EMNLP 2017: Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing — September 7–11, 2017 — Copenhagen, Denmark.


SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP, invites you to participate in EMNLP 2017.


The workshops take place on September 7 and 8, just before the main conference.

September 7
Subword and Character LEvel Models in NLP

Character-level and subword models are end-to-end and address noise, sparseness and linguistic diversity. Tentative keynotes: Tomas Mikolov, Fernando Pereira, Noah Smith, and Kyunghyun Cho.

Organised by: Manaal Faruqui, Hinrich Schütze, Isabel Trancoso and Yadollah Yaghoobzadeh

Contact person: Yadollah Yaghoobzadeh

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September 7
Natural Language Processing meets Journalism

Tools for both journalists and readers which perform text mining for picking out and linking together pieces from multi media resources

Organised by: Octavian Popescu and Carlo Strapparava

Contact person: Octavian Popescu

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Struct Pred
September 7
2nd Workshop on Structured Prediction for Natural Language Processing

Bridging structured prediction and deep learning for NLP

Organised by: Kai-Wei Chang, Ming-Wei Chang, Vivek Srikumar and Alexander M. Rush

Contact person: Kai-Wei Chang

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September 7
3rd Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text

2 shared tasks, 3 invited talks (Dirk Hovy, Bill Dolan, Miles Osborne), 48 PC members. Received 27 main workshop submissions in 2016

Organised by: Leon Derczynski, Wei Xu, Alan Ritter and Timothy Baldwin

Contact person: Alan Ritter

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Frontiers Summarization
September 7
New Frontiers in Summarization

Challenges and emerging directions of summarization; how relevant areas (e.g. generation or visualization) can form synergy with this field

Organised by: Lu Wang, Jackie Chi Kit Cheung, Giuseppe Carenini and Fei Liu

Contact person: Lu Wang

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September 7
Workshop on Speech-Centric Natural Language Processing

Uniting the ASR and NLP communities to discuss frameworks for exploiting speech to improve conversational agents, QA systems, MT and search

Organised by: Nicholas Ruiz and Srinivas Bangalore

Contact person: Nicholas Ruiz

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September 7-8
Second Conference on Machine Translation (WMT)

Shared tasks and scientific papers on topics related to MT. We encourage authors to evaluate their approaches to the above topics using the common data sets created for the shared tasks.

Organised by: Philipp Koehn and Barry Haddow

Contact person: Philipp Koehn

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September 8
3rd Workshop on Discourse in Machine Translation

Come to the 3rd DiscoMT Workshop to find how discourse can help MT: co-reference, coherence, text structure -- plus a pronoun shared task

Organised by: Bonnie Webber, Andrei Popescu-Belis and Jörg Tiedemann

Contact person: Andrei Popescu-Belis

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Stylistic Variation
September 8
Workshop on Stylistic Variation

Linguistic style varies across individuals, demographics, audiences, genres, and emotional states. Let's team up and rock this thing! :P

Organised by: Julian Brooke, Thamar Solorio and Moshe Koppel

Contact person: Julian Brooke

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September 8
12th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications

The BEA Workshop series is the leading venue for NLP innovation for educational applications

Organised by: Joel Tetreault, Jill Burstein, Claudia Leacock and Helen Yannakoudakis

Contact person: Joel Tetreault

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Argument Mining
September 8
4th Workshop on Argument Mining

Argument mining involves automatically identifying argumentative structures, argument schemes, quality, etc.

Organised by: Ivan Habernal, Iryna Gurevych, Kevin Ashley, Claire Cardie, Nancy Green, Diane Litman, Georgios Petasis, Chris Reed, Noam Slonim and Vern Walker

Contact person: Ivan Habernal

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September 8
8th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis

Garnering research on automatically detecting sentiment, opinion, emotion, and attitude @WASSA2017. New this year: shared tasks on emotions!

Organised by: Alexandra Balahur, Saif Mohammad and Erik van der Goot

Contact person: Alexandra Balahur

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September 8
2nd Workshop on Evaluating Vector Space Representations for NLP

A workshop on evaluating distributed representations in NLP, featuring a shared task on sentence representation

Organised by: Samuel Bowman, Yoav Goldberg, Felix Hill, Angeliki Lazaridou, Omer Levy, Roi Reichart and Anders Søgaard

Contact person: Samuel Bowman

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September 8
Building Linguistically Generalizable NLP Systems

How generalizable are our NLP systems? How can linguistics help? When do our systems actually work, and how linguistically brittle are they?

Organised by: Emily M. Bender, Hal Daumé III, Allyson Ettinger and Sudha Rao

Contact person: Hal Daumé III

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