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Qi Li
 李 奇
Ph.D. student at Computer Science Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

About Me

I'm a PhD candidate at the Computer Science department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I have been working at Blender Lab  with Professor Heng Ji since 2010.
Prior to RPI, I was a PhD student in Computer Science Department at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

My current research interests lie in Natural Language Processing with emphasis on Information Extraction. More Recently, I'm working on joint modeling for IE.

  • Qi Li, Heng Ji, Liang Huang. 2013. Joint Event Extraction via Structured Prediction with Global Features. Proc. ACL 2013. (pdf).

  • Haibo Li, Jing Zheng, Heng Ji, Qi Li and Wen Wang. 2013. Name-aware Machine Translation. Proc. ACL 2013.(pdf).

  • Heng Ji, Taylor Cassidy, Qi Li and Suzanne Tamang. 2013. Tackling Representation, Annotation and Classification Challenges for Temporal Knowledge Base Population. Journal of Knowledge and Information Systems. Accepted.

  • Qi Li, Haibo Li, Heng Ji, Wen Wang, Jing Zheng, Fei Huang. 2012. Joint Bilingual Name Tagging for Parallel Corpora. Proc. CIKM 2012. (pdf).

  • Qi Li, Javier Artiles, Taylor Cassidy and Heng Ji. 2012. Combining Flat and Structured Approaches for Temporal Slot Filling or: How Much to Compress?. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2012, Volume 7182/2012. (pdf).

  • Chi Wang, Jiawei Han, Qi Li, Xiang Li, Wen-Pin Lin and Heng Ji. 2012. Learning Hierarchical Relationships among Partially Ordered Objects with Heterogeneous Attributes and Links. Proc. 2012 SDM 2013. (pdf).

  • Javier Artiles, Qi Li, Taylor Cassidy, Suzanne Tamang and Heng Ji. 2011. CUNY_BLENDER TAC-KBP2011 Temporal Slot Filling System Description. Proc. Text Analytics Conference (TAC2011). (pdf).

  • Qi Li, Sam Anzaroot, Wen-Pin Lin, Xiang Li and Heng Ji. 2011. Joint Inference for Cross-document Information Extraction. Proc. CIKM 2011 (Poster). (pdf).

  • Enrique Amigó, Javier Artiles, Qi Li and Heng Ji. 2011. An Evaluation Framework for Aggregated Temporal Information Extraction. Proc. SIGIR 2011 Workshop on Entity-Oriented Search. (pdf)

  • M. Snover, X. Li, W. Lin, Z. Chen, S. Tamang, M. Ge, A. Lee, Q. Li, H. Li, S. Anzaroot, H. Ji. 2011. Cross-lingual Slot Filling from Comparable Corpora. Proc. ACL 2011 Worshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora. (pdf)


  • May 2013 - Aug 2013. Research Intern. IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. DeepQA group
    • Developed a machine learning based clinical factor identification system, which facilitates question answering in medical corpus.
  • May 2012 - Aug 2012. Research Intern. Siemens Medical Solution.
    • Developed a clinical event detection system, and co-developed a clinical temporal expression recognizer for i2b2 2012 challenge.

Professional Activities


Ph.D. Department of Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Since Aug. 2013
Department of Computer Science, Graduate Center, CUNY. Aug. 2010 - Aug. 2013
M.S. School of Computer Science, Beijing Institute of Technology. Sept. 2008 - Jun. 2010
B.S. School of Software Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology. Sept. 2004 - Jun. 2008

Contact Info
liqiearth [at] gmail [dot] com
or: liq7 [at] rpi [dot] edu
Department of Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180, USA

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