Paper: Our Double Anniversary

ACL ID P82-1018
Title Our Double Anniversary
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1982

In June of 1952, ten years before the founding of the Association, the first meeting ever held on computational linguistics took place. This meet- ing, the succeeding ten years, and the first year of the Association are discussed. Some thoughts are offered as to what the future may bring. I THE EARLY YEARS When the suggestion came from Don Walker to celebrate our twentieth anniversary by a panel discussion I responded with enthusiasm at the op- portunlty for us all to reminisce. Much has hap- pened in those twenty years to look back on, and there have been many changes: Not many here will remember that founding meeting. As our thoughts go back to the beginnings it must also be with a note of sadness, for some of our most illustrious early members can no longer be counted among the living. ...