Best Paper Awards

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We have an excellent set of best paper awards at NAACL this year. Candidate papers were nominated by reviewers, using the review form, by Program Chairs and/or Area Chairs. A Best Paper Committee then reviewed all candidate papers. Here are the winners:

Best Thematic Paper
What’s in a Name? Reducing Bias in Bios Without Access to Protected Attributes
Alexey Romanov, Maria De-Arteaga, Hanna Wallach, Jennifer Chayes, Christian Borgs, Alexandra Chouldechova, Sahin Geyik, Krishnaram Kenthapadi, Anna Rumshisky and Adam Kalai

Best Explainable NLP Paper
CNM: An Interpretable Complex-valued Network for Matching
Qiuchi Li, Benyou Wang and Massimo Melucci

Best Long Paper
BERT: Pre-training of Deep Bidirectional Transformers for Language Understanding
Jacob Devlin, Ming-Wei Chang, Kenton Lee and Kristina Toutanova

Best Short Paper
Probing the Need for Visual Context in Multimodal Machine Translation
Ozan Caglayan, Pranava Madhyastha, Lucia Specia and Loïc Barrault

Best Resource Paper
CommonsenseQA: A Question Answering Challenge Targeting Commonsense Knowledge
Alon Talmor, Jonathan Herzig, Nicholas Lourie and Jonathan Berant

We want to thank the members of our diligent Best Paper Committee who helped us in selecting these outstanding papers:

  • Źeljko Agić
  • Isabelle Augenstein
  • Ebrahim Bagheri
  • Christos Christodoulopoulos
  • Gerard de Melo
  • Anna Feldman
  • Zornitsa Kozareva
  • Saif Mohammad
  • Alessandro Moschitti
  • Preslav Nakov
  • Anna Rumshisky
  • Agata Savary
  • Avi Sil
  • Chenhao Tan
  • Emily Prud’hommeaux

Congratulations to the authors of these papers!

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