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is a peer-reviewed
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in the field of computational linguistics
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. It is published quarterly by MIT Press
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for the Association for Computational Linguistics
The Association for Computational Linguistics is the international scientific and professional society for people working on problems involving natural language and computation. An annual meeting is held each summer in locations where significant computational linguistics research is carried out...
(ACL). The journal includes articles, squibs and book reviews.
The journal was established as the American Journal of Computational Linguistics
in 1974 by David Hays and was originally published only as microfiche
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until 1978. George Heidorn transformed it into a print journal in 1980, with quarterly publication. In 1984 the journal was renamed Computational Linguistics
. Since 2009, it has become an online-only open access journal
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, freely available to anyone.
Editors in chief
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- David Hays (1974–1978)
- George Heidorn (1980–1982)
- James F. Allen
James Frederick Allen is a computational linguist recognized for his contributions to temporal logic, in particular Allen's Interval Algebra. He is the John H. Dessaurer Professor of Computer Science at the University of Rochester.-Biography:...
- Julia Hirschberg (1993–2003)
- Robert Dale (2003–present)