SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics' special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP, invites submissions to EMNLP 2002. The conference will be held at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA on July 6-7, immediately preceding the anniversary 40th meeting of the ACL (ACL 2002).
We are interested in papers from academia, government, and industry on all areas of traditional interest to the SIGDAT community and aligned fields, including but not limited to:
As a follow-up to last year's focus on analyzing the current "Successes and Challenges" in the corpus-based methods, we encourage submissions on the theme
Reviewing will be blind. No information identifying the authors should be in the paper: this includes not only the authors' names and affilations, but also self-references that reveal authors' identities; for example, "We have previously shown (Smith 1999)" should be changed to "Smith (1999) has previously shown". A separate identification page is required: see below.
Paper titleAs a reply to the ITS, a 3-digit ID number will be sent back as an acknowledgement. This number will be important for identification of the submission proper. More detailed instructions will be mailed to you along with the ID; see also below.
Authors' names, affiliations, and email addresses
A short list of keywords
A short (no more than 5 lines) summary of the contents
Whether or not the paper is under consideration for other conferences (please specify)
Second, an electronic version of the paper in PostScript format, named <an-ID-number-received-as-a-reply-to-the-IST>.ps, formatted for A4 or a letter-size paper (without identifying information) together with a single text-only ("ASCII") file, named <an-ID-number-received-as-a-reply-to-the-IST>.txt, containing all the information from the notice of intent to submit (i.e., title, authors, contact author, keywords, summary, and multiple-submission information must be received by April 9, 23:00 GMT DST (6pm EDT) at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use gzip or plain old zip (or PKZIP) for compression to ensure nothing is lost during the email transfer.
In case of difficulties sending the PostScript version, please generate a PDF format instead (and name it accordingly: <an-ID-number-received-as-a-reply-to-the-IST>.pdf). Let us stress again that the PostScript format is nevertheless strongly preferred.
Only in case of really, REALLY unsolvable difficulties in sending the electronic version, please send a single hardcopy of the paper and the ID page to
EMNLP 2002 Submissions
UFAL - Linguistics
Malostranske nam. 25
CZ-11800 Prague 1
The EMNLP committee is not responsible for postal delays or other e-mail and mail problems. Submissions that do not conform to the guidelines above are subject to rejection without review.
Acceptance notification: May 8, 2002
Camera-ready copy due: May 25/30, 2002 (was: June 6!!) - might still change
Conference: July 6-7, 2002
Conference Organizers and Program Committee Co-chairs
Yuji Matsumoto (co-chair), Nara Institute of Science and Technology (email@example.com)
Program Committee Technical Assistants:
Barbora Vidova Hladka and Jan Curin, Charles University, Prague.
EMNLP Program Committee Members