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WNUT 2020 : The 6th Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text (WNUT 2020)


When Nov 19, 2020 - Nov 19, 2020
Where with EMNLP 2020 (virtual online)
Submission Deadline Aug 25, 2020
Notification Due Sep 29, 2020
Final Version Due Oct 8, 2020
Categories    NLP   AI   social media   crowdsourcing

Call For Papers

== The 6th Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text (WNUT 2020) ==

The WNUT Workshop will be collocated with EMNLP 2020 (going virtual!). The website for the workshop is at:

The WNUT workshop focuses on Natural Language Processing applied to noisy user-generated text, such as that found in social media, online reviews, crowdsourced data, web forums, clinical records and language learner essays. This year, there will be a [shared task] on Named Entity Recognition over Wet-lab Protocols.

We seek submissions of both long and short papers on original and unpublished work (same format and page limit as EMNLP main conference). 1-page abstracts on work-in-progress or work published elsewhere are also welcome and will *not* be included in the conference proceedings. All accepted submissions will be presented as posters. Additionally, selected submissions will be presented orally. We have [best paper awards] sponsored by Twitter this year.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* NLP Preprocessing of Noisy Text
- Part of speech tagging
- Named entity tagging, including a wide range of categories, e.g. product names
- Chunking of user-generated text
- Parsing
* Text Normalization and Error Correction
- Normalizing noisy text for downstream tasks and for human readability
- Error detection and correction
* Robustness to Noise, both Natural and Adversarial
* Multilingual NLP in noisy text
* Machine Translation of Noisy Text
* Sentiment analysis
* Crowdsourcing of text data
* User prediction, e.g. gender, age, etc
* Stylistics, e.g. formality, politeness, etc
* Colloquial language, e.g. code-switching, idiom detection
* Bilingual translation of the noisy text
* Paraphrase identification and semantic similarity of short text or noisy text
* Information extraction from noisy text
* Domain adaptation to user-generated text
* Geolocation prediction
* Global and regional trend detection and event extraction
* Detecting rumors, contradictory information, sarcasm and humor on social media
* Extracting user demographics, profiles, and major life events
* Temporal aspects of user-generated content (resolving time expressions, concept drift, diachronic analyses, etc...)


* Aug 25, 2020: Workshop paper due (dual-submission w/ EMNLP main conference allowed)
* Sept 15, 2020: Retraction of workshop papers accepted for EMNLP main conference
* Sept 29, 2020: Notification of acceptance
* Oct 2, 2020: Retraction of workshop papers accepted for COLING main conference
* Oct 8, 2020: Camera-ready papers due
* Nov 19, 2020: Workshop date


* June-July, 2020 (tentative): Named Entity Recognition over Wet-lab Protocols


Wei Xu (Ohio State University)
Leon Derczynski (IT University of Copenhagen)
Alan Ritter (Ohio State University)
Tim Baldwin (University of Melbourne)
Afshin Rahimi (University of Queensland)


Eduardo Blanco (University of North Texas)
Manaal Faruqui (Google Research)


Muhammad Abdul-Mageed (University of British Columbia)
Željko Agić (Corti)
Sweta Agrawal (University of Maryland)
Gustavo Aguilar (University of Houston)
Nikolaos Aletras (University of Sheffield)
Rahul Aralikatte (University of Copenhagen)
Eiji Aramaki (NAIST)
Francesco Barbieri (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
John Beieler (ODNI Science and Technology)
Eric Bell (PNNL)
Anya Belz (University of Brighton)
Adrian Benton (JHU)
Eduardo Blanco (University of North Texas)
Su Lin Blodgett (UMass Amherst)
Julian Brooke (University of British Columbia)
Tuhin Chakrabarty (Columbia University)
Stevie Chancellor (Northwestern University)
Mingda Chen (Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago)
Sihao Chen (University of Pennsylvania)
Colin Cherry (Google)
Zewei Chu (University of Chicago)
Manuel R. Ciosici (IT University of Copenhagen)
Oana Cocarascu (Imperial College London)
Nigel Collier (University of Cambridge)
Çağrı Çöltekin (University of Tübingen)
Paul Cook (University of New Brunswick)
Marina Danilevsky (IBM Research)
Leon Derczynski (IT University of Copenhagen)
Jay DeYoung (Northeastern University)
Bhuwan Dhingra (Bhuwan Dhingra)
Seza Doğruöz (Tilburg University)
Xinya Du (Cornell University)
Jacob Eisenstein (Google)
Heba Elfardy (Amazon)
Micha Elsner (Ohio State University)
Manaal Faruqui (Google)
Lucie Flekova (Mainz University of Applied Sciences)
Lisheng Fu (New York University)
Yoshinari Fujinuma (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Juri Ganitkevitch (Google)
Dan Garrette (Google)
Spandana Gella (Amazon)
Kevin Gimpel (TTIC)
Yvette Graham (Dublin City University)
Mika Hämäläinen (University of Helsinki)
William L. Hamilton (McGill University/MILA)
Xiaochuang Han (Carnegie Mellon University)
Devamanyu Hazarika (National University of Singapore)
Jack Hessel (Cornell University)
Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto)
Nathan Hodas (PNNL)
Dirk Hovy (Bocconi University)
Sarthak Jain (Northeastern University)
Nanjiang Jiang (Ohio State University)
Lifeng Jin (Ohio State University)
Ishan Jindal (IBM Research)
Kristen Johnson (Michigan State University)
Kenny Joseph (University at Buffalo)
Katharina Kann (University of Colorado, Boulder)
David Kauchak (Pomona College)
Roman Klinger (University of Stuttgart)
Ekaterina Kochmar (University of Cambridge)
Reno Kriz (University of Pennsylvania)
Sachin Kumar (Carnegie Mellon University)
Vivek Kulkarni (University of California Santa Barbara)
Jonathan Kummerfeld (University of Michigan)
Ophélie Lacroix (Siteimprove)
Wuwei Lan (Ohio State University)
Jiwei Li (ShannonAI)
Jessy Junyi Li (University of Texas Austin)
Jing Li (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Yitong Li (University of Melbourne)
Nut Limsopatham (University of Glasgow)
Zhiyuan Liu (Tsinghua University)
Fei Liu (University of Melbourne)
Yiqun Liu (Tsinghua University)
Wei-Yun Ma (Academia Sinica)
Mounica Maddela (Ohio State University)
Peter Makarov (University of Zurich)
Héctor Martínez Alonso (Apple)
Aaron Masino (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
Nitika Mathur (University of Melbourne)
Ahmed Mourad (RMIT University)
Hamdy Mubarak (Qatar Computing Research Institute)
Graham Mueller (Leidos)
Maria Nadejde (Grammarly)
Guenter Neumann (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence)
Vincent Ng (University of Texas at Dallas)
Thien Huu Nguyen (University of Oregon)
Eric Nichols (Honda Research Institute)
Tong Niu (University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill)
Benjamin Nye (Northeastern University)
Alice Oh (KAIST)
Naoaki Okazaki (Tohoku University)
Naoki Otani (CMU)
Myle Ott (Facebook AI)
Symeon Papadopoulos (CERTH-ITI)
Umashanthi Pavalanathan (Georgia Tech)
Yuval Pinter (Georgia Tech)
Christopher Potts (Stanford University)
Vinodkumar Prabhakaran (Stanford University)
Daniel Preoţiuc-Pietro (Bloomberg)
Ella Rabinovich (University of Toronto)
Dianna Radpour (University of Colorado Boulder)
Preethi Raghavan (IBM Research)
Afshin Rahimi (University of Queensland)
Revanth Rameshkumar (Microsoft Research)
Sudha Rao (Microsoft Research)
Adithya Renduchintala (JHU)
Carolyn Rose (CMU)
Alla Rozovskaya (City University of New York)
Derek Ruths (McGill University)
Koustuv Saha (Georgia Tech)
Keisuke Sakaguchi (Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence)
Maarten Sap (University of Washington)
Amirreza Shirani (University of Houston)
Dan Simonson (BlackBoiler)
Kevin Small (Amazon)
Jan Šnajder (University of Zagreb)
Xingyi Song (University of Sheffield)
Evangelia Spiliopoulou (Carnegie Mellon University)
Gabriel Stanovsky (Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence)
Ian Stewart (Georgia Tech)
Shivashankar Subramanian (University of Melbourne)
Jeniya Tabassum (Ohio State University)
Yi Tay (Google)
Zhiyang Teng (Westlake University)
Joel Tetreault (Dataminr)
James Thorne (University of Cambridge)
Rob van der Goot (University of Groningen)
Vasudeva Varma (IIIT Hyderabad)
Olga Vechtomova (University of Waterloo)
Alakananda Vempala (Bloomberg)
Rob Voigt (Stanford University)
Soroush Vosoughi (Dartmouth University)
Xiaojun Wan (Peking University)
Zeerak Waseem (University of Sheffield)
Zhongyu Wei (Fudan University)
Hong Wei (University of Maryland)
Steven Wilson (University of Edinburgh)
Yu Ning (Leidos)
Guido Zarrella (MITRE)
Vicky Zayats (University of Washington)
Justine Zhang (Cornell University)
Xiao Zhang (Purdue University)
Shi Zong (Ohio State University)


Formatting should be according to EMNLP 2020 specifications.
Dual submission is allowed, but must state at the time of submission.

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