Association for Computational Linguistics ( ACL) is the international scientific and professional society for people working on problems involving natural language and computation. An annual meeting is held each summer in locations where significant computational linguistics research is carried out. It was founded in 1962, originally named the Association for Machine Translation and Computational Linguistics ( AMTCL). It became the ACL in 1968.
The ACL has a
European ( EACL) and a North American ( NAACL) chapter.
The ACL journal,
, is the primary forum for research on computational linguistics and Computational Linguistics natural language processing. Since 1988, the journal has been published for the ACL by MIT Press.
The ACL book series,
, is published by Studies in Natural Language Processing Cambridge University Press.
Each year ACL and its chapters organize international conferences in different countries. ACL 2013 was held in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Special Interest Groups [ edit ]
ACL has a large number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), focusing on specific areas of natural language processing. Some current SIGs within ACL are:
SIGBIOMED Linguistic data and corpus-based approaches:
SIGDAT Dialogue Processing:
SIGFSM Natural Language Generation:
SIGGEN Chinese Language Processing:
SIGHAN Language Technologies for the Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities: SIGHUM
SIGLEX (SIGLEX is the umbrella organization for the SemEval semantic evaluations and SENSEVAL word-sense evaluation exercises.) Mathematics of Language:
SIGMOL Machine Translation:
SIGMT Natural Language Learning:
SIGNLL Natural Language Parsing:
SIGPARSE Computational Morphology and Phonology:
SIGMORPHON Computational Semantics:
SIGSEM Speech & Language Processing for Assistive Technologies:
SIGSLPAT Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages:
SEMITIC Web as Corpus
External links [ edit ]