Publications

Book Chapters

  1. Ming Sun, Yun-Nung Chen, and Alexander I. Rudnicky, "HELPR: A Framework to Break the Barrier across Domains in Spoken Dialog Systems." Dialogues with Social Robots, Springer Singapore, 2017. 257-269.
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Journal Articles

  1. Chao-Wei Huang, Ting-Rui Chiang, Shang-Yu Su, and Yun-Nung Chen, "RAP-Net: Recurrent Attention Pooling Networks for Dialogue Response Selection," in Computer Speech & Language, Vol. 63, 2020.
    doi paper
  2. Hao-Tong Ye, Kai-Ling Lo, Shang-Yu Su, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Knowledge-Grounded Response Generation with Deep Attentional Latent-Variable Model," in Computer Speech & Language, Vol. 63, 2020.
    doi paper
  3. Ting-Rui Chiang, Chao-Wei Huang, Shang-Yu Su, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Learning Multi-Level Information for Dialogue Response Selection by Highway Recurrent Transformer," in Computer Speech & Language, Vol. 63, 2020.
    doi paper
  4. Ssu-Ming Wang, Yu-Hsuan Chang, Lu-Cheng Kuo, Feipei Lai, Yun-Nung Chen, Fei-Yun Yu, Chih-Wei Chen, Zong-Wei Li, Yufang Chung, "Using Deep Learning for Automatic ICD-10 Classification from Free-Text Data," in European Journal for Biomedical Informatics, Volume 16, Issue 1, 2020.
    paper
  5. Hung-Yi Lee, Sz-Rung Shiang, Ching-Feng Yeh, Yun-Nung Chen, Yu Huang, and Lin-Shan Lee, "Spoken Knowledge Organization by Semantic Structuring and a Prototype Coutse Lecture System for Personalized Learning," in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (TASLP), 2014.
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Preprint arXiv

  1. Chulaka Gunasekara, Seokhwan Kim, Luis Fernando D'Haro, Abhinav Rastogi, Yun-Nung Chen, Mihail Eric, Behnam Hedayatnia, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Yang Liu, Chao-Wei Huang, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Jinchao Li, Qi Zhu, Lingxiao Luo, Lars Liden, Kaili Huang, Shahin Shayandeh, Runze Liang, Baolin Peng, Zheng Zhang, Swadheen Shukla, Minlie Huang, Jianfeng Gao, Shikib Mehri, Yulan Feng, Carla Gordon, Seyed Hossein Alavi, David Traum, Maxine Eskenazi, Ahmad Beirami, Eunjoon (EJ)Cho, Paul A. Crook, Ankita De, Alborz Geramifard, Satwik Kottur, Seungwhan Moon, Shivani Poddar, and Rajen Subba, "Overview of the Ninth Dialog System Technology Challenge: DSTC9," arXiv preprint arXiv: 2011.06486, 2020.
    arXiv
  2. Yun-Nung Chen, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Gokan Tur, Asli Celikyilmaz, Jianfeng Gao, and Li Deng, "Knowledge as a Teacher: Knowledge-Guided Structural Attention Networks," arXiv preprint arXiv: 1609.03286, 2016.
    arXiv
  3. Xiujun Li, Zachary C. Lipton, Bhuwan Dhingra, Lihong Li, Jianfeng Gao, and Yun-Nung Chen, "A User Simulator for Task-Completion Dialogues," arXiv preprint arXiv: 1612.05688, 2016.
    arXiv code

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

    2021

  1. Po-Nien Kung, Sheng-Siang Yin, Yi-Cheng Chen, Tse-Hsuan Yang, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Efficient Multi-Task Auxiliary Learning: Selecting Auxiliary Data by Feature Similarity," (to appear) Proceedings of the 2021 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2021), Online and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, November 7-11, 2021. ACL.
  2. Shang-Chi Tsai, Chao-Wei Huang, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Modeling Diagnostic Label Correlation for Automatic ICD Coding," in Proceedings of 2021 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2021), Mexico City, Mexico, June 6-11, 2021. ACL. (acceptance rate: 26%)
    acl code
  3. Boyo Chen, Buo-Fu Chen, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Real-Time Tropical Cyclone Intensity Estimation by Handling Temporally Heterogeneous Satellite Data," in Proceedings of 35th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2021), Virtual, February 2-9, 2021. (acceptance rate: 21.4%)
    arxiv

  4. 2020

  5. Chun-Hsing Lin, Siang-Ruei Wu, Hung-yi Lee, and Yun-Nung Chen, "TaylorGAN: Neighbor-Augmented Policy Update Towards Sample-Efficient Natural Language Generation," in Proceedings of 34th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2020), Virtual, December 16-20, 2020. (acceptance rate: 20.1%)
    paper code
  6. Yu-An Wang and Yun-Nung Chen, "What Do Position Embeddings Learn? An Empirical Study of Pre-Trained Language Model Positional Encoding," in Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2020), pages 6840-6849, Online, November 16-20, 2020. ACL. (acceptance rate: 22.4%)
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  7. Yung-Sung Chuang, Shang-Yu Su, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Lifelong Language Knowledge Distillation," in Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2020), pages 2914-2924, Online, November 16-20, 2020. ACL. (acceptance rate: 22.4%)
    arxiv code
  8. Po-Nien Kung, Tse-Hsuan Yang, Yicheng Chen, Sheng-Siang Yin, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Zero-Shot Rationalization by Multi-Task Transfer Learning from Question Answering," in Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EMNLP 2020, pages 2187-2197, November 16-20, 2020. ACL. (acceptance rate: further 15.5%)
    paper acl code
  9. Shang-Yu Su, Yung-Sung Chuang, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Dual Inference for Improving Language Understanding and Generation," in Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EMNLP 2020, pages 4930-4936, November 16-20, 2020. ACL. (acceptance rate: further 15.5%)
    arxiv acl code
  10. Shang-Yu Su, Chao-Wei Huang and Yun-Nung Chen, "Towards Unsupervised Language Understanding and Generation by Joint Dual Learning," in Proceedings of The 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2020), pages 671-680, Seattle, WA, U.S., July 5-10, 2020. ACL. (acceptance rate: 22.7%)
    paper acl code
  11. Chao-Wei Huang and Yun-Nung Chen, "Learning Spoken Language Representations with Neural Lattice Language Modeling," in Proceedings of The 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2020), pages 3764-3769, Seattle, WA, U.S., July 5-10, 2020. ACL. (short paper acceptance rate: 17.6%)
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  12. Chao-Wei Huang and Yun-Nung Chen, "Learning ASR-Robust Contextualized Embeddings for Spoken Language Understanding," in Proceedings of The 45th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2020), Barcelona, Spain, May 4-8, 2020. IEEE.
    paper code slide oral
  13. Yun-Nung Chen, "Robust and Scalable Conversational AI," in Companion Proceedings of the Web Conference (WWW 2020), pages 431-432, Taipei, Taiwan, April 20-24, 2020. ACM.
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  14. Ting-Rui Chiang, Hao-Tong Ye, and Yun-Nung Chen, "An Empirical Study of Content Understanding in Conversational Question Answering," in Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2020), New York, NY, February 7-12, 2020. (paper acceptance rate: 20.6%)
    arxiv code slide poster

  15. 2019

  16. Chao-Wei Huang and Yun-Nung Chen, "Adapting Pretrained Transformer to Lattices for Spoken Language Understanding," in Proceedings of 2019 IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU 2019), pages 845-852, Sentosa, Singapore, December 14-18, 2019.
    paper code
  17. Yu-An Wang and Yun-Nung Chen, "Dialogue Environments are Different from Games: Investigating Variants of Deep Q-Networks for Dialogue Policy," in Proceedings of 2019 IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU 2019), pages 1070-1076, Sentosa, Singapore, December 14-18, 2019.
    paper code
  18. Yi-Ting Yeh and Yun-Nung Chen, "QAInfomax: Learning Robust Question Answering System by Mutual Information Maximization," in Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and 9th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019), pages 3370-3375, Hong Kong, China, November 3-7, 2019. ACL. (oral paper acceptance rate: 4.5%)
    paper acl code
  19. Ting-Yun Chang and Yun-Nung Chen, "What Does This Word Mean? Explaining Contextualized Embeddings with Natural Language Definition," in Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and 9th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019), pages 6066-6072, Hong Kong, China, November 3-7, 2019. ACL. (acceptance rate: 20.5%)
    paper acl code demo
  20. Yi-Lin Tuan, Yun-Nung Chen, and Hung-Yi Lee, "DyKgChat: Benchmarking Dialogue Generation Grounding on Dynamic Knowledge Graphs," in Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and 9th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019), pages 1855-1865, Hong Kong, China, November 3-7, 2019. ACL. (acceptance rate: 23.8%)
    acl arXiv code
  21. Yau-Shian Wang, Hung-Yi Lee, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Tree Transformer: Integrating Tree Structures into Self-Attention," in Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and 9th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019), pages 1061-1070, Hong Kong, China, November 3-7, 2019. ACL. (acceptance rate: 23.8%)
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  22. Yi-Ting Yeh and Yun-Nung Chen, "FlowDelta: Modeling Flow Information Gain in Reasoning for Conversational Machine Comprehension," in Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Machine Reading for Question Answering (MRQA 2019), pages 86-90, Hong Kong, China, November 4, 2019. ACL.
    code acl arxiv
  23. Te-Wei Shieh, Yung-Sung Chuang, Shang-Yu Su, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Towards Understanding of Medical Randomized Controlled Trials by Conclusion Generation," in Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis at EMNLP (LOUHI 2019), Hong Kong, China, November 3, 2019. ACL.
    code paper arxiv
  24. Shang-Chi Tsai, Ting-Yun Chang, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Leveraging Hierarchical Category Knowledge for Data-Imbalanced Multi-Label Diagnostic Text Understanding," in Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis at EMNLP (LOUHI 2019), Hong Kong, China, November 3, 2019. ACL.
    paper
  25. Shang-Yu Su, Chao-Wei Huang, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Dual Supervised Learning for Natural Language Understanding and Generation," in Proceedings of The 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2019), pages 5472-5477, Florence, Italy, July 28-Aug 2, 2019. ACL. (short paper acceptance rate: 18.2%)
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  26. Ting-Rui Chiang and Yun-Nung Chen, "Semantically-Aligned Equation Generation for Solving and Reasoning Math Word Problems," in Proceedings of 2019 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2019), Minneapolis, June 2-7, 2019. ACL. (oral paper acceptance rate: 12.2%)
    acl arXiv slide code
  27. Shang-Yu Su, Pei-Chieh Yuan, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Dynamically Context-Sensitive Time-Decay Attention for Dialogue Modeling," in Proceedings of The 44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2019), Brighton, U.K., May 12-17, 2019. IEEE.
    paper arXiv
  28. Yu-An Wang, Yu-Kai Huang, Tzu-Chuan Lin, Shang-Yu Su, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Modeling Melodic Feature Dependency with Modularized Variational Auto-Encoder," in Proceedings of The 44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2019), Brighton, U.K., May 12-17, 2019. IEEE.
    paper arXiv slide code demo oral
  29. Shang-Yu Su, Shan-Wei Lin, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Compound Variational Auto-Encoder," in Proceedings of The 44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2019), Brighton, U.K., May 12-17, 2019. IEEE.
    paper
  30. Chia-Hsuan Lee, Yun-Nung Chen, and Hung-Yi Lee, "Mitigating the Impact of Speech Recognition Errors on Spoken Question Answering by Adversarial Domain Adaptation," in Proceedings of The 44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2019), Brighton, U.K., May 12-17, 2019. IEEE.
    arXiv

  31. 2018

  32. Chih-Wen Goo and Yun-Nung Chen, "Abstractive Dialogue Summarization with Sentence-Gated Modeling Optimized by Dialogue Acts," in Proceedings of 7th IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT 2018), Athens, Greece, December 18-21, 2018. IEEE.
    paper code arXiv
  33. Shang-Yu Su and Yun-Nung Chen, "Investigating Linguistic Pattern Ordering in Hierarchical Natural Language Generation," in Proceedings of 7th IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT 2018), Athens, Greece, December 18-21, 2018. IEEE.
    paper code arXiv
  34. Ta-Chung Chi and Yun-Nung Chen, "CLUSE: Cross-Lingual Unsupervised Sense Embeddings," in Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2018), pages 271-281, Brussels, Belgium, October 31-November 4, 2018. ACL. (acceptance rate: 24.6%)
    paper acl arXiv code
  35. Shang-Yu Su, Xiujun Li, Jianfeng Gao, Jingjing Liu, and Yun-Nung Chen, " Discriminative Deep Dyna-Q: Robust Planning for Dialogue Policy Learning," in Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2018), pages 3813-3823, Brussels, Belgium, October 31-November 4, 2018. ACL. (acceptance rate: 24.6%)
    paper acl code arXiv
  36. Shang-Yu Su, Pei-Chieh Yuan, and Yun-Nung Chen, "How Time Matters: Learning Time-Decay Attention for Contextual Spoken Language Understanding in Dialogues," in Proceedings of 2018 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2018), pages 2133-2142, New Orleans, June 1-6, 2018. ACL. (acceptance rate: 29%)
    paper acl code
  37. Shang-Yu Su, Kai-Ling Lo, Yi-Ting Yeh, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Natural Language Generation by Hierarchical Decoding with Linguistic Patterns," in Proceedings of 2018 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2018), pages 61-66, New Orleans, June 1-6, 2018. ACL. (acceptance rate: 29%)
    paper acl code
  38. Chih-Wen Goo, Guang Gao, Yun-Kai Hsu, Chih-Li Huo, Tsung-Chieh Chen, Keng-Wei Hsu, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Slot-Gated Modeling for Joint Slot Filling and Intent Prediction," in Proceedings of 2018 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2018), pages 753-757, New Orleans, June 1-6, 2018. ACL. (acceptance rate: 29%)
    paper acl code
  39. Baolin Peng, Xiujun Li, Jianfeng Gao, Jingjing Liu, Yun-Nung Chen and Kam-Fai Wong, " Adversarial Advantage Actor-Critic Model for Task-Completion Dialogue Policy Learning," in Proceedings of The 43rd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2018), Calgary, Canada, April 15-20, 2018. IEEE.
    paper poster arXiv

  40. 2017

  41. Po-Chun Chen, Ta-Chung Chi, Shang-Yu Su, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Dynamic Time-Aware Attention to Speaker Roles and Contexts for Spoken Language Understanding," in Proceedings of 2017 IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU 2017), pages 554-560, Okinawa, Japan, December 16-20, 2017.
    paper poster arXiv doi code bib
  42. Yun-Nung Chen and Jianfeng Gao, "Open-Domain Neural Dialogue Systems," in Proceedings of the The 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing - Tutorial Abstracts (IJCNLP 2017), pages 6-10, Taipei, Taiwan, November 27-December 1, 2017. AFNLP.
    acl website slide
  43. Ta-Chung Chi, Po-Chun Chen, Shang-Yu Su, and Yun-Nung Chen, "Speaker Role Contextual Modeling for Language Understanding and Dialogue Policy Learning," in Proceedings of The 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2017), pages 163-168, Taipei, Taiwan, November 27-December 1, 2017. AFNLP.
    paper poster acl arXiv code bib
  44. Xiujun Li, Yun-Nung Chen, Lihong Li, Jianfeng Gao, and Asli Celikyilmaz, "End-to-End Task-Completion Neural Dialogue Systems," in Proceedings of The 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2017), pages 733-743, Taipei, Taiwan, November 27-December 1, 2017. AFNLP. (oral long paper)
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  45. Guang-He Lee and Yun-Nung Chen, "MUSE: Modularizing Unsupervised Sense Embeddings," in Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2017), pages 327-337, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 7-11, 2017. ACL. (acceptance rate: 22%)
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  46. Bo Ru Lu, Frank Shyu, Yun-Nung Chen, Hung-Yi Lee, and Lin-Shan Lee, "Order-Preserving Abstractive Summarization for Spoken Content Based on Connectionist Temporal Classification," in Proceedings of The 18th Annual Meeting of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2017), pages 2899-2903, Stockholm, Sweden, August 20-24, 2017. ISCA.
    paper isca doi bib
  47. Bhuwan Dhingra, Lihong Li, Xiujun Li, Jianfeng Gao, Yun-Nung Chen, Faisal Ahmed, and Li Deng, "Towards End-to-End Reinforcement Learning of Dialogue Agents for Information Access," in Proceedings of The 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2017), pages 484-495, Vancouver, Canada, July 30-Augest 4, 2017. ACL. (oral paper acceptance rate: 11.5%)
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  48. Yun-Nung Chen, Asli Celikyilmaz, and Dilek Hakkani-Tur, "Deep Learning for Dialogue Systems," in Proceedings of The 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Tutorial Abstracts (ACL 2017), pages 8-14, Vancouver, Canada, July 30-Augest 4, 2017. ACL.
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  49. Ting-Hao Kenneth Huang, Yun-Nung Chen, and Jeffery P. Bigham, "Real-Time On-Demand Crowd-powered Entity Extraction," in Proceedings of The 5th Edition of The Collective Intelligence Conference (CI 2017), New York, June 15-16, 2017.
    arXiv code demo slide
  50. Xuesong Yang, Yun-Nung Chen, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Paul Crook, Xiujun Li, Jianfeng Gao, and Li Deng, "End-to-End Joint Learning of Natural Language Understanding and Dialogue Manager," in Proceedings of The 42nd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2017), pages 5690-5694, New Orleans, March 5-9, 2017. IEEE.
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  51. 2016

  52. Yun-Nung Chen, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Gokan Tur, Asli Celikyilmaz, Jianfeng Gao, and Li Deng, "Syntax or Semantics? Knowledge-Guided Joint Semantic Frame Parsing," in Proceedings of 6th IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT 2016), pages 348-355, San Diego, December 13-16, 2016. IEEE.
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  53. Ming Sun, Aasish Pappu, Yun-Nung Chen, and Alexander I. Rudnicky, "Weakly Supervised User Intent Detection for Multi-Domain Dialogues," in Proceedings of 6th IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT 2016), pages 91-97, San Diego, December 13-16, 2016. IEEE.
    paper ieee doi code
  54. Yun-Nung Chen, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Gokhan Tur, Jianfeng Gao, and Li Deng, "End-to-End Memory Networks with Knowledge Carryover for Multi-Turn Spoken Language Understanding," Proceedings of The 17th Annual Meeting of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2016), pages 3245-3249, San Francisco, September 8-12, 2016.
    paper isca slide code bib
  55. Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Gokhan Tur, Asli Celikyilmaz, Yun-Nung Chen, Jianfeng Gao, Li Deng, and Ye-Yi Wang, "Multi-Domain Joint Semantic Frame Parsing using Bi-directional RNN-LSTM," Proceedings of The 17th Annual Meeting of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2016), pages 715-719, San Francisco, September 8-12, 2016.
    paper isca code bib
  56. Yun-Nung Chen and Dilek Hakkani-Tur, "AIMU: Actionable Items for Meeting Understanding," in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), Portoroz, Slovenia, May 23-28, 2016.
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  57. Ming Sun, Yun-Nung Chen, Zhenhao Hua, Yulian Tamres-Rudnicky Arnab Dash, and Alexander I. Rudnicky, "AppDialogue: Multi-App Dialogues for Intelligent Assistants," Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), Portoroz, Slovenia, May 23-28, 2016.
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  58. Yun-Nung Chen, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, and Xiaodong He, "Zero-Shot Learning of Intent Embeddings for Expansion by Convolutional Deep Structured Semantic Models," in Proceedings of The 41st IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2016), Shanghai, China, March 20-25, 2016. IEEE.
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  59. Yun-Nung Chen, Ming Sun, and Alexander I. Rudnicky, "Unsupervised User Intent Modeling by Feature-Enriched Matrix Factorization," in Proceedings of The 41st IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2016), Shanghai, China, March 20-25, 2016. IEEE.
    paper poster bib
  60. Ming Sun, Yun-Nung Chen, and Alexander I. Rudnicky, "An Intelligent Assistant for High-Level Task Understanding," in Proceedings of The 21st Annual Meeting of the Intelligent Interfaces Community (IUI 2016), pages 169-174, Sonoma, CA, March 7-10, 2016. ACM. (accetance rate: 24%)
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  61. Ming Sun, Yun-Nung Chen, and Alexander I. Rudnicky, "HELPR: A Framework to Break the Barrier across Domains in Spoken Dialog Systems," in Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS 2016), Saariselka, Finland, January 13-16, 2016.
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  62. 2015

  63. Yun-Nung Chen, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, and Xiaodong He, "Detecting Actionable Items in Meetings by Convolutional Deep Structured Semantic Models," in Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU 2015), pages 375-382, Scottsdale, AZ, December 13-17, 2016. IEEE.
    paper ieee poster bib
  64. Yun-Nung Chen, Sun Ming, Alexander I Rudnicky, and Anatole Gershman, "Leveraging Behavioral Patterns of Mobile Applications for Personalized Spoken Language Understanding," in Proceedings of The 17th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2015), pages 83-86, Seattle, WA, November 9-13, 2015. ACM. (oral paper acceptance rate: 18.9%)
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  65. Yun-Nung Chen, William Yang Wang, and Alexander I Rudnicky, "Learning Semantic Hierarchy with Distributed Representations for Unsupervised Spoken Language Understanding," in Proceedings of The 16th Annual Meeting of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2015), pages 1869-1873, Dresden, Germany, September 6-10, 2015. ISCA.
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  66. Ming Sun, Yun-Nung Chen, and Alexander I Rudnicky, "Learning OOV through Semantic Relatedness in Spoken Dialog Systems," in Proceedings of The 16th Annual Meeting of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2015), pages 1453-1457, Dresden, Germany, September 6-10, 2015. ISCA.
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  67. Yun-Nung Chen, William Yang Wang, Anatole Gershman, and Alexander I Rudnicky, "Matrix Factorization with Knowledge Graph Propagation for Unsupervised Spoken Language Understanding," in Proceedings of The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 7th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2015), pages 483-494, Beijing, China, July 26-31, 2015. ACL. (oral paper acceptance rate: 15.6%)
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  68. Yun-Nung Chen, William Yang Wang, and Alexander I Rudnicky, "Jointly Modeling Inter-Slot Relations by Random Walk on Knowledge Graphs for Unsupervised Spoken Language Understanding," in Proceedings of 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2015), pages 619-629, Denver, CO, May 31-June 5, 2015. ACL. (acceptance rate: 26%)
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  69. 2014

  70. Yun-Nung Chen, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, and Gokhan Tur, "Deriving Local Relational Surface Forms from Dependency-Based Entity Embeddings for Unsupervised Spoken Language Understanding," in Proceedings of the 5th IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT 2014), pages 242-247, Lake Tahoe, CA, December 7-10, 2014. IEEE.
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  71. Yun-Nung Chen and Alexander I. Rudnicky, "Dynamically Supporting Unexplored Domains in Conversational Interactions by Enriching Semantics with Neural Word Embeddings," in Proceedings of the 5th IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT 2014), pages 590-595, Lake Tahoe, CA, December 7-10, 2014. IEEE.
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  72. Yun-Nung Chen, William Yang Wang, and Alexander I. Rudnicky, "Leveraging Frame Semantics and Distributional Semantics for Unsupervised Spoken Language Understanding," in Proceedings of the 5th IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT 2014), pages 584-589, Lake Tahoe, CA, December 7-10, 2014. IEEE.
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  73. Yun-Nung Chen and Alexander I. Rudnicky, "Two-Stage Stochastic Natural Language Generation for Email Synthesis by Modeling Sender Style and Topic Structure," in Proceedings of the 8th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2014), pages 152-156, Philadelphia, PA, June 19-21, 2014. ACL.
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  74. 2013

  75. Yun-Nung Chen, William Yang Wang, and Alexander I Rudnicky, "Unsupervised Induction and Filling of Semantic Slots for Spoken Dialogue Systems Using Frame-Semantic Parsing," in Proceedings of 2013 IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU 2013), pages 120-125, Olomooc, Czech Republic, December 9-12, 2013. IEEE. (Best Student Paper Award: 1/~170; <0.6%)
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  76. Sujay Kumar Jauhar, Yun-Nung Chen, and Florian Metze, "Prosody-Based Unsupervised Speech Summarization with Two-Layer Mutually Reinforced Random Walk," in Proceedings of The 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2013), pages 648-654, Nagoya, Japan, October 14-18, 2013. ACL.
    paper acl slide bib
  77. Yun-Nung Chen and Florian Metze, "Multi-Layer Mutually Reinforced Random Walk with Hidden Parameters for Improved Multi-Party Meeting Summarization," in Proceedings of The 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2013), pages 485-489, Lyon, France, Auguest 25-29, 2013. ISCA.
    paper isca slide bib
  78. Yun-Nung Chen, William Yang Wang, and Alexander I. Rudnicky, "An Empirical Investigation of Sparse Log-Linear Models for Improved Dialogue Act Classification," in Proceedings of The 38th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2013), pages 8317-8321, Vancouver, Canada, May 26-31, 2013. IEEE.
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  79. Sunayana Sitaram, Sukhada Palkar, Yun-Nung Chen, Alok Parlikar, and Alan W. Black, "Bootstrapping Text-to-Speech for Speech Processing in Languages without An Orthography," in Proceedings of The 38th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2013), pages 7992-7996, Vancouver, Canada, May 26-31, 2013. IEEE.
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  80. 2012

  81. Yun-Nung Chen and Florian Metze, "Two-Layer Mutually Reinforced Random Walk for Improved Multi-Party Meeting Summarization," in Proceedings of the 4th IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT 2012), pages 461-466, Miami, FL, December 2-5, 2012. IEEE.
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  82. Yun-Nung Chen and Florian Metze, "Integrating Intra-Speaker Topic Modeling and Temporal-Based Inter-Speaker Topic Modeling in Random Walk for Improved Multi-Party Meeting Summarization," in Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2012), pages 2346-2359, Portland, OR, September 9-13, 2012. ISCA. (Best Student Paper Shortlist: 10/~1300; <0.8%)
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  83. Yun-Nung Chen, Kai-Min Chang, and Jack Mostow, "Towards Using EEG to Improve ASR Accuracy," in Proceedings of 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2012), pages 382-385, Montreal, Canada, June 3-8, 2012. ACL.
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  84. Yun-Nung Chen and Florian Metze, "Intra-Speaker Topic Modeling for Improved Multi-Party Meeting Summarization with Integrated Random Walk," in Proceedings of 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2012), pages 377-381, Montreal, Canada, June 3-8, 2012. ACL.
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  85. Yun-Nung Chen, Yu Huang, Hung-Yi Lee, and Lin-Shan Lee, "Unsupervised Two-Stage Keyword Extraction from Spoken Documents by Topic Coherence and Support Vector Machine," in Proceedings of the 37th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2012), pages 5041-5044, Kyoto, Japan, March 25-30, 2012. IEEE.
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  86. Hung-Yi Lee, Yun-Nung Chen, and Lin-Shan Lee, "Utterance-level Latent Topic Transition Modeling for Spoken Documents and Its Application in Automatic Summarization," in Proceedings of the 37th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2012), pages 5065-5068, Kyoto, Japan, March 25-30, 2012. IEEE.
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  87. 2011

  88. Hung-Yi Lee, Yun-Nung Chen, and Lin-Shan Lee, "Improved Speech Summarization and Spoken Term Detection with Graphical Analysis of Utterance Similarities," in Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference 2011 (APSIPA ASC 2011), Xian, China, October 18-21, 2011.
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  89. Yun-Nung Chen, Yu Huang, Ching-Feng Yeh, and Lin-Shan Lee, "Spoken Lecture Summarization by Random Walk over a Graph Constructed with Automatically Extracted Key Terms," in Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2011), pages 933-936, Florence, Italy, August 28-31, 2011. ISCA.
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  90. Yun-Nung Chen, Chia-Ping Chen, Hung-Yi Lee, Chun-An Chan, and Lin-Shan Lee, "Improved Spoken Term Detection with Graph-Based Re-Ranking in Feature Space," in Proceedings of the 36th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2011), pages 5644-5647, Prague, Czech Republic, May 22-27, 2011. IEEE.
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  91. 2010

  92. Yun-Nung Chen, Yu Huang, Sheng-Yi Kong, and Lin-Shan Lee, "Automatic Key Term Extraction from Spoken Course Lectures Using Branching Entropy and Prosodic/Semantic Features," in Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT 2010), pages 265-270, Berkeley, CA, December 12-15, 2010. IEEE. (Best Student Paper Award: 2/~150; <2%)
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Patents

  1. Yun-Nung Chen, Dilek Z Hakkani-tur, Gokhan Tur, Asli Celikyilmaz, Jianfeng Gao, and Li Deng "Knowledge-Guided Structural Attention Processing," US Patent 15/258,639, 2018.
  2. Lihong Li, Bhuwan Dhingra, Jianfeng Gao, Xiujun Li, Yun-Nung Chen, Li Deng, and Faisal Ahmed "End-to-End Learning of Dialogue Agents for Information Acess," US Patent 15/406,425, 2018.
  3. Yun-Nung Chen, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Gokhan Tur, Li Deng, and Jianfeng Gao, "End-to-End Memory Networks for Contextual Language Understanding." US Patent 20,170,372,200, 2017.
  4. Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Asli Celikyilmaz, Yun-Nung Chen, Li Deng, Jianfeng Gao, Gokhan Tur, and Ye-Yi Wang, "Multi-Domain Joint Semantic Frame Parsing." US Patent 20,170,372,199, 2017.
  5. Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Xiodong He, Yun-Nung Chen, "Detecting Actionable Items in a Conversation among Participants." US Patent 14/864,674, 2017.

Workshop Paper / Conference Demo Paper / Position Paper

  1. Yun-Nung Chen, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Gokhan Tur, Jianfeng Gao, Asli Celikyilmaz and Li Deng, "Contextual and Structural Language Understanding in Dialogues," in Extended Abstract Woman in Natual Language Processing Workshop (WiNLP 2017), Vancouver, Canada, July 30, 2017.
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  2. Yun-Nung Chen, Ming Sun, and Alexander I. Rudnicky, "Towards Spoken Language Interfaces for Mobile Applications," in Proceedings of CHI 2016 Workshop on Designing Speech and Language Interaction for Mobile and Wearable Computing (CHI-DSLI 2016), San Jose, CA, May 7-8, 2016.
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  3. Ming Sun, Yun-Nung Chen and Alexander I. Rudnicky, "Learning User Intentions Spanning Multiple Domains," in Proceedings of IUI 2016 Workshop on Interacting with Smart Objects (SmartObjects 2016), Sonoma, CA, March 10, 2016.
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  4. Yun-Nung Chen, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, and Xiaodong He, "Learning Bidirectional Intent Embeddings by Convolutional Deep Structred Semantic Models for Spoken Language Understanding," in Extended Abstract of The 29th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems - Machine Learning for Spoken Language Understanding and Interactions Workshop (NIPS-SLU 2015), Montreal, Canada, December 11, 2015.
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  5. Yun-Nung Chen, Ming Sun, and Alexander I. Rudnicky, "Matrix Factorization with Domain Knowledge and Behavioral Patterns for Intent Modeling," in Extended Abstract of The 29th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems - Machine Learning for Spoken Language Understanding and Interactions Workshop (NIPS-SLU 2015), Montreal, Canada, December 11, 2015.
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  6. Ming Sun, Yun-Nung Chen, and Alexander I. Rudnicky, "Understanding User's Cross-Domain Intentions in Spoken Dialog Systems," in Extended Abstract of The 29th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems - Machine Learning for Spoken Language Understanding and Interactions Workshop (NIPS-SLU 2015), Montreal, Canada, December 11, 2015.
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  7. Ting-Hao Kenneth Huang, Yun-Nung Chen, and Lingpeng Kong, "ACBiMA: Advanced Chinese Bi-Character Word Morphological Analyzer," in Proceedings of The 8th SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing (SIGHAN-8), Beijing, China, July 30-31, 2015. ACL.
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  8. Yun-Nung Chen and Alexander I. Rudnicky, "Two-Stage Stochastic Email Synthesizer," in Proceedings of the 8th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2014), Demo Session, pages 99-102, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 19-21, 2014. Association for Computational Linguistics. [paper ] [bib ] [poster ]
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  9. Seshadri Sridharan, Yun-Nung Chen, Kai-Min Chang, and Alexander I. Rudnicky, "NeuroDialog: An EEG-Enabled Spoken Dialog Interface," in Proceedings of The 14th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2012), Demo Session, Santa Monica, CA, October 22-26, 2012.
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  10. Sheng-Yi Kong, Miao-Ru Wu, Che-Kuang Lin, Yi-Sheng Fu, Yung-Yu Chung, Yu Huang, Yun-Nung Chen, Lin-shan Lee, "NTU Virtual Instructor - A Spoken Language System Offering Services of Learning on Demand Using Video/Audio/Slides of Course Lectures," in Show and Tell of the 34th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2009), Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., April, 2009. (System available at NTU Virtural Instructor)

Thesis

  1. Yun-Nung Chen, "Unsupervised Learning and Modeling of Knowledge and Intent for Spoken Dialogue Systems," Ph.D. Dissertation in Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, December 2015.
    Committee: Prof. Alexander I. Rudnicky (chair); Prof. Anatole Gershman (co-chair), Prof. Alan W Black, Dr. Dilek Hakkani-Tur (Microsoft Research)
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    A thesis proposal in Proceedings of The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and The 7th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing Student Research Workshop (ACL-IJCNLP SRW 2015), thesis proposal, Beijing, China, July 26-31, 2015. ACL.
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  2. Yun-Nung Chen, "Automatic Key Term Extraction and Summarization from Spoken Course Lectures," M.S. Thesis in Computer Science, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, June 2011. (ACLCLP Thesis Award)
    Committee: Prof. Lin-Shan Lee (advisor); Prof. Sin-Horng Chen (NCTU), Prof. Hsiao-Chuan Wang (NTHU), Prof. Jen-Tzung Chien (NCKU), Dr. Chiu-Yu Tseng (Taiwan Academic Sinica)
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  3. Yun-Nung Chen and Yi-Hua Chen, "The Formulation and Analysis of Unlock Problem," High School Thesis in Math and Science Excellent Class, Taipei First Girls' High School, Taiwan, June 2004.
    Thesis advisor: Cheng-Kuei Li, Math and Science Gifted Program Subjects: Math and Arrangement Combination
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