2002 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
(EMNLP 2002)

Preliminary Call for Papers

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

"The Next Big Thing in Data-driven NLP"

We solicit papers that describe attempts to substantially and radically deviate from current practice of simple adaptations of existing and usually well-studied methods. All directions of a venture to a territory previously unknown (or once abandoned for one reason or another) to NLP are welcome, such as but not limited to We stress though that such papers, however radical their content might be, stick to the usual practice of documenting the results using standard experimental and evaluation practice. That does not exclude that authors provide extended final section in their submissions, discussing perhaps even slightly speculatively what the future might look like.


Submissions should take the form of full papers (3200 words or less, excluding references) describing original, unpublished work. Papers being submitted to other meetings must provide this information on the title page.

More info

will be coming soon; see also last year EMNLP's website.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 4, 2002
Acceptance notification: May 8, 2002
Camera-ready copy due: June 6, 2002
Conference: July 6-7, 2002

Conference Organizers

Jan Hajic (chair), Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (hajic@ufal.mff.cuni.cz)
Yuji Matsumoto (co-chair), Nara Institute of Science and Technology (matsu@is.aist-nara.ac.jp)

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