[Corpora-List] Final CfP: 2nd Workshop on Ethics in NLP, NAACL 2018. Deadline March 15

Dirk Hovy mail at dirkhovy.com
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Second Call for Papers Second Workshop on Ethics in Natural Language Processing

NAACL 2018, New Orleans, June 5 2018

Submission deadline: March 15, 2018

http://ethicsinnlp.org ************************************************************************

NLP is a rapidly maturing field. NLP technologies now play a role in business applications and decision processes that affect billions of people on a daily basis. However, increasing amounts of data and computational power also mean increased responsibility and new questions for researchers and practitioners.

This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners in NLP with researchers in the humanities, social sciences, public policy, and law to identify and discuss some of the most pressing issues surrounding ethics in NLP via • invited talks (given by researchers in NLP, AI, philosophy, the social sciences, and law); • contributed talks and posters; • panel discussions with NLP researchers, ethicists, lawyers, and industry practitioners.

We invite submissions on any area of NLP that touches on the following topics: • Bias in NLP models (e.g., reporting bias, implicit bias). • Exclusion and inclusion (e.g., exclusion of certain groups or beliefs, how/when to include stakeholders and representatives for the user population to be served). • Overgeneralization (e.g., making false classifications on tasks including authorship attribution, NER, knowledge base population). • Exposure (e.g., underrepresentation/overrepresentation of languages or groups). • Dual use (e.g., the positive and negative aspects of NLP applications, the close relationship between government and industry interests and NLP research). • Privacy protection (e.g., anonymization of biomedical documents, best practices for researchers in industry to ensure the privacy of their users’ data, educating the public about how much industry and government may know about them, privacy protection for data annotated with non-linguistic features such as emotion). • Any other topic which concerns ethical considerations in NLP.

Submissions All submissions are due March 15, 23:59 Hawaiian time, through the START system: https://www.softconf.com/naacl2018/Ethics-NLP18/

Papers need to adhere to the ACL format and can be maximally 4 (short) or 8 (long) pages long. Note that we offer an option for non-archival submissions, which will not be included in the proceedings.

Organizing Committee: Mark Alfano, Delft University of Technology Dirk Hovy, Bocconi University Margaret Mitchell, Google Research and Machine Intelligence Michael Strube, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies

Contact: ethicsinnlp at googlegroups.com



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