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Joint conference of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and
the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing

Mentoring Service

ACL is providing a mentoring (coaching) service for authors from regions of the world where English is less emphasized as a language of scientific exchange. Many authors from these regions, although able to read the scientific literature in English, have little or no experience in writing papers in English for conferences such as the ACL meetings. The service will be arranged as follows. A set of potential mentors will be identified by Mentoring Service Chairs Ng,  Hwee Tou (NUS, Singapore) and Reeder, Florence (Mitre, USA), who will organize this service for ACL-IJCNLP 2009. If you would like to take advantage of the service, please upload your paper in PDF format by January 14, 2009 for long papers and March 18 2009 for short papers using the paper submission software for mentoring service available at:

An appropriate mentor will be assigned to your paper and the mentor will get back to you by February 8 for long papers or April 12 for short papers, at least 2 weeks before the deadline for the submission to the ACL-IJCNLP 2009 program committee.

Please note that this service is for the benefit of the authors as described above. It is not a general mentoring service for authors to improve the technical content of their papers.

If you have any questions about this service please feel free to send a message to Ng, Hwee Tou ( or Reeder, Florence (

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