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ACL 2020 Announces Its 779 Accepted Papers

Organizers of the 58th annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) on Sunday announced the list of accepted papers for the world-leading natural language processing (NLP) conference.

Organizers of the 58th annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) on Sunday announced the list of accepted papers for the world-leading natural language processing (NLP) conference. A total of 779 papers (571 long papers and 208 short papers) made it out of 3,088 submissions, for an acceptance rate of 25.2 percent this year.

The list of papers accepted to the main conference includes many from renowned researchers:

  • Christopher D. Manning – Professor of Computer Science and Linguistics at Stanford University
    • Finding Universal Grammatical Relations in Multilingual BERT (Ethan A. Chi, John Hewitt, and Christopher D. Manning)
    • Optimizing the Factual Correctness of a Summary: A Study of Summarizing Radiology Reports (Yuhao Zhang, Derek Merck, Emily Bao Tsai, Christopher D. Manning, Curtis P. Langlotz)
    • Syn-QG: Syntactic and Shallow Semantic Rules for Question Generation (Kaustubh D. Dhole, Christopher D. Manning)
  • Yoshua Bengio – Turing Award Winner and MILA Scientific Director
    • Exploiting Syntactic Structure for Better Language Modeling: A Syntactic Distance Approach (Wenyu Du, Zhouhan Lin, Yikang Shen, Timothy J. O’Donnell, Yoshua Bengio, Yue Zhang)
  • Yoav Goldberg – Professor at Bar Ilan University
    • A Formal Hierarchy of RNN Architectures (William Merrill, Gail Weiss, Yoav Goldberg, Roy Schwartz, Noah A. Smith, Eran Yahav)
    • Null It Out: Guarding Protected Attributes by Iterative Nullspace Projection (Shauli Ravfogel, Yanai Elazar, Hila Gonen, Michael Twiton, Yoav Goldberg)
    • Simple, Interpretable and Stable Method for Detecting Words with Usage Change across Corpora (Hila Gonen, Ganesh Jawahar, Djamé Seddah, Yoav Goldberg)
    • Unsupervised Domain Clusters in Pretrained Language Models (Roee Aharoni and Yoav Goldberg)
    • A Two-Stage Masked LM Method for Term Set Expansion (Guy Kushilevitz, Shaul Markovitch, Yoav Goldberg)
    • Towards Faithfully Interpretable NLP Systems: How should we define and evaluate faithfulness? (Alon Jacovi and Yoav Goldberg)
  • Graham Neubig – Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University
    • Balancing Training for Multilingual Neural Machine Translation (Xinyi Wang, Yulia Tsvetkov, Graham Neubig)
    • Generalizing Natural Language Analysis through Span-relation Representations (Zhengbao Jiang, Wei Xu, Jun Araki, Graham Neubig)
    • Learning to Deceive with Attention-Based Explanations (Danish Pruthi, Mansi Gupta, Bhuwan Dhingra, Graham Neubig, Zachary C. Lipton)
    • Politeness Transfer: A Tag and Generate Approach (Aman Madaan, Amrith Setlur, Tanmay Parekh, Barnabas Poczos, Graham Neubig, Yiming Yang, Ruslan Salakhutdinov, Alan W Black, Shrimai Prabhumoye)
    • Predicting Performance for Natural Language Processing Tasks (Mengzhou Xia, Antonios Anastasopoulos, Ruochen Xu, Yiming Yang, Graham Neubig)
    • Should All Cross-Lingual Embeddings Speak English? (Antonios Anastasopoulos and Graham Neubig)
    • TaBERT: Pretraining for Joint Understanding of Textual and Tabular Data (Pengcheng Yin, Graham Neubig, Wen-tau Yih, Sebastian Riedel)
    • Weight Poisoning Attacks on Pretrained Models (Keita Kurita, Paul Michel and Graham Neubig)
    • Incorporating External Knowledge through Pre-training for Natural Language to Code Generation (Frank F. Xu, Zhengbao Jiang, Pengcheng Yin, Bogdan Vasilescu and Graham Neubig)
    • Soft Gazetteers for Low-Resource Named Entity Recognition (Shruti Rijhwani, Shuyan Zhou, Graham Neubig and Jaime Carbonell)

ACL 2020’s 3,088 paper submissions breaks last year’s record of 2,906 papers, which had almost doubled the 1,544 submissions for the 2018 conference.

Originally scheduled for Seattle, Washington, USA, due to the COVID-19 pandemic ACL 2020 will be a virtual conference held online from July 5 to 10. Registration will be available next week, and Synced will update readers as additional information becomes available.

Journalist: Fangyu Cai | Editor: Michael Sarazen

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