Congratulations to the recipients of the best paper awards at NAACL 2021! We awarded best long paper, best short paper, and best thematic paper awards, as well as outstanding paper awards for both short and long papers. These papers will be presented in a plenary session from 11:40-1:10 PDT on Wed June 9th. Please see the conference schedule for more details, and hope to see you there!
Best Long Paper
Video-aided Unsupervised Grammar Induction
Songyang Zhang, Linfeng Song, Lifeng Jin, Kun Xu, Dong Yu and Jiebo Luo
Outstanding Long Papers
Unifying Cross-Lingual Semantic Role Labeling with Heterogeneous Linguistic Resources
Simone Conia, Andrea Bacciu and Roberto Navigli
It's Not Just Size That Matters: Small Language Models Are Also Few-Shot Learners
Timo Schick and Hinrich Schütze
Best Short Paper
Learning How to Ask: Querying LMs with Mixtures of Soft Prompts
Guanghui Qin and Jason Eisner
Outstanding Short Paper
How many data points is a prompt worth?
Teven Le Scao and Alexander Rush
Best Thematic Paper
Preregistering NLP research
Emiel van Miltenburg, Chris van der Lee and Emiel Krahmer
Best Paper Selection Process
These papers have been selected from the pool of 1797 total submissions to NAACL 2021. Candidates were nominated by Senior Area Chairs and reviewed by the Best Paper Committee. Each committee member ranked a subset of the papers and the PC co-chairs considered all of the recommendations to make the final decisions. Special thanks to our distinguished Best Paper Committee: Isabelle Augenstein, Marco Baroni, Barbara Di Eugenio, Jacob Eisenstein, Hanna Hajishirzi, Omer Levy, Jessy Li, Yang Liu, Chris Quirk, and Bonnie Webber.