Institute of Information Science Academia Sinica
Topic: Knowledge and Neural NLP
Speaker: Prof. Seung-won Hwang (Department of Computer Science, Yonsei University)
Date: 2019-06-28 (Fri) 10:00 – 12:00
Location: Auditorium106 at IIS new Building
Host: Lun-Wei Ku


Deep learning models for NLP often tackle each task in isolation, requiring a large number of training examples and works well only on well-defined and narrow tasks. Meanwhile, we face the challenge of sample-efficient transfer, e.g., when supporting poor-resource languages or bootstrapping AI products before enough training data are acquired. This talk discusses our recent work leveraging knowledge for generalizing from small training resources or transferring from other tasks. Specifically, we overview our recent approaches of using knowledge graph (NAACL 2018), transferring from other tasks (from output, IJCAI 2018, and model, ACL 2019), and categories (ACL 2018 and TACL 2019), for this purpose.


Prof. Seung-won Hwang is a Professor of Computer Science at Yonsei University. Prior to joining Yonsei, she had been an Associate Professor at POSTECH for 10 years, after her PhD from UIUC. Her recent research interest has been data and language understanding and intelligence, led to 100 publication at top-tier AI, DB/DM, and NLP venues, including ACL, AAAI, IJCAI, NAACL, SIGMOD, VLDB, and ICDE. She has received best paper runner-up and outstanding collaboration award from WSDM and Microsoft Research respectively.