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EMNLP 2014 : Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing


Conference Series : Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
When Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 29, 2014
Where Doha, Qatar
Submission Deadline Jun 2, 2014
Notification Due Jul 22, 2014
Final Version Due Aug 26, 2014
Categories    NLP

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 2014.

The conference will be held on October 25–29, 2014, in Doha, Qatar. The conference will consist of three days of full paper presentations with two days of workshops and tutorials.


We solicit papers on all areas of interest to the SIGDAT community and aligned fields, including but not limited to:

Phonology, Morphology, Tagging, Chunking and Segmentation
Syntax and Parsing
Discourse, Dialogue, and Pragmatics
Language resources
Summarization and Generation
NLP-related Machine Learning: theory, methods and algorithms
Machine Translation
Information Retrieval and Question Answering
Information Extraction
Spoken Language Processing
Text Mining and Natural Language Processing Applications
Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
NLP for the Web and social media
Computational models of human language processing


Submissions should describe original, unpublished work. Papers 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. Please list all other meetings where the paper has been submitted in the “other submissions” field on the submission site (and see below for details of the multiple submission policy).

Each long paper submission consists of a paper of up to nine (9) pages of content and any number of additional pages containing references only, together with optional supplementary material as described below.

EMNLP 2014 also solicits short papers. Characteristics of short papers include:

A small, focused contribution
Work in progress
A negative result
An opinion piece
An interesting application nugget

Short papers will be presented orally or as a poster (at the discretion of the programme chairs), and will be given four (4) pages plus 2 pages for references in the proceedings. While short papers will be distinguished from long papers in the proceedings, there will be no distinction in the proceedings between short papers presented orally or as posters. Each short paper submission will be reviewed by at least two programme committee members.

Both long and short papers should follow the two-column format of NAACL 2014 proceedings. Please use the official NAACL 2013 style files for the paper (and ensure that your paper is Letter size). We reserve the right to reject submissions if the paper does not conform to these styles, including letter size and font size restrictions

As reviewing will be blind, the submission 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 (1991) previously showed ...”. Submissions that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. Separate author identification information is required as part of the on-line submission process.

The supplementary material should be supplementary (rather than central) to the paper. It may include explanations or details of proofs or derivations that do not fit into the paper, lists of features or feature templates, sample inputs and outputs for a system, pseudo-code or source code, and data. The paper should not rely on the supplementary material: while the paper may refer to and cite the supplementary material and the supplementary material will be available to reviewers, they will not be asked to review or even download the supplementary material.

Submission and reviewing will be on-line, managed by the START system. The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. The supplementary material must be in the form of a single .zip or a .tgz archive file with a maximum size of 10MB; otherwise there are no constraints on its format. Submissions, together with all supplementary material, must be uploaded to the START system by the submission deadlines; submissions submitted after that time will not be reviewed. To minimise network congestion we request authors upload their submissions as early as possible (especially if they contain large supplementary material files).

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