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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

Paper Format

Formatting Instructions for Authors

All submissions must conform to the official ACL-IJCNLP 2009 style guidelines and they must be electronic in PDF.

Full paper submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL-IJCNLP 2009 proceedings without exceeding eight (8) pages of content plus one extra page for references.

Short paper submissions should also follow the two-column format of ACL-IJCNLP 2009 proceedings, and should not exceed four (4) pages, including references. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word Style files tailored for this year's conference as follows:

ACL-IJCNLP 2009 style files
Latex Word
acl-ijcnlp2009.tex acl-ijcnlp2009.doc
acl-ijcnlp2009.pdf acl-ijcnlp2009.pdf
All Latex styles in one zip file All Word styles in one zip file

Blind Review Policy

As the reviewing will be blind, the paper must not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...". Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

Title and Author Names Registered to the Submission System

Author names and author information should not appear in the submitted PDF version for blind review.

When author names are registered to the electronical submission system (and the final camera-ready copy), they should not be formatted in all capitals (e.g., use "Schlangen" not "SCHLANGEN"). Furthermore, the first name should be
given first (i.e., use "Alfred V. Aho" instead of "Aho, Alfred V." or "Aho, A. V.").

Do not format title and section headings in all capitals as well except for proper names (such as "BLEU") that are conventionally in all capitals.

Title and Author Names for Camera-Ready Copy

The title, author names and addresses in the final camera-ready copy should be completely identical to those entered to the electronical paper submission website in order to maintain the consistency of author information among all publications of the conference.

Contact Publication Chairs for Publication Questions
  • Chang, Jing-Shin (National Chi Nan University, Taiwan; jshin[at]
  • Barzilay, Regina (MIT, USA; regina[at]


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