Bridging Human-Computer Interaction and Natural Language Processing

April 20, EACL

The rapid advancement of natural language processing (NLP) research has led to a variety of applications spanning a wide range of domains. As NLP applications are being used by more people in their everyday lives, and are increasingly powered by data generated by people, it is more important than ever that NLP research adopt and develop methods to incorporate people into that research in meaningful ways. Perspectives from human-computer interaction (HCI) can help NLP researchers and practitioners to advance the field in ways that are aligned with people's needs, raising novel questions and research directions for both NLP and HCI.

Important Dates

  • Feb. 5 Submission deadline

  • Feb. 24 Notification of acceptance

  • Mar. 1 Camera-ready papers due

  • Apr. 20 Workshop (8am-4pm ET)

The goal of the Bridging Human--Computer Interaction and Natural Language Processing Workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners from both disciplines (HCI & NLP) together to

  • discuss their shared research interests;

  • highlight work at the intersection of these fields;

  • identify challenges and opportunities for productive interdisciplinary collaboration.

We especially invite graduate students and early career researchers to participate.

This workshop is part of EACL 2021; you can register for it from the EACL website.

If you plan on attending, please fill out our survey so we can understand who our attendees are and plan topics for our breakout sessions accordingly.

Invited speakers

Marti Hearst (University of California, Berkeley)

Burr Settles (Duolingo)

Niloufar Salehi (University of California, Berkeley)