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Proceedings of the First ACL Workshop on Ethics in Natural Language Processing

Dirk Hovy, Shannon Spruit, Margaret Mitchell, Emily M. Bender, Michael Strube, Hanna Wallach

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Ethics in Natural Language Processing

Workshop PROGRAM

Tuesday, 4 April, 2017

9:30–11:00Morning Session I
9:30–9:40Welcome, Overview
Dirk, Margaret, Shannon, Michael
9:40–10:15Invited Talk
Graeme Hirst
10:15–10:50Invited Talk
Joanna Bryson
11:00–11:30Coffee Break
11:30–13:00Morning Session II - Data and Design, Invited Talk
11:30–11:45A Quantitative Study of Data in the NLP community
Margot Mieskes
11:45–12:00Ethical by Design: Ethics Best Practices for Natural Language Processing
Jochen L. Leidner and Vassilis Plachouras
12:00–12:25Paper Discussion
Authors, Jathan Sadowski and Julian Hitschler
12:25–13:00Invited Talk
Quirine Eijkman
13:00–14:30Lunch Break
14:30–16:00Afternoon Session I - Gender, Invited Talk
14:30–15:05Invited Talk
Jason Baldridge
15:05–15:20These are not the Stereotypes You are Looking For: Bias and Fairness in Authorial Gender Attribution
Corina Koolen and Andreas van Cranenburgh
15:20–15:35Gender as a Variable in Natural-Language Processing: Ethical Considerations
Brian Larson
15:35–16:00Paper Discussion
Authors, Bonnie Webber and Rachael Tatman
16:00–17:00Afternoon Session II - Coffee and Posters
16:00–17:00Building Better Open-Source Tools to Support Fairness in Automated Scoring
Nitin Madnani, Anastassia Loukina, Alina von Davier, Jill Burstein and Aoife Cahill
16:00–17:00Gender and Dialect Bias in YouTube’s Automatic Captions
Rachael Tatman
16:00–17:00Integrating the Management of Personal Data Protection and Open Science with Research Ethics
Dave Lewis, Joss Moorkens and Kaniz Fatema
16:00–17:00Ethical Considerations in NLP Shared Tasks
Carla Parra Escartín, Wessel Reijers, Teresa Lynn, Joss Moorkens, Andy Way and Chao-Hong Liu
16:00–17:00Social Bias in Elicited Natural Language Inferences
Rachel Rudinger, Chandler May and Benjamin Van Durme
16:00–17:00A Short Review of Ethical Challenges in Clinical Natural Language Processing
Simon Suster, Stephan Tulkens and Walter Daelemans
16:00–17:00Goal-Oriented Design for Ethical Machine Learning and NLP
Tyler Schnoebelen
16:00–17:00Ethical Research Protocols for Social Media Health Research
Adrian Benton, Glen Coppersmith and Mark Dredze
16:00–17:00Say the Right Thing Right: Ethics Issues in Natural Language Generation Systems
Charese Smiley, Frank Schilder, Vassilis Plachouras and Jochen L. Leidner
17:00–18:00Evening Session
17:10–17:45Panel Discussion
Kristy Hollingshead, Bonnie Webber, Julian Hitschler, Jathan Sadowski, Rachael Tatman
17:45–18:00Concluding Remarks
Dirk, Margaret, Shannon, Michael