Two Decades of the ACL Anthology: Development, Impact, and Open Challenges

Published: 09 Oct 2023, Last Modified: 25 Oct 2023NLP-OSS 2023EveryoneRevisionsBibTeX
Keywords: ACL Anthology, open source, Python, web development
Abstract: The ACL Anthology is a prime resource for research papers within computational linguistics and natural language processing, while continuing to be an open-source and community-driven project. Since Gildea et al. (2018) reported on its state and planned directions, the Anthology has seen major technical changes. We discuss what led to these changes and how they impact long-term maintainability and community engagement, describe which open-source data and software tools the Anthology currently provides, and provide a survey of literature that has used the Anthology as a main data source.
Submission Number: 17