|ACLCLP | Membership | SIGs & Labs | Publications | Database | Conferences | Grants for Students | Resources|
The Association for Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing (ACLCLP) was initiated in 1988 by the program
committee of the first conference on Chinese computational linguistics (ROCLING I). The committee members included
Keh-jiann Chen, Chu-Ren Huang, Hsi-Jian Lee, I-Peng Ling and Keh-Yih Su. The committee reached a consensus that
it was the time to constitute an academic association for computational linguistics specializing in Chinese languages.
Ching-Chun Hsieh was elected to be the chair of the founding committee and the first president of the association
for computational linguistics and Chinese language processing. In 1990, the association was formally founded. Currently,
the ACLCLP has more than 200 members, including 142 life members and 10 corporate members.
In its twenty year history, the ACLCLP goal has been to conduct research in computational linguistics, to promote the utilization and development of computational linguistics, to encourage research in the field of Chinese computational linguistics both domestically and internationally, and to maintain contact with international groups who have similar goals and to cultivate academic exchange. The annual ROCLING conferences offer a unique opportunity for academic and industrial individuals and institutions to present research results in Chinese computational linguistics.
The ACLCLP regularly hosts workshops and offers courses to promote computational linguistics in Taiwan. International conferences such as PACLIC27, O-COCOSDA2011, AIRS2010 and COLING 2002 were hosted or co-hosted by the ACLCLP recently. For promoting resource sharing, the ACLCLP also releases a wide variety of Mandarin corpora including the Sinica Corpus and the CKIP lexicon, the Chinese News Corpus, the Sinica Treebank, the Chinese Information Retrieval Testing Corpus and the Mandarin Speech Databases (MAT and TCC). After more than a decade of effort, the International Journal for Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing (IJCLCLP) published by the ACLCLP has become one of the most important journals specializing in Chinese computational linguistics.