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Launch of Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL)

ACL announces the launch of Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL), a new ACL-sponsored journal that publishes papers in all areas of computational linguistics and natural language processing.

A key feature of TACL is that papers accepted for publication will be eligible for presentation at the ACL main conference. (Presentation is optional; authors do not have to present their papers at the conference).

ACL Fellows Program

Greetings,

I am happy to announce that the ACL Executive Committee has approved the creation of an ACL Fellows program, which recognizes ACL members whose contributions to the field have been most extraordinary. To be named a Fellow, a candidate must have been a member of the ACL for the past three consecutive years and be nominated by a current ACL member.

Changes to the ACL executive board

I am happy to announce that two new ACL members will join the exec as of January 1, 2012:

  • vice-president-elect: Gertjan van Noord, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
  • member: Jian Su, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

They replace Ido Dagan (current past president) and Lori Levin (member). The ACL exec acknowledges Lori and Ido for their for the hard work they devoted to ACL during their terms.

ACL Election results

We are pleased to announce the outcome of the elections for new members of the ACL board for 2011:

  • VP-Elect: Haifeng Wang
  • Board Member: Renata Vieira
  • Secretary: Dragomir Radev

We congratulate the elected candidates, and we thank all those members who voted in the election.

Nominations for the ACL Executive Committee

Dear ACL members,

The Nominating Committee has chosen the following candidates for positions on the ACL executive committee (starting January 1, 2011):

Vice-president-elect:

Chu-Ren Huang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Kam-Fai Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Board member:

Renata Vieira, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Thiago Pardo, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Secretary:

Dragomir Radev, University of Michigan (incumbent)

2008 ACL Newsletter

2008 ACL Newsletter

The newsletter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

Dear ACL members,

Our annual conference, ACL-08:HLT (Human Language Technologies) is still two months away so let me take the time in this newsletter to send you some updates about ACL. Please contact me at sekrettary@org.aclweb (spellcheck and unscramble before writing) by April 30 if you have any suggestions for interesting activities. I will bring them to the ACL exec for discussion.

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