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The 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for
Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies

Montréal, (Québec), Canada
June 3-8, 2012

*** Submission Deadline for both long and short papers: January 6,  
2012 ***

NAACL is pleased to announce the North American Chapter of the  
Association for
Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT) 2012
conference ( The conference covers a broad
spectrum of disciplines working towards enabling intelligent systems to
interact with humans using natural language, and towards enhancing  
communication through services such as speech recognition, automatic  
information retrieval, text summarization, and information extraction.
NAACL HLT 2012 will feature long papers, short papers, demonstrations,
and a doctoral consortium, as well as associated tutorials and  

The conference invites the submission of long and short papers on  
original, and unpublished research in all aspects of automated  
language processing.
The short paper format may also be appropriate for a small, focused  
a work in progress, a negative result, an opinion piece or an  
application nugget.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

*Phonology and Morphology, Word Segmentation
*Syntactic Tagging and Chunking
*Syntax and Parsing
*Discourse, Dialogue, and Pragmatics
*Summarization and Generation
*Machine Learning for Language Processing: theory, methods and  
*Machine Translation
*Information Retrieval and Question Answering
*Information Extraction
*Spoken Language Processing (e.g., Spoken Term Detection, Analysis,  
Recognition, Synthesis, Understanding, Dialogue Systems)
*End-to-end Language Processing Systems
*Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
*Document Categorization / Topic Clustering
*Social Media Analysis and Processing
*Language Resources, Novel Evaluation Methods


Long papers: NAACL HLT 2012 submissions must describe substantial,  
completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete  
evaluation and
analysis should be included. The long paper deadline is January 6, 2012
by 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8). Submissions will be judged on
appropriateness, clarity, originality/innovativeness, correctness/ 
meaningful comparison, thoroughness, significance, contributions to  
resources, and replicability. Each submission will be reviewed by at  
three program committee members. Long papers may consist of up to  
eight (8) pages
of content, plus two extra pages for references; final versions should  
take into
account reviewers' comments. Papers will be presented orally or as a  
presentation as determined by the program committee. The decisions as  
to which
papers will be presented orally and which as poster presentations will  
be based on
the nature rather than on the quality of the work. There will be no  
distinction in
the proceedings between long papers presented orally and those  
presented as
poster presentations.

Short papers: NAACL HLT 2012 also solicits short papers. Short paper  
must describe original and unpublished work. The short paper deadline  
this year
is also January 6, 2012 by 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8).
Characteristics of past short papers include:

	- A small, focused contribution
	- Work in progress
	- A negative result
	- An opinion piece
	- An interesting application nugget

Short papers will be presented in one or more oral or poster sessions,  
and will be given four (4) pages including references in the  
proceedings. While short papers will be distinguished from long papers  
in the proceedings, there will be no distinction in the proceedings  
between short papers presented orally and those presented as poster  
presentations. Each short paper submission will be reviewed by at  
least two program committee members.

Submission Deadline:

The deadline for both long and short papers is January 6, 2012 by  
11:59PM Pacific
Standard Time (GMT-8).

Electronic Submission:

Submission is electronic using the Softconf submission software at


Long paper submissions should follow the two-column format of NAACL  
HLT 2012
proceedings without exceeding eight (8) pages of content plus two  
extra pages
for references. Short paper submissions should also follow the two- 
column format
of NAACL HLT 2012 proceedings, and should not exceed four (4) pages  
references. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or  
Word style files tailored for this year's conference. Submissions must  
to the official style guidelines, which are contained in the style  
files, and
they must be electronic in PDF.

All submissions must be electronic in PDF and must follow the two- 
column format
of ACL proceedings. Authors are strongly recommended to use the style  
files provided
here. It is very important to specify US Letter format. The maximum  
length of a
manuscript is eight (8) pages of content and one (1) additional page  
of references
for long papers, four (4) pages for short papers. These page limits  
must be
strictly observed. All camera-ready manuscripts should look like the  
sample PDF
file below, which also contains detailed formatting requirements.

As the reviewing will be blind, the paper must not include the  
authors' names and
affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's  
e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..." must be avoided.  
Instead, use
citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..." Papers  
that do not
conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. In  
please do not post your submissions on the web until after the review  
process is

Multiple-submission policy:

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or  
must indicate this at submission time. Authors of papers accepted for  
at NAACL HLT 2012 must notify the program chairs by March 28, 2012 as  
to whether
the paper will be presented. All accepted papers must be presented at  
the conference
to appear in the proceedings. We will not accept for publication or  
papers that overlap significantly in content or results with papers  
that will be
(or have been) published elsewhere.

Authors submitting more than one paper to NAACL HLT must ensure that  
do not overlap significantly (> 50%) with each other in content or  
Authors should not submit short and long versions of papers with  
overlap in their original contributions.

Important Dates

Deadline for BOTH Long and Short paper submission: Friday, January 6,  
Author response period: February 22-25, 2012
Notification to Authors: Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Final, camera-ready papers due: Monday, April 9, 2012

Please DO NOT submit the same paper in long and short paper form.

Program Co-Chairs

Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T
Eric Fosler-Lussier, The Ohio State University
Ellen Riloff, University of Utah
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