Eduard Hovy

Professional Activities and Organizations


Professional affiliations

  • Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), member since 1987.
  • American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), member since 1984.
  • Association for Digital Government in North America ( DGSNA), member since 2006.
  • Association for Machine Translation in the Americas ( AMTA), member since 1991.
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), member 1991--1993.
  • Cognitive Science Society (CogSci), member 1987--2003.
  • International Systemic Functional Linguistics Association ( ISFLA), member 1987--1994.
  • International Pragmatics Association ( IPrA), member 1986--2001.

    Service in professional organizations

  • Member of Executive Committee (2013--15), North American Association of Computational Linguistics (NAACL)
  • Councilor (2012--15), Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
  • Co-founder and Director on the Board (2011--17), Future of Research Communications for E-Scholarship (FORCE11) (FORCE11)
  • President (2008--09), President-Elect (2006--08), and Past President (2010--11), Digital Government Society of North America (DGSNA)
  • Chair of committee (2005--06) tasked with creating the constitutions to form the North American Digital Government Society (DGSNA)
  • President (2001--03), President-Elect (1999--01), and Treasurer (2003--09), member of Council (1996--99), International Association of Machine Translation (IAMT)
  • Past President (2002), President (2001), Vice President (2000), member of Executive Committee, 1994--97, Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL)
  • Member of Executive Committee (2000), North American Chapter of the Association of Computational Linguistics (NAACL). One of three people tasked with establishing this chapter for the ACL
  • Chair of committee (2002--03) tasked with establishing HLT-NAACL joint conference series, and first coverall conference chair. Appointed by agreement between US funding agencies (DARPA, NSF, ARDA) and ACL
  • President (1996--2000), Vice President (1994--96), and Wise Counselor (2002--05), Association of Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA)
  • Member of Executive Committee (1992--93) SIGMEDIA

    Advisory and review boards and other standing committees

  • International Scientific Advisory Board for CLARIN (2012--2018). European Research Infrastructure Consortium
  • Scientific Advisory Committee of the Human Language Technology Team (HULTECH) of the GREYC CNRS UMR 6072 Laboratory (Groupe de Recherche en Informatique, Image, Automatique et Instrumentation de Caen) (2012--). Caen, France
  • Board of Directors of the Future of Research Communications in E-Scholarship movement FORCE11 (2012--), funded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, USA
  • Scientific Advisory Board for Saarland Excellence Cluster on Multimodal Computing and Interaction (2008--16). University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • International Review Board for Continuous Access To Cultural Heritage research program CATCH (2004--16). Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO)
  • Technical Advisory Board of the research infrastructure projects CLARIN-D and DARIAH-DE (2012--2015). Funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • International Review Board for Tilburg University Center for Cognition and Communication (2012--14). Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Scientific Advisory Board for Fondazione Bruno Kessler -- Center for Information Technology FBK-irst (2009--14). Trento, Italy
  • International Review Board for Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) (2013). Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Advisory Committee for Text Analysis Conference TAC (2007--). Organized by US National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to support advancement and evaluation of NLP (including DUC and RTE)
  • Chair, Panel of Judges for Elsevier Grand Challenge: Knowledge Enhancement in the Life Sciences (2008–09). Established by Elsevier publisher
  • Regular High-Level Visiting Scientist, International Guest Academic Talents (IGAT) Program for the Development of University Disciplines in China (111 Program), China (2008--17)
  • International Review Board for Interactieve Multimodale Informatie Extractie research program IMIX (2000--08). Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO)
  • International Review Board for Multi-lingual Intelligence Science and Technology research program W-MIST (2004--08). University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China
  • US Expert Board for ISO TC37 SC4 committee developing standards for natural language resource management (2003--06)
  • Committee for US funding agency ARDA’s Northeastern Region Research Center NRRC (2001–02)
  • DARPA funding agency Written Language Coordinating Committee (1992--94)
  • IFIP Committee on Natural Language (1990--94)

    Journal and book series editorial boards

  • Book series co-Editor-in-Chief. Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing (2010--). Springer Verlag
  • Book series editorial board. Translation and Multilingual NLP. (2013--). Language Science Press
  • Book series editorial board. Natural Language Processing (1999--). John Benjamins Publishers
  • Journal advisory board. Italian Journal of Computational Linguistics (2015--)
  • Journal editorial board. Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL) (2012--14)
  • Journal editorial board. Journal of Information Technology & Politics (2006--13)
  • Journal editorial board. Machine Translation (1999--)
  • Journal editorial board. Journal of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (2008--)
  • Journal editorial board. Language Resources and Evaluation (LRE)) (2005--10)
  • Journal editorial board. ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing (TALIP) (2003--07)
  • Journal editorial board. Journal of the Society of Natural Language Processing of Japan (1997--99)
  • Journal editorial board. Computational Linguistics (1991--93)
  • Journal editorial board (Technical Area on the Semantics of Web Information) Electronic Transactions of Artificial Intelligence (2000--01)
  • Co-editor, Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence, Wikipedia, and Semi-Structured Resources of the Artificial Intelligence Journal (vol 194, January 2013)
  • Co-editor, Special Issue on Government 2.0: Making Connections between Citizens, Data and Government of Information Polity (2010)
  • Co-editor, Special Issue on Digital Government of the International Journal of Electronic Government Research (vol 1(2), 2005)
  • Co-editor, Special Issue on Text Summarization Computational Linguistics (2002)
  • Co-editor, Special Issue on Multi-lingual Information Management. Computers and the Humanities (vol 35(4), November 2001)
  • Guest co-editor, Special Issue of Machine Translation (October 1998)

    Relationships with small companies

  • Textifter: Chair of Scientific Board (2009-). Analysis of employee and user feedback
  • Rhetoritech Persuasive Technologies: Co-founder and Chief Scientist (2009–12). Personalized automated generation of documents
  • WiseWindow: Technical Advisor (2007–10). Measures relevant consumer insights about corporation products
  • Boorah: Technical Advisor (2006–09). Software that extracts sentiment from user reviews
  • Applied Semantics: Member of Board of Advisors (2001-03, until company was acquired by Google). Web and enterprise search
  • MaximOne: Technical Advisor (2001–03). Semantics-based text search and summarization
  • TransClick: Technical Advisor (2000–04) Machine translation and translator support
  • Infosqueeze: Co-founder and first CEO (2000–05). Automated text summarization
  • Inkpot Software Systems: Co-founder and CTO (1999–02). Personalized production of documents

    Ad hoc study panels

  • Participant in workshop on Data-Centric Workflows, commissioned by NSF (Washington, DC, May 2009)
  • Participant, MINDS study group developing report on Future Directions for Research in Machine Translation, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Data Resources, and Speech, funded by ARDA/DTO (Marina del Rey, CA, January 2007)
  • Participant in workshop to outline current state and research problems in Information Integration (II), funded by several government agencies (AFRL, AHRQ, EPA, NARA, NSF, ONR, with support from the NCO/NITRD) (Philadelphia, PA, October 2006)
  • Session chair (invited), special joint meeting of funders and national research community representatives called Workshop on Future of Semantic Text Annotation Research (College Park, MD, April 2005)
  • Chair of joint NSF-EU researcher meeting to plan collaboration program between US and EU in Digital Government / eGovernment research (Delft, The Netherlands, November 2004)
  • Participant and session chair in NSF meeting to outline Digital Government collaboration program between US and Organization of American States (OAS) (Washington, DC, November 2004)
  • Participant and member of editorial reporting team, Workshop on Exploring International Collaborations for Research on eGovernment and Digital Government, commissioned by the EU and National Science Foundation, at the dg.o 2004 conference (Seattle, WA, May 2004)
  • Member, Expert Meeting on the Building of an International Research Institute on e-Science Studies (IRISS), convened by the Royal Dutch Academy of Science (KNAW) (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 2003)
  • Member and session leader, Workshop on Developing a Basic Research Program on e-Rulemaking for Digital Government, commissioned by National Science Foundation (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, January 2003)
  • Member and session leader, Workshop on Developing a Basic Research Program on Policy and Governance for Digital Government, commissioned by the National Science Foundation (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, May 2002)
  • Session co-leader, Workshop on Responding to the Unexpected, commissioned by the National Science Foundation (New York, NY, February 2002)
  • Co-editor of report on Multilingual Information Management (MLIM), commissioned by the National Science Foundation (Washington, DC). Co-chair of information collection workshops held in Granada, Spain (May 1998) and Montreal, Canada (August 1998). See MLIM study report
  • Member of working group on Multilingual Information Retrieval, study panel for NSF and DARPA (meetings held at Columbia University, New York, and ETH, Zürich, in November 1997 and March 1998. Report published in 1998)
  • Member of NSF Workshop on R&D Opportunities in Federal Information Services, section on Information Integration. Study published in 1997
  • Member of AAAI-NSF Workshop on National Information Infrastructure (AAAI-94 conference, Seattle, WA, 1994)
  • Contributor to Survey of the State of the Art in Human Language Technology. Responsible for overview section on Natural Language Generation. Report commissioned jointly by the National Science Foundation and the European Commission's LRE directorate in January 1994; see HLT Survey Report (1996)
  • Member of study group on Natural Language Research in the U.S., commissioned by ISATc (MIT, Cambridge, MA, August 1991)
  • Member of study group on Multimedia Communication Research in the U.S., commissioned by ISAT (USC Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, CA, August 1990)

    Service to Carnegie Mellon University

  • Member of CMU Faculty Senate, 2013–.
  • Member of Hiring Committee, Language Technologies Institute, CMU. 2015.
  • Member of Education Committee, Language Technologies Institute, CMU. 2015–.
  • Member of Admissions Committee, Language Technologies Institute, CMU. 2013–.
  • Co-organizer of Language Technologies Institute retreat, 2013.

    Selected conference and large event organizing committees

  • General Co-Chair, International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Chinese Computing (NLPCC 2016) (Kunming, China, December 2016)
  • Member of Organizing Committee, Beyond the PDF 2 conference (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 2013)
  • Member of Organizing Committee, Dagstuhl Workshop on the Future of Research Communication for E-Scholarship (FORCE) (Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, August 2011)
  • Member of Organizing Committee, Beyond the PDF 1 conference (San Diego, CA, January 2011)
  • Program Committee Honorary Chair, IEEE International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering (IEEE NLP-KE 10), Beijing, China (2010)
  • Program Committee Honorary Chair, IEEE International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering (IEEE NLP-KE 08), Beijing, China, 2008)
  • Convenor and liaison to DGSNA Board, Ninth Conference on Digital Government (Montreal, Canada, May 2008)
  • Program Committee Honorary Chair, IEEE International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering (IEEE NLP-KE 07) (Beijing, China, 2007)
  • Member of Senior Program Committee (co-responsible for Natural Language track), AAAI conference (July 2007)
  • Member of Advisory Committee, 5th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON 2007) (IIIT Hyderabad, India, January 2007)
  • Member of Scientific Committee, Fifth Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2006) (Genoa, Italy, May 2006)
  • Member of Advisory Board, International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-05) (Hyderabad, India, December 2005)
  • Member of Program Committee, Joint Conference of Human Language Technologies and Empirical Methods in NLP (HLT-EMNLP 2005) (Vancouver, Canada, October 2005)
  • Member of Program Committee, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2005) (Edinburgh, Scotland, August 2005)
  • Conference Co-Chair, Fifth Conference on Digital Government (dg.o 2004) (Seattle, WA, May 2004)
  • Member of Program Committee, Joint Conference of Human Language Technologies and Empirical Methods in NLP (HLT-EMNLP 2005) (Vancouver, Canada, October 2005)
  • Member of Program Committee, Third International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP) (Banff, Canada, October 2005)
  • Member of Program Committee, Machine Translation Summit X (Phuket, Thailand, September 2005)
  • Member of Program Committee, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2005) (Edinburgh, Scotland, August 2005)
  • Member of Program Committee, International Conference on Computational Linguistics (ACL 2005) (Ann Arbor, MI, June 2005)
  • Member of Program Committee, Sixth National Conference on Digital Government (dg.o 2005) (Atlanta, GA, May 2005)
  • Conference Chair, Machine Translation Summit IX) (New Orleans, LA, September 2003)
  • Conference Chair, Human Language Technology Conference of the North American Association of the ACL (HLT-NAACL03) (Edmonton, Canada, May 2003)
  • Program Chair, Second National Conference on Digital Government (dg.o 2002) (Los Angeles, CA, May 2002)
  • Program Chair, First National Conference on Digital Government (dg.o 2001) (Los Angeles, CA, May 2001)
  • Member of Program Committee, International Joint Conference of Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2001) (Seattle, WA, August 2001)
  • Member, Executive Program Committee, DARPA Human Language Technology (HLT) Conference (San Diego, CA, March 2001)
  • Member of International Advisory Board, Machine Translation Summit VII (Singapore, September 1999)
  • General conference chair, Third Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA) (Philadelphia, PA, October 1998)
  • Program chair, Ninth International Workshop on Natural Language Generation (INLGW) (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, July 1998)
  • Program co-chair, AAAI Spring Symposium on Text Summarization (Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA March 1998)
  • Program chair, Second Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA) (Montreal, Quebec, October 1996)
  • Program co-chair, First Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA) (Columbia, MD, October 1994)
  • Event co-chair, AAAI-94 Machine Translation Showcase at Annual Conference of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) (Seattle, WA, August 1994)
  • Workshop co-chair, International Workshop on Burning Issues in Discourse (funded by NATO) (Maratea, Italy, April 1993)

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