Pidong WANG's Homepage


Senior NLP Engineer
Machine Zone Inc.



Ph.D. in Computer Science, School of Computing, 2014
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Technology, 2007
Harbin Institute of Technology, China


Pidong WANG received a Ph.D degree in Computer Science from the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore in 2014. He received a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Technology from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China in 2007. His research focuses on natural language processing (NLP), information retrieval (IR) and speech processing. In Harbin Institute of Technology, he did some work on Chinese word segmentation, Chinese Part-Of-Speech (POS) tagging and Named Entity Recognition (NER). In National University of Singapore (NUS), he did some research on Machine translation (MT), social media text normalization, Semantic Role Labeling (SRL), and Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR). 

Research Interests

Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, 
Machine Translation, Social Media Text Normalization, Speech Processing, Data Science


NUS Speech Translation System on iPhone [Report of NUS] [Report of Today newspaper] [Link]

NUS Machine Translation Systems

NUS Informal Text (e.g., SMS, Tweets) Machine Translation Systems


Research Achievement Award, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, August 2012

Research Scholarship, National University of Singapore, 2008-2012

Outstanding Graduates, Harbin Institute of Technology, June 2007

Outstanding Graduates of Universities of Heilongjiang Province, May 2007

HP Chinese Excellent Student Scholarship, September 2006



BOJJA, Nikhil, & WANG, Pidong, & LINDER, Fredrik, & PUZON, Bartlomiej (filed in 2014). Systems and Methods for Language Detection



WANG, Pidong, & NAKOV, Preslav, & NG, Hwee Tou (2016). Source Language Adaptation Approaches for Resource-Poor Machine Translation. Computational Linguistics journal. Volume 42 Number 2. [bib]


BOJJA, Nikhil, & NEDUNCHEZHIAN, Arun & WANG, Pidong (2015). Machine Translation in Mobile Games: Augmenting Social Media Text Normalization with Incentivized Feedback. Proceedings of the MT Summit XV (vol. 2: MT Users' Track) (AMTA)[bib]  [AMTA link]

WANG, Pidong, & BOJJA, Nikhil, & KANNAN, Shivasankari (2015). A Language Detection System for Short Chats in Mobile Games. Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Social Media (SocialNLP 2015@NAACL-HLT). [bib]


WANG, Pidong (2013). A Text Rewriting Decoder with Application to Machine Translation. Ph.D. thesis of National University of Singapore.

WANG, Pidong, & NG, Hwee Tou (2013). A Beam-Search Decoder for Normalization of Social Media Text with Application to Machine Translation .Proceedings of the 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies. Atlanta, USA.[bib]


WANG, Pidong, & NAKOV, Preslav, & NG, Hwee Tou (2012). Source Language Adaptation for Resource-Poor Machine Translation.Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning. (pp. 286 – 296). Jeju Island, Korea.[bib]