Tutorials & Workshops : October 31 & November 1
Main Conference : November 2 – November 4

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September 20, 2018. The following have been chosen as the best papers by the program co-chairs. Congratulations to the authors!

Best Short Paper: How Much Reading Does Reading Comprehension Require? A Critical Investigation of Popular Benchmarks. Divyansh Kaushik and Zachary C. Lipton
Best Resource Paper: MultiWOZ - A Large-Scale Multi-Domain Wizard-of-Oz Dataset for Task-Oriented Dialogue Modelling. Paweł Budzianowski, Tsung-Hsien Wen, Bo-Hsiang Tseng, Iñigo Casanueva, Stefan Ultes, Osman Ramadan and Milica Gasic
Best Long Paper 1: Linguistically-Informed Self-Attention for Semantic Role Labeling. Emma Strubell, Patrick Verga, Daniel Andor, David Weiss and Andrew McCallum
Best Long Paper 2: Phrase-Based & Neural Unsupervised Machine Translation. Guillaume Lample, Myle Ott, Alexis Conneau, Ludovic Denoyer and Marc’Aurelio Ranzato

September 19, 2018. A draft version of the conference schedule is now available.

September 7, 2018. Reminder: If you need an invitation letter to obtain a visa or for other purposes, please see the instructions at the bottom of our Participants page.


SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP, invites you to participate in the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) in Brussels, Belgium. EMNLP 2018 will be held at the Square Meeting Center in Brussels from October 31st through November 4th, 2018.

Important Dates

Last updated: June 7, 2018.
Anonymity period begins Sunday April 22, 2018
Submissions due (long & short) Tuesday May 22, 2018
Submissions due (demos) Friday June 1, 2018
Author response period starts Monday July 9, 2018
Author responses due Friday July 13, 2018
Notification of acceptance Friday August 10, 2018
Final versions of papers due Monday August 27, 2018
Travel scholarships, student volunteer, and childcare grant applications due Monday September 10, 2018
Early Registration Deadline Monday September 24, 2018
Workshops & tutorials Wednesday – Thursday October 31 – November 1, 2018
Main conference Friday – Sunday November 2 – November 4, 2018
Note: All deadlines are calculated at 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Savings Time (UTC -7h).

EMNLP 2018 Anti-Harassment Policy

EMNLP 2018 adheres to the ACL Anti-Harassment Policy. Any participant who experiences harassment or hostile behavior may contact any current member of the ACL Executive Committee or contact Priscilla Rasmussen, who is usually available at the registration desk of the conference. Please be assured that if you approach us, your concerns will be kept in strict confidence, and we will consult with you on any actions taken.