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EMNLP 2014: Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

Start Date/Time:
25/10/2014 Download ICS File
End Date/Time:
Marriott Marquis, Doha, Qatar

QCRI is the local host for EMNLP 2014. EMNLP is organized by SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics special interest group for linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to natural language processing.

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EMNLP 2014: Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
                  October 25–29, 2014 — Doha, Qatar
                        Final Call for PARTICIPATION

SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics' special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP, invites participation to EMNLP 2014, the 19th conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing.

The conference will be held on October 25–29, 2014, in Doha, Qatar. The conference will consist of three days of full paper presentations with two days of workshops and tutorials.

Conference URL: For information about Doha and Qatar, and an up-to-date FAQ go to

Please join us for an exciting conference in Doha, Qatar!


 EMNLP 2014 will host two world-class invited speakers for the keynote talks:

  • IBM Cognitive Computing - An NLP Renaissance!:     Salim Roukos, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
  • Learning from Rational Behavior:     Thorsten Joachims, Cornell University

More details at:


For the first time, EMNLP 2014 will have tutorials. The following eight tutorials have been accepted and will be presented during October 25 and 29, 2014:

  • Sentiment Analysis of Social Media Texts --- Saif M. Mohammad and Xiaodan Zhu
  • Spectral Learning Techniques for Weighted Automata, Transducers, and Grammars --- Borja Balle, Ariadna Quattoni and Xavier Carreras
  • Semantic Parsing with Combinatory Categorial Grammars --- Yoav Artzi, Nicholas FitzGerald and Luke Zettlemoyer
  • Linear Programming Decoders in Natural Language Processing: From Integer Programming to Message Passing and Dual Decomposition --- André F. T. Martins
  • Syntax-Based Statistical Machine Translation --- Philip Williams and Philipp Koehn
  • Embedding Methods for Natural Language Processing --- Antoine Bordes and Jason Weston
  • Natural Language Processing of Arabic and its Dialects --- Mona Diab and Nizar Habash
  • Text Quantification --- Fabrizio Sebastiani

See for more details.


EMNLP 2014 will host the following 6 one-day workshops, which will take place during October 25 and 29, 2014:

  • Arabic NLP — Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop --- Nizar Habash, Stephan Vogel, Kareem Darwish, Behrang Mohit, Nadi Tomeh, Wajdi Zaghouani
  • TextGraphs-9 — Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing --- V.G.Vinod Vydiswaran, Amarnag Subramanya, Gabor Melli, Irina Matveeva
  • CodeSwitch — Computational Approaches to Linguistic Code Switching --- Mona Diab, Pascale Fung, Julia Hirschberg, Thamar Solorio
  • SSST-8 — Eighth Workshop on Syntax, Semantics and Structure in Statistical Translation --- Dekai Wu, Marine Carpuat, Xavier Carreras, Eva Maria Vecchi
  • MOOC — Modeling Large Scale Social Interaction in Massively Open Online Courses --- Carolyn Penstein Rosé, George Siemens
  • LT4CloseLang — Language Technology for Closely-Related Languages and Language Variants --- Preslav Nakov, Petya Osenova, Cristina Vertan

See for more details.

IMPORTANT NOTE: if registered for 5 days, participants will be free to attend any tutorials and workshops during the two days (October 25 and 29), allowing as many changes as desired.


Registration is available on-line:

To check on the requirements and procedures for visas, conference hotels at special rates, and general and touristic information about the venue and Qatar, please visit the conference website:

Organizing EMNLP 2014

General Chair
   Alessandro Moschitti, Qatar Computing Research Institute

Program Co-Chairs
   Bo Pang, Google
   Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp

Workshops Co-Chairs
   Enrique Alfonseca, Google Research at Zurich
   Eric Gaussier, Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I)

Tutorial Co-Chairs
   Lucia, Specia University of Sheffield
   Xavier, Carreras Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Publication Chair
   Yuval Marton, Microsoft Corporation

Sponsorship Co-Chairs
   Jochen Leidner, Thomson Reuters
   Veselin Stoyanov, Facebook
   Min Zhang, Soochow University, China

Publicity Co-Chairs
   Mona Diab, George Washington University
   Irina Matveeva, NexLP - Chicago

Student Scholarship Co-Chairs
   Katrin Erk, University of Texas at Austin
   Sebastian Padó, University of Stuttgart

Local Co-Chairs:
   Kareem Darwish, Qatar Computing Research Institute
   Kemal Oflazer, Carnegie Mellon University – Qatar

Local Sponsorship Chair:
   Francisco Guzman, Qatar Computing Research Institute


For more information, visit the website.

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