Association For Computational Linguistics

Association for Computational Linguistics
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Founded 1962
Type professional organization
Focus Computational linguistics / natural language processing
Origins Association for Machine Translation and Computational Linguistics
Area served
Method Conferences, publications

The 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.[1]

The ACL has a European (EACL)[2] and a North American (NAACL) chapter.[3]

The ACL journal, Computational Linguistics, is the primary forum for research on computational linguistics and natural language processing. Since 1988, the journal has been published for the ACL by MIT Press.[4][5]

Special Interest Groups

ACL has a large number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), focusing on specific areas of natural language processing. Some current SIGs within ACL are:[6]

SIG Description
SIGANN Linguistic Annotation
SIGBIOMED Biomedical Language Processing
SIGDAT Linguistic data and corpus-based approaches
SIGDIAL Dialogue Processing
SIGFSM Finite State Methods
SIGGEN Natural Language Generation
SIGHAN Chinese Language Processing
SIGHUM Language Technologies for the Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities
SIGLEX Lexicon: the umbrella organization for the SemEval semantic evaluations and SENSEVAL word-sense evaluations
SIGMT Machine Translation
SIGMOL Mathematics of Language
SIGMORPHON Computational Morphology and Phonology
SIGNLL Natural Language Learning
SIGPARSE Natural Language Parsing
SIGSEM Computational Semantics
SIGSEMITIC Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages
SIGSLAV NLP for Slavic Languages
SIGSLPAT Speech & Language Processing for Assistive Technologies
SIGWAC Web as Corpus


Each year the ACL elects a distinguished computational linguist who becomes vice-president of the organization in the next calendar year and president one year later. Recent ACL presidents are:[7]


  1. ^ "What is the ACL and what is Computational Linguistics? | ACL Member Portal". Retrieved .
  2. ^ "EACL Home". Retrieved .
  3. ^ Sarkar, Anoop. "NAACL: North American Chapter of the ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics)". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "List of Issues | Computational Linguistics | MIT Press Journals". Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Computational Linguistics". Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Special Interest Groups | ACL Member Portal". Retrieved .
  7. ^ "ACL Officers - Admin Wiki". Retrieved .

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