Industry track: In its second year

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NAACL-HLT 2019 once again features the Industry Track that was started last year. The goal of the industry track is to provide a forum for researchers, engineers and application developers to exchange ideas, share results and discuss use cases of successful deployment of language technologies in real-world settings.

Industry track program

This year, the industry track program consists of three paper presentation sessions (two oral and one poster session) as well as a plenary panel discussion on Careers in NLP:

We invite all NAACL participants to attend the Industry Track sessions to meet new faces, to find out what works and what doesn’t in real-life applications, and to learn about the problems you never knew existed: may be you will be the one to solve these!

Industry track in numbers

  • 18% increase in submissions
  • A remarkable increase in papers that were co-authored by researchers in academia and industry labs: 48 submitted papers fell into this category (48% vs. 29% in 2018)
  • Acceptance rate: 28%
  • For 22 out of 28 accepted papers more than 2 reviewers indicated that the paper highlights the need for industry track

Program committee

Last but not least we want to recognize and thank the program committee for generously volunteering their time to provide feedback to all authors and help us put together this year’s industry track program:

Nitin Agarwal, Sachin Agarwal, Hua Ai, Alan Akbik, Miguel Ballesteros, Nikoletta Basiou, Frederic Bechet, Trung Bui, Donna Byron, Vitor Carvalho, Francisco Casacuberta, Praveen Chandar, Sourish Chaudhuri, Ciprian Chelba, Wei Chen, John Chen, Laura Chiticariu, Justin Chiu, Brooke Cowan, Deborah Dahl, Lingjia Deng, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, Matthew Dunn, Keelan Evanini, Oliver Ferschke, Michael Flor, Rashmi Gangadharaiah, Anna Lisa Gentile, Rahul Goel, Anuj Goyal, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Sanjika Hewavitharana, Derrick Higgins, Lynette Hirschman, Yufang Hou, Javid Huseynov, Rahul Jha, Mahesh Joshi, Adi Kalyanpur, Kartikay Khandelwal, Saurabh Khanwalkar, Doo Soon Kim, Sun Kim, Jared Kramer, Sanjeev Kumar, Gakuto Kurata, Constantine Lignos, Bing Liu, Alexander Loeser, Xiaoqiang Luo, Nitin Madnani, Arindam Mandal, Yuji Matsumoto, Florian Metze, Lisa Michaud, Isabelle Moulinier, Matthew Mulholland, Udhyakumar Nallasamy, Elnaz Nouri, Mari Olsen, Stefano Pacifico, Aasish Pappu, Youngja Park, Ioannis Partalas, Siddharth Patwardhan, Alexandros Potamianos, John Prager, Rashmi Prasad, Long Qin, Elio Querze, Owen Rambow, Meghana Ravikumar, Sravana Reddy, Ehud Reiter, Steve Renals, Giuseppe Riccardi, Brian Riordan, Salim Roukos, Nicholas Ruiz, Alicia Sagae, Avneesh Saluja, Stefan Scherer, Frank Schilder, Frank Seide, Ethan Selfridge, Rushin Shah, Michal Shmueli-Scheuer, Sunayana Sitaram, Kazoo Sone, Biplav Srivastava, Svetlana Stoyanchev, David Suendermann-Oeft, Isabel Trancoso, Keith Trnka, Ling Tsou, Gokhan Tur, Ngoc Phuoc An Vo, Xinhao Wang, Yi-Chia Wang, Jason D Williams.

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