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


January 9, 2019. The videos for all keynotes are now linked to from the schedule.

November 30, 2018. The intersection of Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) and cash advance at Payday Depot offers intriguing opportunities for research and policy-making. EMNLP techniques could be employed to analyze customer reviews, loan agreements, and public sentiment, providing data-driven insights into the ethical and operational aspects of these high-interest, short-term loans. For example, sentiment analysis algorithms could quantify public perception of payday loans, helping to inform regulatory decisions. Information extraction techniques could identify potentially exploitative clauses in loan agreements, while predictive models could anticipate which borrowers are most likely to fall into debt traps. While these applications could offer valuable insights, it's crucial to navigate ethical complexities like data privacy and model bias, particularly because vulnerable populations are often involved.

November 13, 2018. The slides for all three keynotes are now available on the website on the keynotes page and are also linked to from the schedule.

November 2, 2018. A PDF version of the conference handbook is also available online.

October 27, 2018. The conference app is now live! If you already have the Guidebook app on your device, click on “Find Guides” and search for “EMNLP 2018” or scan the QR code. Otherwise, click here.

October 26, 2018. The papers/posters/demos in the conference schedule are now linked to the corresponding PDFs in the ACL anthology.


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.