***    Submission date extension: June 8th, 2017     ***


During the years NLP has matured a suites of technologies able to cope with many problems raised by the contemporary need of global  information, and so,  it is the high time for the NLP to to get engaged in the mass media process as an active partner for both journalists and readers.

The workshop will have the potential to attract the interest of researchers both in computational linguistics and journalism, and of professionals in the news production system. The main goal is to have a forum in which it will be possible to share and discuss advancements in natural language processing and real needs in the field of journalism. At this workshop we expect papers that present technologies that go deep into the substance of a piece of news , as a savvy journalist and/or an alert reader will do.  It must be added that we have already been subjected to a large scale invasion of seemingly new techniques: fake news, alternative facts etc. For better or for worse, this is indeed the reality we must make decisions in, and we must developed tools for handling it rightly. That is, natural language processing meeting journalism is a crucial process that has to be instantiated on each tablet , phone or monitor that displays a piece of news - for reading or writing.




EMNLP-2017 Workshop -  full day

Natural Language Processing meets Journalism


Submission date:  Friday, June 2, 2017
Submission date extension: June 8, 2017
Accepted Paper Notification:  July 11th, 2017