Best Paper Awards

The Best Paper Awards recognise many of the outstanding papers appearing at EMNLP 2020. We considered for these awards both long and short papers, as well as demonstration papers.

The main paper awards were selected as follows:

  • Based on paper reviews, the opinions of the area chair, and the senior area chair(s), we constructed a short-list of strong papers. We ensured that the short-list contained papers of a diversity of different types: e.g., resources papers, theory papers, papers from most of the conference tracks, and short and long format papers.
  • The short-listed papers were sent to a Best Paper committee for further review, from which the overall top papers were awarded honourable mentions and best paper.

Note that the best demonstration paper was decided differently, being chosen directly by the Demonstration chairs.

The following papers have been given awards.

Best Paper

Digital voicing of Silent Speech
David Gaddy and Dan Klein

Honourable Mention Papers

If beam search is the answer, what was the question?
Clara Meister, Ryan Cotterell and Tim Vieira

GLUCOSE: GeneraLized and COntextualized Story Explanations
Nasrin Mostafazadeh, Aditya Kalyanpur, Lori Moon, David Buchanan, Lauren Berkowitz, Or Biran and Jennifer Chu-Carroll

Spot The Bot: A Robust and Efficient Framework for the Evaluation of Conversational Dialogue Systems
Jan Deriu, Don Tuggener, Pius von Däniken, Jon Ander Campos, Alvaro Rodrigo, Thiziri Belkacem, Aitor Soroa, Eneko Agirre and Mark Cieliebak

Visually Grounded Compound PCFGs
Yanpeng Zhao and Ivan Titov

Best Short Paper

Not awarded.

Best Demonstration Paper

🤗 Transformers: State-of-the-art Natural Language Processing
Thomas Wolf, Lysandre Debut, Victor Sanh, Julien Chaumond, Clement Delangue, Anthony Moi, Pierric Cistac, Tim Rault, Rémi Louf, Morgan Funtowicz, Joe Davison, Sam Shleifer, Patrick von Platen, Clara Ma, Yacine Jernite, Julien Plu, Canwen Xu, Teven Le Scao, Sylvain Gugger, Mariama Drame, Quentin Lhoest, Alexander M. Rush

Congratulations all!