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School of Computer Science and Technology
Soochow University, Suzhou, China

Email: chenwenliang at gmail 


Wenliang joined Soochow University since 2013. Prior to joining Soochow University, he was a research scientist in the Institute for Infocomm Research of Singapore from 2011 to 2013. From 2005 to 2010, he worked as an expert researcher in NICT, Japan. 

Before that, he was a student at NLPLab of Northeastern University, China since July, 1999. He received Master degree in Computational Linguistics in Mar. 2002 and received PhD degree in Computational Linguistics in Mar. 2005. The PhD thesis advisers were Prof. Yao Tianshun and Zhu Jingbo.

His current research interests include knowledge graph, information extraction, machine translation, and machine learning.




Participation in Benchmarking Evaluations

  • 2009

Top 1 @the shared task (Syntactic and Semantic Dependencies in Multiple Languages) of CoNLL (2009) with Dr. Hai Zhao.  Our submissions achieved: the first in the semantic-only track out of all 20 submitted systems and the second in the syntactic-semantic joint track out of 13 submitted systems for the average score of all seven languages.

  • 2008

Top 1 @ English-Chinese cross-lingua task in the CCLQA track of NTCIR-7 (2008) with Dr. Youzheng Wu. Our submissions ranked top 1 @ English-Chinese cross-lingua task, and top 2 @ Chinese-Chinese monolingual task.

  • 2006

 Top 1 @CityU and LDC data sets in the NER task of SIGHAN Bakeoff (2006). Our submissions ranked top 1 @CityU (out of 13 systems), top 1 @LDC (out of 2 systems), and top 4 @ MSRA (out of 14 systems) on close track. Our report is here.

  • 2003

2nd Place @The text categorization task of National 863 evaluation of China (2003). Our submission achieved the 2nd place.


Software

  • DuDuPlus: A dependency parser for Chinese and English in C++. Available at http://code.google.com/p/duduplus/  and Github.
    • Achieve the best reported results for Chinese on CTB4/5

    • Achieve the state-of-the-art performance for English on PTB.

  • CNP (Replaced by DuDuPlus)
  • CNP.V1.11: A N-best implementation for CNP. Note that I have fixed a bug related to N-best output in CNP V1.1 released from NICT (http://alaginrc.nict.go.jp/cnp).
    The bug fixed version is here or a local copy. (This bug fix will be incorporated into the official package soon.)
  • CNP.V1.1: A N-best implementation for CNP available at http://alaginrc.nict.go.jp/cnp/index.html
  •  CNP.V1.0 (A Chinese Dependency Parser) . Available at http://alaginrc.nict.go.jp/cnp/
     Main feature: High accuracy due to the use of the features based on subtrees extracted from auto-parsed data
  • ChunkLinkCTB
    • A tool for extracting Chinese chunks from Penn Chinese Treebank (Chen et. al 2006, ACL-poster). It is available at Github.


Publication List: ([J] Journal article; * Corresponding Author in Articles)

    New
  • Zhenghua Li, Jiayuan Chao, Min Zhang, Wenliang Chen, Meishan Zhang, Guohong Fu. Coupled POS Tagging on Heterogeneous Annotations. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, 25(3): 557-571 (2017)
  • Wenliang Chen, Muhua Zhu, Min Zhang, Yue Zhang, Jingbo Zhu. Improving Shift-Reduce Phrase-Structure Parsing with Constituent Boundary Information. Computational Intelligence Journal, 33(3):428-447, August 2017[J]
  • Wenliang Chen, Min Zhang, Yue Zhang, Xiangyu Duan. Exploiting Meta Features for Dependency Parsing and Part-of-speech Tagging. Artificial Intelligence Journal, 230(2016):173-191, January 2016[J] 
  • Wenliang Chen, Min Zhang. 2015. Semi-supervised Dependency Parsing, Book (144 pages), Springer-Verlag, 2015 [http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789812875518]
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Journal articles

  • Wenliang Chen, Min Zhang*, Yue Zhang. Distributed Feature Representations for Dependency Parsing. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, 23(3):451-460, 2015[J]
  • Min  ZHANG,  Xiangyu  Duan,  Wenliang  CHEN.  Bayesian  Constituent  Context  Model  for Grammar Induction.  IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, 22(2):531-541, 2014[J]

  • Zhenghua LI,  Min ZHANG, Wanxiang CHE, Ting LIU, Wenliang CHEN. Joint Optimization for  Chinese  POS  Tagging  and  Dependency  Parsing.  IEEE/ACM Transactions  on  Audio,  Speech  and Language Processing, 22(1):274-286, 2014[J]

  • Min Zhang, Wenliang Chen*, Xiangyu Duan, and Rong Zhang. Improving Graph-based Dependency Parsing Models with Dependency Language Models. IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (IEEE-TASL), Vol.21, No.11, pp2313-2323 November 2013. 

  • Wenliang Chen*, Jun'ichi Kazama,  Kiyotaka Uchimoto, and Kentaro Torisawa. Exploiting Subtrees in Auto-Parsed Data to Improve Dependency Parsing, Computational Intelligence Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp426-451, Auguest 2012.[J] Available at (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8640.2012.00451.x or http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/coin.2012.28.issue-3/issuetoc)  (Tool: DuDuPlus)[Draft]

  • Wenliang Chen, Jun'ichi Kazama, Min Zhang*, Yoshimasa Tsuruoka, Yujie Zhang, Yiou Wang, Kentaro Torisawa and Haizhou Li.Bitext Dependency Parsing with Auto-generated Bilingual Treebanks, IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (IEEE-TASL), Vol.20, No. 5, pp1461-1472, July 2012.[J] Available at (http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TASL.2011.2180898)[Draft]   
  • Wenliang Chen*, Daisuke Kawahara, Kiyotaka Uchimoto, Yujie Zhang, Hitoshi Isahara. Using Short Dependency Relations from Auto-Parsed Data for Chinese Dependency Parsing, ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing (TALIP), Vol.8, No. 3, Article 10, August 2009. [J]
  • Chen Wenliang*, Zhu Jingbo, Zhu Muhua, Zhang Li, Yao Tianshun. Improving Domain Dictionary-based Text Categorization Using Self-Partition Model. International Journal of Computer Processing of Oriental Languages, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp.197-210, 2005 (pdf)[J]
  • Chen Wenliang, Zhu Jingbo, Zhu Muhua, and Yao Tianshun. Text Representation using Domain Dictionary (In Chinese). Journal of Computer Research and Development, Vol.42 No.12 pp.2155-2160, 2005. [J]
  • Chen Wenliang, Zhu Muhua, Zhu Jingbo, and Yao Tianshun. Semi-Supervised Text Categorization Using Bootstrapping (In Chinese). Journal of Chinese Information Processing, V19, No.2, pp.86-92, 2005. [J]

Conference/Workshop papers

     
    2015
  • Junjie Yu and Wenliang Chen, Extracting Coordinate Word Pairs for Dependency Parsing, Proceedings of IALP2015, pp.78-81. Suzhou, China, 24-25 Oct. 2015

  • Jiayuan Chao, Zhenghua Li, Wenliang Chen, Min Zhang. 2015. Exploiting Heterogeneous Annotations for Weibo Word Segmentation and POS Tagging. Proceedings of the 4th CCF Conference on Natural Language Processing & Chinese Computing (NLPCC-2015), pp. 495-506. Nanchang, 9-13 Oct. 2015
  • Wenliang Chen, Zhenghua Li and Min Zhang. 2015. Linear and Non-Linear Models for Purchase Prediction, Proceedings of the 2015 International ACM Recommender Systems Challenge, September, 2015
  • Zhenghua Li, Jiayuan Chao, Min Zhang, Wenliang Chen. 2015. Coupled Sequence Labeling on Heterogeneous Annotations: POS Tagging as a Case Study. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2015), pp1783-1792, Beijing, 26-31 July 2015
     2014
  • Wenliang Chen, Yue Zhang, Min Zhang*. Feature Embedding for Dependency Parsing. In Proc. of the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING2014), pp816-826, Dublin, Ireland, August 2014


  • Zhenghua Li, Min Zhang, Wenliang Chen. Soft Cross-lingual Syntax Projection for Dependency Parsing. In Proc. of the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING2014), pp783-793, Dublin, Ireland, August 2014

  • Zhenghua Li, Min Zhang, Wenliang Chen. Ambiguity-aware Ensemble Training for Semi-supervised Dependency Parsing. In Proc. of Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL2014), pp457-467, Baltimore, June 2014

    2013
  • Wenliang Chen, Min Zhang, Yue Zhang. Semi-Supervised Feature Transformation for Dependency Parsing. In Proc. of EMNLP2013, pp1303-1313, Seattle, Washington, USA, 18-21 October 2013.

  • Muhua Zhu, Yue Zhang, Wenliang Chen, Min Zhang, and Jingbo Zhu. Fast and Accurate Constituent Parsing. In Proc. of ACL2013, pp 434-443, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2013.

  • Xiangyu Duan, Min Zhang, Wenliang Chen. Smoothing for Bracketing Induction. In Proc. of IJCAI2013, pp 2085-2091, Beijing, China, August 2013.
    2012
  • Wenliang Chen, Min Zhang, and Haizhou Li.  Utilizing Dependency Language Models for Graph-based Dependency Parsing Models, The 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics(ACL2012), pp 213-222, Jeju, Korea, July 8-14, 2012. (pdf) (bib)

     2011
  • Wenliang Chen, Jun'ichi Kazama, Min Zhang, Yoshimasa Tsuruoka, Yujie Zhang, Yiou Wang, Kentaro Torisawa and Haizhou Li. SMT Helps Bitext Dependency Parsing, Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing(EMNLP2011), pp73-83, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 27-31, 2011. (pdf)

  • Zhenghua Li, Min Zhang, Wanxiang Che, Ting Liu, Wenliang Chen and Haizhou Li. Joint Models for Chinese POS Tagging and Dependency Parsing, Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing(EMNLP2011), pp1180-1191, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 27-31, 2011. (pdf)

  • Yiou Wang, Jun'ichi Kazama, Yoshimasa Tsuruoka, Wenliang Chen, Yujie Zhang and Kentaro Torisawa. Improving Chinese Word Segmentation and POS Tagging with Semi-supervised Methods Using Large Auto-Analyzed Data, The 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2011), pp309-317, Chiang Mai, Thailand, November, 2011. 

2010

  • Wenliang Chen, Junichi Kazama,  Yoshimasa Tsuruoka, and Kentaro Torisawa. Improving Graph-based Dependency Parsing with Decision History, The 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING2010) (poster), pp126-134, Beijing, China, Auguest 23-27, 2010. (pdf)
  • Wenliang Chen, Junichi Kazama,  and Kentaro Torisawa. Bitext Dependency Parsing with Bilingual Subtree Constraints, The 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics(ACL2010), pp21-29, Uppsala, Sweden, July 11–16, 2010. (pdf)

2009

  • Wenliang Chen, Junichi Kazama, Kiyotaka Uchimoto, and Kentaro Torisawa. Improving Dependency Parsing with Subtrees from Auto-Parsed Data, Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing(EMNLP2009), pp570-579, Singapore, August 2-7, 2009. (pdf) (Tool: DuDuPlus)
  • Hai Zhao, Wenliang Chen and Chunyu Kit.  Semantic Dependency Parsing of NomBank and PropBank: An Efficient Integrated Approach via a Large-scale Feature Selection,  Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing(EMNLP2009), pp30-39, Singapore, August 2-7, 2009. (pdf)
  • Hai Zhao, Wenliang Chen, Junichi Kazama, Kiyotaka Uchimoto, and Kentaro Torisawa. Multilingual Dependency Learning: Exploiting Rich Features for Tagging Syntactic and Semantic Dependencies, Thirteenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL2009) (Shared task Session), pp61-66, Boulder, CO, USA, June 4-5, 2009. (pdf)
  • Hai Zhao, Wenliang Chen, Chunyu Kit, and Guodong Zhou. Multilingual Dependency Learning: A Huge Feature Engineering Method to Semantic Dependency Parsing, Thirteenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL2009) (Shared task Session), pp55-60, Boulder, CO, USA, June 4-5, 2009. (pdf)

2008

  • Wenliang Chen, Youzheng Wu, and Hitoshi Isahara. Learning Reliable Information for Dependency Parsing Adaptation, The 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling2008), pp133-120, Manchester, UK, August 18-22, 2008. (pdf)
  • Wenliang Chen, Daisuke Kawahara, Kiyotaka Uchimoto, Yujie Zhang and Hitoshi Isahara. Dependency Parsing with Short Dependency Relations in Unlabeled Data, The third International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP2008), pp. 88-94, Hyderabad, India, January 7-12, 2008. (pdf)
  • Xiaohong Wu, Wenliang Chen, and Hitoshi Isahara. Automatic Extraction of Case Frames for Chinese Verbs, The 9th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLing2008), Haifa, Israel, February 17-23, 2008.
  • Youzheng WU, Wenliang Chen, Hideki Kashioka. NiCT/ATR at NTCIR-7: Answering Complex Cross-lingual Question Answering.  NTCIR-7, Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 16-19, 2008.

2007

  • Wenliang Chen, Yujie Zhang and Hitoshi Isahara. A Two-stage Parser for Multilingual Dependency Parsing, Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (EMNLP-CoNLL2007) (Shared task Session), pp. 1129-1133, Prague, June 28-30, 2007.(pdf)
  • Wenliang Chen, Yujie Zhang and Hitoshi Isahara. Improving Chinese chunking by Using a Large Scale Corpus, Japan-NLP2007, Ryukoku University, Japan, pp. 163-166, Mar. 2007.

2006

  • Wenliang Chen, Yujie Zhang and Hitoshi Isahara. Chinese Chunking with Tri-training Learning, The 21st International Conference on the Computer Processing of Oriental Languages (ICCPOL2006), LNCS, Vol. 4285, Springer, pp. 466-473, Singapore, Dec. 2006.  (pdf).
  • Wenliang Chen, Yujie Zhang and Hitoshi Isahara. Chinese Named Entity Recognition with Conditional Random Fields, The Fifth SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing (SIGHAN 2006) (Bakeoff Session), Sydney, Australia, pp.118-121, Jul. 2006 (pdf).
  • Wenliang Chen, Yujie Zhang and Hitoshi Isahara. An Empirical Study of Chinese Chunking, The joint conference of the International Committee on Computational Linguistics and the Association for Computational Linguistics (Coling-ACL2006) (Poster Session), Sydney, Australia, pp. 97-104, Jul. 2006 (pdf) (Tool:ChunkLinkCTB)
  • Wenliang Chen, Yujie Zhang and Hitoshi Isahara. Chinese Chunking based on Conditional Random Fields, Japan-NLP2006, Yokohama, Japan, pp. 149-152, Mar. 2006.

  • Yujie Zhang, Qun Liu, Qing Ma, Wenliang Chen, Hitoshi Isahara. Acquiring Translational Equivalence from a Japanese-Chinese Parallel Corpus, The 21st International Conference on the Computer Processing of Oriental Languages (ICCPOL2006), LNCS, Vol. 4285, Springer, pp. 378-386, Singapore, Dec. 2006.

2005

  • Zhu Jingbo, Ye Na, Chang Xinzhi, Chen Wenliang, Benjamin K Tsou. Using Multiple Discriminant Analysis Approach for Linear Text Segmentation, The Second International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP05), Jeju Island, Korean, Oct. 2005
  • Zhu Jingbo, Chen Wenliang. Some Studies on Chinese Domain Knowledge Dictionary and Its Application to Text Classification, The Forth SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing (SIGHAN2005), Jeju Island, Korean, Oct. 2005

2004

  • Chen Wenliang, Chang Xingzhi, Wang Huizhen, Zhu Jingbo, and Yao Tianshun. Automatic Word Clustering for Text Categorization Using Global Information. The First Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS2004), LNCS, Vol. 3411, Springer-Verlag, pp.1-11, 2004. (pdf)
  • Chen Wenliang, Zhu Jingbo, Wu Honglin, Yao Tianshun. Automatic Learning Features Using Bootstrapping for Text Categorization. A. Gelbukh (Ed.) Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing (CICLing2004). LNCS, Vol. 2945, Springer-Verlag, pp.571-579, 2004 (pdf)

~2003

  • Chen Wenliang, Zhu Jingbo, Yao Tianshun. Automatic Learning Field Words by Bootstrapping (In Chinese). JSCL2003, Harbin, pp.67-72, 2003.8.
  • Chen Wenliang, Zhu Jingbo, Yao Tianshun. Acquisition and Optimization of Rules for Part of Speech (In Chinese). SWCL02, Beijing, 2002.8.

Tutorial/Talks

  • Wenliang Chen, Zhenghua Li, Min Zhang. Tutorial @ COLING2014: Dependency Parsing: Past, Present, and Future. In COLING2014. Dublin, Ireland, 2014 
  • Zhenghua Li, Wenliang Chen, Min Zhang. Tutorial @ IJCNLP2013: Dependency Parsing: Past, Present, and Future. In IJCNLP2013. Nagoya, Japan, 2013

Research Related Activities

  • Conferences (PC member/Reviewer)
    • NAACL-2014, ACL-2014
    • IJCAI-2013, ACL-2013, IJCNLP-2013
    • EACL-2012, NAACL-2012, CoLING-2012
    • IJCNLP-2011, CLIA-2011
    • EMNLP-2010, CoLING-2010, ACL-2010, IUCS-2008, ICCPOL-2006, ...
  • Journals (Reviewer)
    • Neurocomputing (2013-)
    • IEEE Intelligent Systems(2012-)
    • Natural Language Engineering (2011-)
    • ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing (2010-)
    • Computational Intelligence (2010-)
    • IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems: Reviewer (2008-)
    • Journal of Computer Science and Technology: Reviewer (2009-)
    • Chinese Journal of Computers: Reviewer (2008-)




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