EMNLP 2016: Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

Austin, Texas, USA
November 1-5, 2016

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SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics' special interest
group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP, is pleased to
announce that EMNLP 2016 will be held on November 1–5, 2016, in Austin,
Texas, USA. The conference includes three days of paper presentations and
invited talks, plus two days consisting of eight workshops and six
tutorials. We are excited to announce our invited speakers: Christopher
Potts (Stanford University), Andreas Stolcke (Microsoft Research), and
Stefanie Tellex (Brown University).

The conference program includes long and short papers related to empirical
methods in natural language processing. Accepted papers will be presented
as oral talks or posters. As in recent years, the conference will also
include presentations of selected papers accepted by the Transactions of
the ACL (http://www.transacl.org/).

This year, EMNLP is collocated with AMTA 2016, hosted by the Association
for Machine Translation in the Americas, held from October 28 to November
1. Also in Austin, HCOMP 2016, the 4th AAAI Conference on Human Computation
and Crowdsourcing, will be held from October 30 to November 3.

We invite you to join us!


EMNLP2016 online registration will end on Oct 22nd. Onsite registration
will reopen on November 1st.
To register visit http://www.emnlp2016.net/registration.html


Tuesday, November 1
Morning sessions

T1: Practical Neural Networks for NLP: From Theory to Code
Chris Dyer, Yoav Goldberg and Graham Neubig

T2: Advanced Markov Logic Techniques for Scalable Joint Inference in NLP
Deepak Venugopal, Vibhav Gogate and Vincent Ng

T3: Lifelong Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing
Zhiyuan Chen and Bing Liu

Afternoon sessions

T4: Neural Networks for Sentiment Analysis
Yue Zhang and Duy Tin Vo

T5: Continuous Vector Spaces for Cross-language NLP Applications
Rafael E. Banchs

T6: Methods and Theories for Large-scale Structured Prediction
Xu Sun and Yansong Feng


The main conference will take place on November 2-4. The program is now
available at: http://www.emnlp2016.net/program/program.html.

We have a great line-up of invited talks:

Learning in extended and approximate Rational Speech Acts models
Christopher Potts, Stanford University

You Talking to Me? Speech-based and multimodal approaches for human versus
computer addressee detection
Andreas Stolcke, Microsoft Research

Learning Models of Language, Action and Perception for Human-Robot
Stefanie Tellex, Brown University



Tuesday, November 1

W1: 4th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Social
Lun-Wei and Cheng-Te

W2: 2nd Workshop on Computational Approaches to Linguistic Code Switching
Mona Diab, Pascale Fung, Julia Hirschberg, Thamar Solorio

Saturday, November 5

W3: 10th SSST Workshop on Syntax, Semantics and Structure in Statistical
Dekai Wu, Marine Carpuat, Khalil Sima'an

W4: Structured Prediction for Natural Language Processing
Kai-Wei Chang, Alexander Rush, Vivek Srikumar, Ming-Wei Chang

W5: NLP and Computational Social Science
Dirk Hovy, David Bamman, A. Seza Dogruoz, Jacob Eisenstein, David Jurgens,
Brendan O'Connor, Alice Oh, Oren Tsur, Svitlana Volkova

W6: 7th International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information
Cyril Grouin, Thierry Hamon, Aurélie Névéol, Pierre Zweigenbaum

W7: 2nd Workshop on Computing News Storylines
Tommaso Caselli, Ben Miller, Marieke van Erp, Piek Vossen and David Caswell

W8: Uphill Battles in Language Processing: Scaling early achievements to
robust methods
Annie Louis, Michael Roth, Bonnie Webber, Michael White, Luke Zettlemoyer

=== Organizing Committee ===

General Chair: Jian Su (Institute for Infocomm Research - I2R)

Program Co-chairs
Xavier Carreras (Xerox Research Centre Europe) and Kevin Duh (Johns Hopkins

Program committee:

Workshop Chairs
Annie Louis, University of Essex
Greg Kondrak, University of Alberta

Tutorial Chairs
Bison Yang, Carnegie Mellon University
Rebecca Hwa, University of Pittsburgh

Sponsorship Chairs
Michel Galley, Microsoft Research
Hang Li, Huawei Technologies (ISC Representative for EMNLP)

Publication Chairs
Siddharth Patwardhan, Apple
Daniele Pighin (Advisor), Google Inc.

Publicity Chair
Saif M. Mohammad, National Research Council Canada

Student Scholarship Chair and Student Volunteer Coordinator
Vincent Ng, University of Texas at Dallas

Handbook Chair
Swapna Somasundaran, Educational Testing Services

Website Chair
Jackie C.K. Cheung, McGill University

SIGDAT Liaison
Chris Callison-Burch, University of Pennsylvania

Local Arrangements Chair
Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL Business Manager

=== Contact ===
Program: programcha...@emnlp2016.net
Local Arrangements: lo...@emnlp2016.net
General: cont...@emnlp2016.net

Saif M. Mohammad
Senior Research Officer
National Research Council Canada
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