordia University

Guy Lapalme, Université de Montréal

Workshops Co-Chairs: Colin Cherry, National Research Council of Canada Mona Diab, Columbia University

Tutorials Co-Chairs: Jacob Eisenstein, CMU Radu Florian, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Demos Co-Chairs: Aria Haghighi, Prismatic Yaser Al-Onaizan, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Student Workshop Co-chairs: Rivka Levitan, Columbia University Myle Ott, Cornell University Faculty Advisors: Roger Levy, UCSD Ani Nenkova, University of Pennsylvania

Publications: Nizar Habash, Columbia University William Schuler, OSU

Publicity: Smaranda Muresan, Rutgers University

Exhibits: Joel Tetreault, Education Testing Services

Webmaster: Dirk Hovy, USC/ISI

------------ Smaranda Muresan Assistant Professor Library and Information Science Department School of Communication and Information Rutgers University 4 Hungtington St New Brunswick, NJ, 08901 smuresan at rci.rutgers.edu

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