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Constitution of the SIGWAC

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1CONSTITUTION OF THE ACL SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP ON WEB AS CORPUS (SIGWAC)
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4I. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
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6The purpose of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Special Interest Group on Web as Corpus (the SIG)
7shall be to promote interest in using the web as a corpus; to provide members of the ACL with a special interest in web as corpus with a
8means of exchanging news of recent research developments and other matters of interest in the area; and to
9sponsor meetings and workshops on web as corpus that appear to be timely and worthwile, operating within the framework
10of the ACL's general guidelines for SIGs.
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13II. ELECTED OFFICERS
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15The elected officers of the SIG shall consist of a President and a Secretary.  The President and Secretary shall be members in good standing of the ACL.
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17The term of all elected officers of the SIG shall be three years.
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19The duties of the President shall be:
20(1) To have primary executive authority over actions and activities of the SIG.
21(2) To prepare a written report on the activities of the SIG for the Executive Committee of the ACL, for
22presentation to the ACL at its Annual Business Meeting.
23(3) To act as a Liaison Representative, who shall be primarily responsible for communication with members of the
24SIG, answering inquiries about the SIG, and communication with the Executive Committee of the ACL.
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26The duties of the Secretary shall be:
27(1) To maintain a mailing list for the SIG.
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29III. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
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31All officers of the SIG shall be elected by a vote of the membership. The vote shall take place at least 4 weeks before the expiration of the terms of the officers to be elected, with at least 4 weeks' notice of
32nominations to SIG members.
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34IV. DUES
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36The SIG will not charge dues.