Invited Speakers

Our keynote speakers will highlight significant research and challenges in scholarly document processing.

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Shared Tasks

The workshop will host three shared tasks spanning document summarization, scientific fact checking, and citation context classification.

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Call for Papers

Topics of interest, formatting and submission instructions, and important dates.

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Workshop Overview

As the body of scholarly literature grows, automated methods in NLP, text mining, information retrieval, document understanding etc. are needed to address issues of information overload, disinformation, reproducibility, and more. Though progress has been made, there are significant unique challenges to processing scholarly text that require dedicated attention. The goal of this workshop is to provide a venue for addressing these challenges, as well as a platform for tasks and resources supporting the processing of scientific documents. Our long-term objective is to establish scholarly and scientific texts as an essential domain for NLP research, to supplement current efforts on web text and news articles.

This workshop builds on the success of prior workshops: the 1st SDP workshop held at EMNLP 2020, and the 1st SciNLP workshop held at AKBC 2020. Both workshops received numerous submissions and were/will presumably be well attended, demonstrating that interest in this area seems to be growing rapidly. In addition to having broad appeal within the NLP community, we expect that the SDP workshop will attract researchers from other relevant fields including meta-science, scientometrics, data mining, information retrieval, and digital libraries, bringing together these disparate communities within the ACL.

Workshop Venue

The 2nd Workshop on Scholarly Document Processing will be collocated with the 2021 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL 2021). The workshop will be held as a full-day event on June 10, 2021 (after the main conference). NAACL 2021 is currently scheduled to take place in Mexico City, Mexico. We will follow NAACL with plans to move virtual or to a hybrid format, for more information on NAACL modality please see the conference website.

Important Dates

The dates at this stage are indicative only and can change.

Title and abstract submission deadline March 17, 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)
Paper submission deadline March 22, 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)
Notification of paper acceptance April 15, 2021
Camera-ready submission of accepted papers April 26, 2021
Workshop June 10, 2021

All submission deadlines are 11:59 PM AoE (Anywhere on Earth) Time Zone (UTC-12).

Please submit your papers via SoftConf.