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Senior Researcher/Manager, Group Leader of Knowledge Graph

Alibaba.com


Research Interest

Information Extraction (Entity Linking, Relation Extraction), Web Search (Query Segmentation),Sentiment Analysis, Spelling Correction, Text Normalisation 

Education

Ph.D in Computer Science, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Bachelor in Computer Science, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)

Work Experience & Internship

Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Singapore
  • Lab Head,  NLP Application, Baidu-I2R Research Center 04/2014-05/2016
  • Scientist II.  Baidu-I2R Research Center; 04/2015-05/2016
  • Scientist I. 03/2013-04/2015
Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), Beijing, China
  • Research Intern , working with Dr. Yunbo Cao and Dr. Chin-Yew Lin.
Awards:

Institute Role Model Award 2014-2015Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)
Excellent Performance 2015-2016; Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)
Singapore MDA IJam Award,2015
Best New Staff Award, 2016 Alibaba
Best Project Award, 2016 Alibaba
Best Project Award,2017 Alibaba
Hangzhou City 521 Talent Award,2017 Hangzhou,China

Publications

Wei Zhang, Yunbo Cao, Chin Yew Lin, Jian Su and Chew-Lim Tan. Learning a Replacement Model for Query Segmentation With Consistency in Search Logs. International Joint Conference for Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2013). (Full Paper).

Wei Zhang, Yunbo Cao, Chin Yew Lin, Jian Su and Chew Lim Tan. An Error Driven Approach to Query Segmentation.  The World Wide Web Conference. Poster. WWW 2013

Wei Zhang, Jian Su, Chew Lim Tan, Yunbo Cao and Chin Yew Lin. A Lazy Learning Model for Entity Linking Using Query-Specific Information. 24rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2012). (Full Paper)

Wei Zhang, Jian Su, Bin Chen, Wenting Wang, Zhiqiang Toh, Yanchuan Sim, Yunbo Cao, Chin Yew Lin and Chew Lim Tan. I2R-NUS-MSRA at TAC 2011: Entity Linking. Text Analysis Conference. Nov 14-15, 2011. Maryland. US. (2nd best accuracy among 21 teams

Wei Zhang, Jian Su and Chew-Lim Tan. A Wikipedia-LDA Model for Entity Linking with Batch Size Changing Instance Selection. International Joint Conference for Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2011), Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 8-13, 2011.[PDF] (Full Paper)

Wei Zhang, Yan Chuan Sim, Jian Su and Chew Lim Tan. Entity Linking with Effective Acronym Expansion, Instance Selection and Topic Modeling. International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence 2011 (IJCAI 2011). Pages 1909-1904. Jul 16-22, 2011. Barcelona, Spain [PDF]. (Full Paper)

Wei Zhang, Yan Chuan Sim, Jian Su and Chew Lim Tan. NUS-I2R: Learning a Combined System for Entity Linking. Text Analysis Conference TAC2010. Nov 15-16, 2010. Maryland. US [PDF].

Wei Zhang, Jian Su, Chew Lim Tan and Wenting Wang. Entity Linking Leveraging Automatically Generated Annotation. 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2010), Pages 1290-1298, August 23-27, 2010, Beijing, China [PDF]. (Full Paper)


Others:

Standing Reviewer of TACL

Program Committee Member:

NLPCC2017, CoLing 2016, EMNLP 2016, NLPCC2016, ACL 2015, ACL 2014, CoLing 2014, IJCAI 2013





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