I’m writing to you as the ACL Anthology current editor in this post.
Every conference, we as authors put so much effort in doing their research and work hard towards communicating their findings through well-written, peer reviewed papers. Our community has further increased its impact, by making much of its corpora, datasets and software available to the public. We go even farther by video taping. Our oral presentations and (eventually) making these also publicly available. These are all great, and archived in the Anthology* but there is a gap that I’d like your help to close.
We take great effort in crafting our presentations and posters, refining them to distill the pith of work. These vehicles form a key vehicle to communicate our work to our peers — as evidenced by the pitter of smartphone cameras that ‘clip’ slides during poster and oral presentations — but they are often haphazardly archived at best, not collected systematically.
Why not make your work in creating your posters and oral presentations go a bit further? The ACL Anthology accepts post-publication materials such as posters and presentation slides for archiving. Put it on your checklist to send us a .PDF of your presentation slides or poster**, by including a URL or an attachment and sending it with your paper’s ACL Anthology ID to help as associate it with the proper paper or by clicking here.
To demonstrate the utility of such work, we have archived the opening remarks, Joakim’s presidential address, as well as Noah’s and Mirella’s invited talks here for your viewing pleasure. These are all CC BY 4.0, so you can use them in your own materials as long as you attribute the source from the original authors. Of course, do send the authors a thank you note too if you do use them; we all know how much time it takes to craft a master presentation.
ACL 2017 Opening Address
Chris Calliston Burch, Min-Yen Kan & Regina Barzilay
ACL 2017 Presidential Address
Invited Talk: Squashing Computational Linguistics
Noah A Smith
Invited Talk: Translating from Multiple Modalities to Text and Back
ACL Anthology Editor
P.S. : Did you know you can also facet your ACL Anthology search by those aspects? See here to search for all papers that have a dataset, software, or a presentation as an attachment, among others. You can also further search within results for those papers that match your additional criteria.
* software, datasets, errata, revisions, general attachments and/or links to these resources can be archived in the ACL Anthology.
** do please clear them of copyrighted materials and properly attribute publicly available images.