Barry Coughlan


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Hot Topics and Schisms in NLP: Community and Trend Analysis with Saffron on ACL and LREC Proceedings
Paul Buitelaar | Georgeta Bordea | Barry Coughlan
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)

In this paper we present a comparative analysis of two series of conferences in the field of Computational Linguistics, the LREC conference and the ACL conference. Conference proceedings were analysed using Saffron by performing term extraction and topical hierarchy construction with the goal of analysing topic trends and research communities. The system aims to provide insight into a research community and to guide publication and participation strategies, especially of novice researchers.