This request pertains to papers from the ACL anthology. The entire collection is small enough for the community to just upload the .bib to latex projects and then easily cite any paper using just the key; no need to also add these papers (typically the vast majority to be cited) to a dedicated .bib file.
It would thus be very helpful to have a field that’s just the necessary bibkey, for easiest citation in a new project.
For example, this paper’s key is
pinter-etal-2020-will. It’s right at the top of the associated bib file, and it’s canonical. If it’s too much trouble to automatically populate this, just give us the field and we’ll add them in ourselves.