One of the three inaugural Test of Time Paper on Computational Linguistics, spanning all publications between 2002-2012 at five main Association for Computational Linguistics [ACL] conferences, two journals and all workshops, has been awarded to Cornell Computing and Information Science's own Lillian Lee.

Lee's 2002 paper with coauthors Bo Pang and Shivakumar Vaithyanathan, "Thumbs up?: Sentiment Classification using Machine Learning Techniques", was picked by two award committees comprised of experts and the field's top 1,000 authors.