2011Q3 Reports: SIGHAN

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The SIGHAN officers serve from August 1, 2009 until July 31, 2011. The current board consists of:

  • Chair -- Dan JURAFSKY (Stanford University)
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect -- Hsin-hsi CHEN (National Taiwan University)
  • Treasurer -- SUN Maosong (Tsinghua University)
  • Secretary/Web Master -- Gina-Anne LEVOW University of Manchester, UK


The main action for the SIGHAN community last year was the creation of the "First CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing (CLP2010) <http://www.cipsc.org.cn/clp2010/index.htm>. This conference was held jointly with CIPS, the Chinese Information Processing Society of China, the main association for Natural Language Processing in China. The conference was held on August 28-29, 2010, immediately following (and in the same venue as) COLING 2010. The conference had bakeoffs on word segmentation, parsing, personal name disambiguation, and word sense induction. The general chairs were Sun, Le, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Chen, Keh-Jiann, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica.


We are now preparing for the SIGHAN election, to take place this summer. The nominating committee is chaired by outgoing SIGHAN chair Dan Jurafsky, and will be presenting a slate of nominations and then further nominations will be opened up to the entire membership. Hsin-hsi Chen is the Chair-Elect, but all the other officer positions are up for election.