Honors Thesis 2020 - Chloe Lee

NLP Rankings: Publication-based Ranking System and Platform for NLP Research

Chloe Lee

Highest Honor in Mathematics


NLP Rankings is a metric-based ranking system and platform which ranks academic institutions in the United States, as well as researchers of these academic institutions, focusing only on the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP). As existing rankings are either opinion-based or too generic to be useful for current and prospective researchers to gain knowledge about NLP programs, NLP Rankings aims to provide insights to prospective NLP students and current faculties by using publications from multiple venues on ACL Anthology, published between 2010 and 2019. The publication-based ranking scores provide information that the research community may be interested in, from publication advancement trend over the decade at each institutions, to a variation of h-index used to evaluate research achievement at an author-level. NLP Rankings is also publicly available, and user analysis suggests the usefulness of NLP Rankings in the research community.

Department / School

Applied Mathematics and Statistics / Emory University

Degree / Year

BS / Spring 2020


Jinho D. Choi, Computer Science and QTM, Emory University (Chair)
Bree Ettinger, Mathematics, Emory University
Jeremy Jacobson, Quantitative Theory and Methods, Emory University


Anthology | Paper | Presentation