Welcome to ACL-08: HLT!

ACL-08: HLT takes place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Columbus, Ohio. It combines the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) with the Human Language Technology Conference (HLT) of the North American Chapter of the ACL. The conference covers a broad spectrum of disciplines working towards enabling intelligent systems to interact with humans using natural language, and towards enhancing human-human communication through services such as speech recognition, automatic translation, information retrieval, text summarization, and information extraction.

The ACL is proud to present invited talks by Marc Swerts of Tilburg University and Susan Dumais of Microsoft Research.

June 15, 2008 Conference Tutorials
June 16-18, 2008 Main Conference
June 19-20, 2008 Conference Workshops

ACL-08: HLT Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the following institutions for their generous sponsorship of this year's conference:



General Conference Chair:

Kathleen McKeown (Columbia University)

Program Co-Chairs:

Johanna D. Moore (University of Edinburgh)
Simone Teufel (Cambridge University)
James Allan(University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Sadaoki Furui (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Workshop:

Ming Zhou (Microsoft Research China)

Tutorials:

Ani Nenkova (Univ of Pennsylvania, USA)
Marilyn Walker (Univ of Sheffield, UK)
Eugene Agichtein (Emory University, USA)

Demos:

Jimmy Lin (University of Maryland)

Student Co-Chairs:

Faculty rep: Jan Wiebe (University of Pittsburgh)
Student NL: Wolfgang Maier (U of Tubingen, Germany)
Student Speech: Ebru Arisoy (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Student IR: Keisuke Inoue (Syracuse University, USA)

Local Arrangements:

Chris Brew
Donna Byron
Eric Fosler-Lussier
Detmar Meurers
Michael White
DJ Hovermale (Webmaster)