2019

  • Learning to Compose Topic-Aware Mixture of Experts for Zero-Shot Video Captioning Xin Wang, Jiawei Wu, Da Zhang, Yu Su, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2019). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  
  • Quantifying Uncertainties in Natural Language Processing Tasks Yijun Xiao, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2019). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  

2018

  • One-Shot Relational Learning for Knowledge Graphs Wenhan Xiong, Mo Yu, Shiyu Chang, Xiaoxiao Guo, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  
  • Hierarchical CVAE for Fine-Grained Hate Speech Classification Jing Qian, Mai ElSherief, Elizabeth Belding, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  
  • Multi-view Models for Political Ideology Detection of News Articles Vivek Kulkarni, Junting Ye, Steve Skienam, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  
  • XL-NBT: A Cross-lingual Neural Belief Tracking Framework Wenhu Chen, Jianshu Chen, Yu Su, Xin Wang, Dong Yu, Xifeng Yan, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  
  • Look Before You Leap: Bridging Model-Free and Model-Based Reinforcement Learning for Planned-Ahead Vision-and-Language Navigation Xin Wang*, Wenhan Xiong*, Hongmin Wang, William Yang Wang (* Equal contribution) In Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  
  • No Metrics Are Perfect: Adversarial Reward Learning for Visual Storytelling Xin Wang*, Wenhu Chen*, Yuan-Fang Wang, William Yang Wang (* Equal contribution) In Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  
  • MOJITALK: Generating Emotional Responses at Scale Xianda Zhou, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  
  • DSGAN: Generative Adversarial Training for Robust Distant Supervision Relation Extraction Pengda Qin, Weiran Xu, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning for Chinese Zero Pronoun Resolution Qingyu Yin, Yu Zhang, Wei-Nan Zhang, Ting Liu, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  
  • Robust Distant Supervision via Deep Reinforcement Learning Pengda Qin, Weiran Xu, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  
  • Scheduled Policy Optimization for Natural Language Communication with Intelligent Agents Wenhan Xiong, Xiaoxiao Guo, Mo Yu, Shiyu Chang, Bowen Zhou, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-ECAI 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  
  • Hate Lingo: A Target-based Linguistic Analysis of Hate Speech in Social Media Mai Elsherief, Vivek Kulkarni, Dana Nguyen, William Yang Wang, Elizabeth Belding In Proceedings of the 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  
  • Video Captioning via Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning Xin Wang, Wenhu Chen, Jiawei Wu, Yuan-Fang Wang, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the Thirtieth IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Data]   [Code]  
  • Leveraging Intra-User and Inter-User Representation Learning for Automated Hate Speech Detection Jing Qian, Mai ElSherief, Elizabeth Belding, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  
  • Watch, Listen, and Describe: Globally and Locally Aligned Cross-Modal Attentions for Video Captioning Xin Wang, Yuan-Fang Wang, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  
  • Variational Knowledge Graph Reasoning Wenhu Chen, Wenhan Xiong, Xifeng Yan, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  
  • Reinforced Co-Training Jiawei Wu, Lei Li, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  
  • Simple Models for Word Formation in Slang Vivek Kulkarni, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  
  • KBGAN: Adversarial Learning for Knowledge Graph Embeddings Liwei Cai, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2018). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]  

2017

  • Learning to Explain Non-Standard English Words and Phrases Ke Ni, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2017). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Data]
  • DeepPath: A Reinforcement Learning Method for Knowledge Graph Reasoning Wenhan Xiong, Thien Hoang, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2017). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]   [NELL-995 Dataset]
  • Deep Residual Learning for Weakly-Supervised Relation Extraction Yi Yao Huang, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2017). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]
  • "Liar, Liar Pants on Fire": A New Benchmark Dataset for Fake News Detection William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2017). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Data]

2016 and before

  • Learning First-Order Logic Embeddings via Matrix Factorization William Yang Wang, William W. Cohen In Proceedings of the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2016). [Paper]   [Bib]
  • A Low-Rank Approximation Approach to Learning Joint Embeddings of News Stories and Images for Timeline Summarization William Yang Wang, Yashar Mehdad, Drago Radev, Amanda Stent In Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2016). [Paper]   [Bib]
  • That's So Annoying!!!: A Lexical and Frame-Semantic Embedding Based Data Augmentation Approach to Automatic Categorization of Annoying Behaviors using #petpeeve Tweets William Yang Wang, Diyi Yang In Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2015). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Data]   [EMNLP 2015 Notable Data Set Award: 2/1300, 0.2%]
  • A Soft Version of Predicate Invention Based on Structured Sparsity William Yang Wang, Kathryn Mazaitis, William W. Cohen In Proceedings of the 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2015). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Data]
  • Joint Information Extraction and Reasoning: A Scalable Statistical Relational Learning Approach William Yang Wang, William W. Cohen In Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 7th International Joint Conference of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2015). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Data]
  • Matrix Factorization with Knowledge Graph Propagation for Unsupervised Spoken Language Understanding Yun-Nung Chen, William Yang Wang, Anatole Gershman, Alexander Rudnicky In Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and The 7th International Joint Conference of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2015). [Paper]   [Bib]
  • Efficient Inference and Learning in a Large Knowledge Base: Reasoning with Extracted Information using a Locally Groundable First-Order Probabilistic Logic William Yang Wang, Kathryn Mazaitis, Ni Lao, William W. Cohen In Machine Learning Journal (MLJ 2015). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]
  • I Can Has Cheezburger? A Nonparanormal Approach to Combining Textual and Visual Information for Predicting and Generating Popular Meme Descriptions William Yang Wang, Miaomiao Wen In Proceedings of the 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics – Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2015). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Data]   [Covered by Mental Floss]
  • Jointly Modeling Inter-Slot Relations by Random Walk on Knowledge Graphs for Unsupervised Spoken Language Understanding Yun-Nung Chen, William Yang Wang, Alex Rudnicky In Proceedings of the 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics – Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2015). [Paper]   [Bib]
  • Learning Semantic Hierarchy with Distributed Representations for Unsupervised Spoken Language Understanding Yun-Nung Chen, William Yang Wang, Alex Rudnicky In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2015). [Paper]   [Bib]
  • Structure Learning via Parameter Learning William Yang Wang, Kathryn Mazaitis, William W. Cohen In Proceedings of the 23rd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2014). [Paper]   [Bib]
  • Dependency Parsing for Weibo: An Efficient Probabilistic Logic Programming Approach William Yang Wang, Lingpeng Kong, Kathryn Mazaitis, William W. Cohen In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2014). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Data]
  • A Semiparametric Gaussian Copula Regression Model for Predicting Financial Risks from Earnings Calls William Yang Wang, Zhenhao Hua In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2014). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Data]
  • ProPPR: Efficient First-Order Probabilistic Logic Programming for Structure Discovery, Parameter Learning, and Scalable Inference William Yang Wang, Kathryn Mazaitis, William W. Cohen In Proceedings of the AAAI 2014 Workshop on Statistical Relational AI (StarAI 2014). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]
  • Leveraging Frame Semantics and Distributional Semantics for Unsupervised Semantic Slot Induction for Spoken Dialogue Systems Yun-Nung Chen, William Yang Wang, Alex Rudnicky In Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Workshop Spoken Language Technology (SLT 2014). An abstract was presented at ACL 2014 Workshop on Semantic Parsing (SP 2014). [Paper]   [Bib]
  • Programming with Personalized PageRank: A Locally Groundable First-Order Probabilistic Logic William Yang Wang, Kathryn Mazaitis, William W. Cohen In Proceedings of the 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2013). An extended abstract was presented at ICML 2013 workshop on Inferning: Interactions between Inference and Learning. [Paper]   [Bib]   [Code]   [Video-ICML]   [Slides-CIKM]   [CIKM 2013 Best Paper Honorable Mention Award: 3/848, 0.3%]
  • This Text has the Scent of Starbucks: A Laplacian Structured Sparsity Model for Computational Branding Analytics William Yang Wang, Ed Lin, John Kominek In Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2013). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Data]
  • Automatic Domain Partitioning for Multi-Domain Learning Di Wang, Chenyan Xiong, William Yang Wang In Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2013). [Paper]   [Bib]
  • Unsupervised Induction and Filling of Semantic Slots for Spoken Dialogue Systems using Frame-Semantic Parsing Yun-Nung Chen, William Yang Wang, Alex Rudnicky In Proceedings of the IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop (ASRU 2013). [Paper]   [Bib]   [ASRU 2013 Best Student Paper Award: 1/~170, 0.6%]
  • An Empirical Investigation of Sparse Log-Linear Models for Improved Dialogue Act Classification Yun-Nung Chen, William Yang Wang, Alex Rudnicky In Proceedings of 38th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2013). [Paper]   [Bib]
  • Crowdsourcing the Acquisition of Natural Language Corpora: Methods and Observations William Yang Wang, Dan Bohus, Ece Kamar, Eric Horvitz In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Workshop Spoken Language Technology (SLT 2012). [Paper]   [Bib]
  • Historical Analysis of Legal Opinions with a Sparse Mixed-Effects Latent Variable Model William Yang Wang, Elijah Mayfield, Suresh Naidu, Jeremiah Dittmar In Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2012). [Paper]   [Bib]
  • "Love ya, jerkface": using Sparse Log-Linear Models to Build Positive (and Impolite) Relationships with Teens William Yang Wang, Samantha Finkelstein, Amy Ogan, Alan W Black, Justine Cassell In Proceedings of the 13th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2012). [Paper]   [Bib]   [Video]
  • Automatic Detection of Speaker State: Lexical, Prosodic, and Phonetic Approaches to Level-of-Interest and Intoxication Classification William Yang Wang, Fadi Biadsy, Andrew Rosenberg, Julia Hirschberg In the Computer Speech and Language Journal, 2012. [Paper]   [Bib]
  • Automatic Detection of Unnatural Word-Level Segments in Unit-Selection Speech Synthesis William Yang Wang, Kallirroi Georgila In Proceedings of the IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop (ASRU 2011). [Paper]   [Bib]
  • Identifying Event Descriptions using Co-training with Online News Summaries William Yang Wang, Kapil Thadani, Kathleen R. McKeown In Proceedings of the 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2011). [Paper]   [Bib]   [CSC Corpus]
  • Improving Spoken Dialogue Understanding Using Phonetic Mixture Models William Yang Wang, Ron Artstin, Anton Leuski, David Traum In Cross-Disciplinary Advances in Applied Natural Language Processing: Issues and Approaches, IGI Global. [An invited book chapter based on the FLAIRS 2011 paper]
  • Intoxication Detection using Phonetic, Phonotactic and Prosodic Cues Fadi Biadsy, William Yang Wang, Andrew Rosenberg, Julia Hirschberg In Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2011). [Paper]   [Bib]
  • Detecting Levels of Interest from Spoken Dialog with Multistream Prediction Feedback and Similarity Based Hierarchical Fusion Learning William Yang Wang, Julia Hirschberg In Proceedings of the 12th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2011). [Paper]   [Bib]
  • Improving Spoken Dialogue Understanding Using Phonetic Mixture Models William Yang Wang, Ron Artstein, Anton Leuski, David Traum In Proceedings of the 24th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS-24). [Paper]   [Bib]   [FLAIRS 2011 Best Paper Finalist: 6/179, 3%]
  • Got You!: Automatic Vandalism Detection in Wikipedia with Web-based Syntactic-Semantic Modeling William Yang Wang, Kathleen McKeown, Test In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2010). [Paper]   [Bib]