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Do we Name the Languages we Study? The #BenderRule in LREC and ACL articles

Fanny Ducel 1, 2 Karën Fort 3, 4 Gaël Lejeune 1, 2 yves Lepage 5 
2 STIH-LC - Équipe Linguistique computationnelle
STIH - Sens, Texte, Informatique, Histoire
3 SEMAGRAMME - Semantic Analysis of Natural Language
Inria Nancy - Grand Est, LORIA - NLPKD - Department of Natural Language Processing & Knowledge Discovery
Abstract : This article studies the application of the #BenderRule in Natural Language Processing (NLP) articles according to two dimensions. Firstly, in a contrastive manner, by considering two major international conferences, LREC and ACL, and secondly, in a diachronic manner, by inspecting nearly 14,000 articles over a period of time ranging from 2000 to 2020 for LREC and from 1979 to 2020 for ACL. For this purpose, we created a corpus from LREC and ACL articles from the above-mentioned periods, from which we manually annotated nearly 1,000. We then developed two classifiers to automatically annotate the rest of the corpus. We show that LREC articles tend to respect the #BenderRule (80 to 90% of them respect it), whereas only around half of ACL articles do. Interestingly, over the considered periods, the results appear to be stable for the two conferences, even though a rebound in ACL 2020 could be a sign of the influence of the blog post about the #BenderRule.
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Fanny Ducel, Karën Fort, Gaël Lejeune, yves Lepage. Do we Name the Languages we Study? The #BenderRule in LREC and ACL articles. LREC 2022 - International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Jun 2022, Marseille, France. ⟨hal-03680561⟩



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