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EMNLP 2008 : Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing


Conference Series : Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
When Oct 25, 2008 - Oct 27, 2008
Where Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii
Submission Deadline Jul 3, 2008
Notification Due Aug 21, 2008
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

2008 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2008)

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 2008. The conference will be held on October 25-27, 2008, at the Hilton Prince Kuhio, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, immediately following AMTA-2008 and the International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation.

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:

* information extraction
* information retrieval
* language and dialogue modeling
* lexical acquisition
* machine translation
* multilingual technologies
* question answering
* statistical parsing
* summarization
* generation
* speech recognition and synthesis
* discourse and dialogue
* tagging
* term and named entity extraction
* word sense disambiguation
* word, term, and text segmentation
* general NLP-related machine learning techniques:
theory, methods and algorithms


Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings. Each paper may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content and one (1) extra page for references. Submissions should describe original, unpublished work. Please use the official ACL 2008 style files at We reserve the right to reject submissions that do not conform to these styles, including font size restrictions.

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 these requirements will be rejected without review. Separate identification information is required, and will be part of the web submission process.

Submission/Reviewing will be electronic, managed by the START system. The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. To submit a paper, please visit

A PDF file of the paper must be uploaded onto the system by the submission deadline. Papers submitted after that time will not be reviewed.

Submissions presented at EMNLP should mainly contain new material that has not been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must disclose this information at submission time.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: July 3, 2008 (11.59pm PDT Pacific Daylight Time)
Acceptance notification: August 21, 2008
Camera-ready copy due: September 15, 2008
Conference: October 25-27, 2008

Program Co-Chairs

Mirella Lapata (University of Edinburgh)
Hwee Tou Ng (National University of Singapore)

Area Chairs

Eneko Agirre (University of the Basque Country)
Srinivas Bangalore (AT&T Research)
Noemie Elhadad (Columbia University)
Radu Florian (IBM Research)
Rebecca Hwa (University of Pittsburgh)
Dan Klein (University of California at Berkeley)
Hang Li (Microsoft Research)
Mu Li (Microsoft Research)
Jimmy Lin (University of Maryland)
Chris Manning (Stanford University)
Yuji Matsumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
Mari Ostendorf (University of Washington)
Bo Pang (Yahoo! Research)
Chris Quirk (Microsoft Research)
Ben Taskar (University of Pennsylvania)

Local Arrangements Chair

Priscilla Rasmussen

Publications Chair

Sebastian Pado (Stanford University)

Conference URL


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