程 飞 (CHENG, Fei)


Department of Intelligence Science and Technology, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University

Address: S211, Research Bldg. No.9, Yoshida Main Campus, Kyoto University

Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan

Mail1: feicheng (at) i, (at) i = @i.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Mail2: kevin.cheng.fei (at) i, (at) i = @gmail.com

Tel: +81 80 3104 4986


RESEARCH INTEREST

I’m a research scientist working on statistical natural language processing. My doctoral research is on using a character-based dependency model to parse the internal structure of Chinese words (LREC2014) and aims to use the internal structure information to improve other Chinese NLP processes. In the following work (ACL2015), we demonstrate how the internal structure information improve state-of-the-art Chinese word segmentation performance.

I'm currently working on extracting temporal information from large-scale news articles for the purpose of generating event timeline automatically. Our work about using a dependency-based neural network for classifying temporal relation is to appear in ACL2017.


EDUCATION

Ph.D., Computational Linguistics Apr. 2013 ~ Mar. 2016

Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, Japan

Advisor: Yuji Matsumoto, Kevin Duh

M.E., Computational Linguistics Apr. 2011 ~ Mar. 2013

Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, Japan

Advisor: Yuji Matsumoto

Research Student Oct. 2009 - Sep. 2010

Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan

Advisor: Hiroshi Ishikawa

B.S., Applied Physics Sep. 2001~ Jun. 2005

Donghua University, Shanghai, China


PUBLICATIONS

International Conference and Journal

Automatic Error Correction on Japanese Functional Expressions Using Character-based Neural Machine Translation

    • Liu Jun, Fei Cheng, Yuji Matsumoto
    • The 32nd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC), oral presentation, Hong Kong, December 2018.

Inducing Temporal Relations from Time Anchor Annotation

    • Fei Cheng and Yusuke Miyao
    • The 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), New Orleans, June 2018.
    • [paper] [bib] [data]

Classifying Temporal Relations by Bidirectional LSTM over Dependency Paths

    • Fei Cheng and Yusuke Miyao
    • The 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Vancouver, Canada, July 2017.
    • [paper] [bib]

Towards a Consistent Segmentation Level Across Multiple Chinese Word Segmentation Corpora

    • Fei Cheng, Kevin Duh and Yuji Matsumoto
    • Journal of Natural Language Processing, Vol 24, No.5, December 2017.
    • [paper] [bib]

Synthetic Word Parsing Improves Chinese Word Segmentation

    • Fei Cheng, Kevin Duh and Yuji Matsumoto
    • The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Beijing, China, July 2015.
    • [paper] [bib]

A Hybrid Ranking Approach to Chinese Spelling Check

    • Xiaodong Liu*, Fei Cheng*, Kevin Duh and Yuji Matsumoto (* equal contribution)
    • ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP), 2015.
    • [paper] [bib]

Parsing Chinese Synthetic Words with a Character-based Dependency Model.

    • Fei Cheng, Kevin Duh and Yuji Matsumoto
    • The Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Reykjavik, Iceland, May 2014.
    • [paper] [bib] [code]

A Hybrid Chinese Spelling Correction Using Language Model and Statistical Machine Translation with Reranking

    • Xiaodong Liu, Fei Cheng, Yanyan Luo, Kevin Duh and Yuji Matsumoto
    • Proceedings of the Seventh SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing, Nagoya, Japan, October 2013.
    • [paper] [bib]

Domestic Conference

時刻アノテーションから導出した時間順序関係による時間情報解析

    • Fei Cheng and Yusuke Miyao
    • The 24th Annual Meeting of the Association for Natural Language Processing (NLP2018), Okayama, Japan, 2018
    • [paper]

経済記事からの不祥事報道検知

    • Jason Bennett, 野原崇史, Fei Cheng, 石田隆, 宮尾祐介.
    • The 24th Annual Meeting of the Association for Natural Language Processing (NLP2018), Okayama, Japan, 2018
    • [paper]


EXPERIENCE

Program-specific Assistant Professor Apr. 2019 - Present

  • Department of Intelligence Science and Technology, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
  • Involved in constructing Artificial Intelligence in medicine.

Postdoctoral Researcher Sep. 2016 - Mar. 2019

  • Research Center for Financial Big Data, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan
  • Advisor: Yusuke Miyao
  • Involved in extracting temporal information from large-scale news articles. Automatic generation of event timeline.

Research Assistant/Researcher Apr. 2012 - Aug. 2016

  • Computational Linguistics Laboratory, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, Japan
  • Advisor: Yuji Matsumoto
  • Involved in building a Chinese synthetic word dictionary with the internal structure information annotated. Defining the annotation standard, hiring four students to complete the annotation work and investigating the annotation quality, and building a synthetic word parser for analyzing internal structure.

Engineer Jul. 2005 - Sep. 2009

  • Jiaoda Withub Information Industrial Company Limited, Shanghai, China


Honors

JASSO Honors scholarship, japan Apr. 2013 - Mar. 2016


Academic Activities

TALLIP 2015~: Reviewer

ACL/COLING 2018: Program Committee Member

NAACL/ACL/EMNLP/AAAI 2019: Program Committee Member