Paper: Taking The Load Off The Conference Chairs - Towards A Digital Paper-Routing Assistant

ACL ID W99-0627
Title Taking The Load Off The Conference Chairs - Towards A Digital Paper-Routing Assistant
Venue 2000 Joint SIGDAT Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Very Large Corpora
Session Main Conference
Year 1999
Authors

This paper describes and extensively evaluates a sys- tem for the automatic routing of submitted papers to reviewers and area committees, without the need for any human annotation from the reviewers or the pro- gram chair. Routing is based on a profile of previous writings obtainable on-line for the reviewer pool, a generally stable and reusable resource that requires no manual adaptation for new submission streams. The paper explores a wide set of variations and ex- tensions on the core model, and achieves system ac- curacy approaching that of several human judges on the same task.