Corpora: ACL-02 Final Call for Papers

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                        ACL-02 Final Call For Papers
            The 40th Anniversary Meeting of the Association for
                        Computational Linguistics
                            7 - 12 July, 2002
                         Philadelphia, PA, USA


    General Conference Chair: Pierre Isabelle (XRCE Grenoble, France)
    Program Co-Chairs: Eugene Charniak (Brown University, USA)
                              Dekang Lin (University of Alberta, Canada)
    Local Organization Chair: Martha Palmer (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

    Area Chairs:
    Discourse and Dialogue: Daniel Marcu, Information Sciences Institute, USC
    Generation and Multi-Modality: Stephan Busemann, German Research Center for AI
    Machine Translation and Multilinguality: Keh-Yih Su, Behavior Design Corp.
    Lexicon and Semantics: Bonnie Dorr, University of Maryland
    Speech, Language Modeling and Statistical Methods: Steve Abney, AT&T Research
    Word Segmentation, Shallow Parsing, Chunking and Tagging:
    Jan Hajic, Charles University (Prague)
    Syntax, Grammars, Morphology and Phonology: Mark Steedman, Univ. of Edinburgh
    Parsing: John Carroll, University of Sussex
    NLP Applications: Ellen Riloff, University of Utah

    The Association for Computational Linguistics invites the submission
    of papers for its 40th Annual Meeting hosted jointly with the North
    American Chapter of the ACL. Papers are invited on substantial,
    original, and unpublished research on all aspects of computational
    linguistics, including, but not limited to: pragmatics, discourse,
    semantics, syntax and the lexicon; phonetics, phonology and
    morphology; interpreting and generating spoken and written language;
    linguistic, mathematical and psychological models of language;
    language-oriented information retrieval, question answering,
    summarization and information extraction; language-oriented machine
    learning; corpus-based language modeling; multi-lingual processing,
    machine translation and translation aids; natural language interfaces
    and dialogue systems; approaches to coordinating the linguistic with
    other modalities in multi-media systems; message and narrative
    understanding systems; tools and resources; and evaluation of systems.


    Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed
    work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state
    of completion of the reported results. Wherever appropriate, concrete
    evaluation results should be included. A paper accepted for
    presentation at the ACL Meeting cannot be presented or have been
    presented at any other meeting with publicly available published
    proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences or
    workshops must indicate this on the title page, as must papers that
    contain significant overlap with previously published work. For
    details see:


    The reviewing of the papers will be blind. Reviewing will be managed
    by an international Conference Program Committee consisting of Area
    Chairs, each of whom will have the assistance of a set of Program
    Committee members. Final decisions on the technical program will be
    made by the Conference Program Committee. Each submission will be
    reviewed by at least three reviewers.

    Submission Format

    Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings and
    should not exceed eight (8) pages, including references. We strongly
    recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word Style
    files tailored for this year's conference. They are available at
    A description of the format will also be available in case you are
    unable to use these style files directly. As reviewing will be
    blind. The paper 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 previously showed
    (Smith, 1991) ...".

    Papers that do not conform to the requirements above are subject to be
    rejected without review.

    Submission Procedure

    1) Paper registration: You must submit a notification of submission
    by filling out the form at
    The authors should fill in the title of the paper, the authors' names,
    affiliations, and email addresses, one or two general topic areas, up
    to 5 keywords specifying the subject area, and a short summary (up to
    200 words). The authors should also specify whether the paper is
    under consideration for other conferences or workshops, and if so,
    which ones.

    Each submission will be assigned an identification number. Please use
    it on all correspondence with the program committee.

    2) Paper submission: All papers must be submitted electronically at
    the same web address. The first page of your paper must include the
    identification number obtained from paper registration. The paper must
    be submitted no later than 12 noon Mountain Time ( = 7PM GMT) on
    Feb. 1 2002. Papers submitted after that time will not be reviewed.
    Papers must be in PDF format. The submission web page includes
    information about converting different types of documents to PDF. The
    program committee will make every attempt to print out your paper
    successfully, but cannot take responsibility if they do not. Authors
    are strongly encouraged to submit papers 48 hours before the
    submission deadline so that unprinting formats can be detected and
    corrected by the submission deadline. If for some reason an author is
    not able to submit electronically, or if we have discovered in advance
    that there is a problem with the PDF file, authors should contact
    Dekang Lin ( concerning hard-copy submission.


        Paper registration deadline: January 25th, 2002
        Paper submissions deadline: February 1st, 2002
        Notification of acceptance: April 8th, 2002
        Camera ready papers due: May 10th, 2002
        ACL-02 Conference: July 7th-12th, 2002


    ACL is providing a mentoring (coaching) service for authors from
    regions of the world where English is not the language of scientific
    exchange. Many authors from these regions, although able to read the
    scientific literature in English, have little or no experience in
    writing papers in English for conferences such as the ACL
    meetings. They may also have some trouble with the style of the
    presentation of the material that is expected for ACL.

    The service will be arranged as follows. A set of potential mentors
    will be identified by Aravind Joshi, who has agreed to organize this
    service for ACL-02. An author who would like to take advantage of
    this service must send a draft of his/her paper to

        Aravind K. Joshi
        Room 555 Moore
        Department of Computer and Information Science
        200 South 33rd Street
        University of Pennsylvania
        Philadelphia, PA
        FAX: +1 215 898 0587

    The author must send ONE copy of the paper (HARD COPY by regular mail
    or by FAX) by no later than December 14th, 2001. The author should try
    to make the draft as complete as possible in order to get the best
    advice. An appropriate mentor will be assigned to your paper and the
    mentor will get back to the author at least two weeks before the
    deadline for the submission to ACL-02 program committee (February 1,

    Please note that this service is for the benefit of the authors as
    described above. It is not a general mentoring service for authors to
    improve their papers.

    If you have any questions about this service please feel free to send
    a message to Aravind Joshi (

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