The North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL) provides a regional focus for members of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) in North America and also in Central and South America. We organize the annual NAACL conference, and we promote cooperation and information exchange among related scientific and professional societies, encourage and facilitate ACL membership and provide information on regional activities to the ACL.
The goal of the NAACL Emerging Regions fund is to assist the creation of a larger and more cohesive Computational Linguistics community in Latin America, and to enhance more regional interactions among students and researchers anywhere in the Americas. Deadline: 31 August 2014 (midnight PST) for events to take place between September 2014 and September 2015.
Minutes from the 2014 NAACL Board meeting have been posted.
NAACL 2015 dates have been announced: The conference will take place in Denver, Colorado, from May 31 to June 5, 2015 (submission deadline: December 4, 2014).
ACL 2015 will take place in Beijing in August.
NAACL is pleased to endorse the All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development’s Enabling Writers competition. This global competition seeks to spur the development of software solutions that allow authors to easily create and export texts in mother tongue languages to help early-grade students to read. (Deadline: October 1st, 2014)
For further information, see http://allchildrenreading.org/challenge/.