Nominations for ACL 2019 Best Paper Awards

We are delighted to announce the list of papers that have been nominated as candidates for ACL 2019 Best Paper Awards. Among the nominees, we have 28 main session papers (17 long and 11 short papers) and 4 demo papers. The awards will be announced during the conference closing session on Wednesday 31 July (17:50-18:20 at Cavaniglia).

There will be 8 awards in total:

  • The Best Long Paper
  • The Best Short Paper
  • The Best Demo Paper
  • 5 Outstanding Paper awards

The nominated papers are listed below in the order in which they are presented at the conference. We hope you will enjoy the presentations of these great papers, and we look forward to seeing you at the closing session!

Monday 29 July

ID: 1440 (long, poster 1A, M10:30-12:10)
Title: Detecting Concealed Information in Text and Speech
Authors: Shengli Hu

ID: 1502 (long, oral 1B, M11:10)
Title: AMR Parsing as Sequence-to-Graph Transduction.
Authors: Sheng Zhang, Xutai Ma, Kevin Duh and Benjamin Van Durme

ID: 837 (short, oral 1A, M11:30)
Title: Do Neural Dialog Systems Use the Conversation History Effectively? An Empirical Study.
Authors: Chinnadhurai Sankar, Sandeep Subramanian, Chris Pal, Sarath Chandar and Yoshua Bengio

ID: 671 (long, oral 2A, M13:50)
Title: Transferable Multi-Domain State Generator for Task-Oriented
Authors: Chien-Sheng Wu, Andrea Madotto, Ehsan Hosseini-Asl, Caiming Xiong, Richard Socher and Pascale Fung

Demo (demo session 1, M13:50-15.30)
Title: GLTR: Statistical Detection and Visualization of Generated Text
Authors: Sebastian Gehrmann, Hendrik Strobelt and Alexander Rush

Demo (demo session 1, M13:50-15.30)
Title: Texar: A Modularized, Versatile, and Extensible Toolkit for Text Generation
Authors: Zhiting Hu, Haoran Shi, Bowen Tan, Wentao Wang, Zichao Yang, Tiancheng Zhao, Junxian He, Lianhui Qin, Di Wang, Xuezhe Ma, Zhengzhong Liu, Xiaodan Liang, Wanrong Zhu, Devendra Sachan and Eric Xing

ID: 1658 (long, oral 2E, M14:50)
Title: A Simple Theoretical Model of Importance for Summarization
Authors: Maxime Peyrard

ID: 2714 (long, oral 2D, M14:50)
Title: Emotion-Cause Pair Extraction: A New Task to Emotion Analysis in Texts.
Authors: Rui Xia and Zixiang Ding

ID: 203 (long, oral 2A, M15:10)
Title: OpenDialKG: Explainable Conversational Reasoning with Attention-based Walks over Knowledge Graphs.
Authors: Seungwhan Moon, Pararth Shah, Anuj Kumar and Rajen Subba

ID: 861 (long, oral 3E, M16:00)
Title: Visually Grounded Neural Syntax Acquisition
Authors: Haoyue Shi, Jiayuan Mao, Kevin Gimpel and Karen Livescu

ID: 1213 (long, oral 3D, M16:20)
Title: Neural Fuzzy Repair: Integrating Fuzzy Matches into Neural Machine Translation.
Authors: Bram Bulte and Arda Tezcan

ID: 1505 (long, oral 3F, M16:40)
Title: Boosting Entity Linking Performance by Leveraging Unlabeled Documents.
Authors: Phong Le and Ivan Titov

ID: 525 (long, oral 3C, M16:40)
Title: Meaning to Form: Measuring Systematicity as Information.
Authors: Tiago Pimentel, Arya D. McCarthy, Damian Blasi, Brian Roark and Ryan Cotterell

ID: 700 (short, oral 3A, M17:13)
Title: The Risk of Racial Bias in Hate Speech Detection
Authors: Maarten Sap, Dallas Card, Saadia Gabriel, Yejin Choi and Noah A. Smith

ID: 2100 (short, oral 3A, M17:26)
Title: Evaluating Gender Bias in Machine Translation.
Authors: Gabriel Stanovsky, Noah A. Smith and Luke Zettlemoyer

Tuesday 30 July

ID: 2648 (short, oral 4C, T11:30)
Title: We need to talk about standard splits
Authors: Kyle Gorman and Steven Bedrick

ID: 2017 (long, oral 5C, T14:30)
Title: Scalable Syntax-Aware Language Models Using Knowledge Distillation.
Authors: Adhiguna Kuncoro, Chris Dyer, Laura Rimell, Stephen Clark and Phil Blunsom

ID: 733 (short, oral 5C, T14:50)
Title: An Imitation Learning Approach to Unsupervised Parsing.
Authors: Bowen Li, Lili Mou, Frank Keller

ID: 1439 (long, oral 5B, T14:50)
Title: Zero-Shot Entity Linking by Reading Entity Descriptions
Authors: Lajanugen Logeswaran, Ming-Wei Chang, Kenton Lee, Kristina Toutanova, Jacob Devlin and Honglak Lee

ID: 2366 (long, oral 5A, T14:50)
Title: Decomposable Neural Paraphrase Generation
Authors: Zichao Li, Xin Jiang, Lifeng Shang and Qun Liu

ID: 2337 (short, oral 5E, T15:16)
Title: Improving Visual Question Answering by Referring to Generated Paragraph Captions.
Authors: Hyounghun Kim and Mohit Bansal

Wednesday 31 July

ID: 799 (long, oral 6D, W10:30)
Title: Robust Neural Machine Translation with Doubly Adversarial Inputs.
Authors: Yong Cheng, Lu Jiang and Wolfgang Macherey

ID 1637 (long, oral 6D, W10:50)
Title: Bridging the Gap between Training and Inference for Neural Machine Translation.
Authors: Wen Zhang, Yang Feng, Fandong Meng, Di You and Qun Liu

ID: 2247 (short, oral 6C, W11:30)
Title: Towards Near-imperceptible Steganographic Text
Authors: Falcon Dai and Zheng Cai

ID: 724 (short, oral 6A, W11:43)
Title: Do you know that Florence is packed with visitors? Evaluating state-of-the-art models of speaker commitment.
Authors: Nanjiang Jiang and Marie-Catherine de Marneffe

Demo (demo session 3, W13:50-15.30)
Title: OpenKiwi: An Open Source Framework for Quality Estimation
Authors: Fabio Kepler, Jonay Trenous, Marcos Treviso, Miguel Vera and André F. T. Martins

Demo (demo session 3, W13:50-15.30)
Title: ConvLab: Multi-Domain End-to-End Dialog System Platform
Authors: Sungjin Lee, Qi Zhu, Ryuichi Takanobu, Zheng Zhang, Yaoqin Zhang, Xiang Li, Jinchao Li, Baolin Peng, Xiujun Li, Minlie Huang and Jianfeng Gao

ID: 1473 (short, oral 7E, W14:50)
Title: Studying Summarization Evaluation Metrics in the Appropriate Scoring Range
Author: Maxime Peyrard

ID: 2573 (short, oral 7C, W15:16)
Title: Bilingual Lexicon Induction through Unsupervised Machine Translation.
Authors: Mikel Artetxe, Gorka Labaka and Eneko Agirre

ID: 1441 (long, oral 8B, W16:00)
Title: Zero-shot Word Sense Disambiguation using Sense Definition Embeddings
Authors: Sawan Kumar, Sharmistha Jat, Karan Saxena and Partha Talukdar

ID: 2577 (long, oral 8A, W17:00)
Title: Persuasion for Good: Towards a Personalized Persuasive Dialogue System for Social Good.
Authors: Xuewei Wang, Weiyan Shi, Richard Kim, Yoojung Oh, Sijia Yang, Jingwen Zhang and Zhou Yu

ID: 1340 (short, oral 8C, W17:13 )
Title: Corpus-based Check-up for Thesaurus
Author: Natalia Loukachevitch