EMNLP, one of the leading conferences on empirical NLP, is going on right now, in Hawaii, where the weather is perfect for a dip in the sea, sunny and in the 80s. I thought about going, but I have a trip next week, so I passed on this one. Oh well… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

The proceedings are out, EMNLP 2008 Proceedings, and as usual, there are several papers that look interesting. Here are two that I will be reading this weekend:

D08-1015 [bib]: Kevin Hsin-Yih Lin; Hsin-Hsi Chen
Ranking Reader Emotions Using Pairwise Loss Minimization and Emotional Distribution Regression

D08-1038 [bib]: David Hall; Daniel Jurafsky; Christopher D. Manning
Studying the History of Ideas Using Topic Models