Refereed papers and book chapters

63. Xin Wang, Jiawei Wu, Da Zhang, Yu Su, William Yang Wang, "Learning to Compose Topic-Aware Mixture of Experts for Zero-Shot Video Captioning", to appear in Proceedings of the Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2019), long paper, Honolulu, HI, USA, Jan 27 - Feb 1, 2019, AAAI.

62. Yijun Xiao and William Yang Wang, "Quantifying Uncertainties in Natural Language Processing Tasks", to appear in Proceedings of the Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2019), long paper, Honolulu, HI, USA, Jan 27 - Feb 1, 2019, AAAI.

61. Wenhan Xiong, Mo Yu, Shiyu Chang, Xiaoxiao Guo and William Yang Wang, "One-Shot Relational Learning for Knowledge Graphs", to appear in Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2018), long paper, Brussels, Belgium, Oct 31-Nov 4, ACL. PDF BIB CODE

60. Wenhu Chen, Jianshu Chen, Yu Su, Xin Wang, Dong Yu, Xifeng Yan and William Yang Wang, "XL-NBT: A Cross-lingual Neural Belief Tracking Framework", to appear in Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2018), long paper, Brussels, Belgium, Oct 31-Nov 4, ACL. PDF BIB CODE

59. Jing Qian, Mai ElSherief, Elizabeth Belding and William Yang Wang, "Hierarchical CVAE for Fine-Grained Hate Speech Classification", to appear in Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2018), long paper, Brussels, Belgium, Oct 31-Nov 4, ACL. PDF BIB

58. Vivek Kulkarni, Junting Ye, Steve Skiena and William Yang Wang, "Multi-view Models for Political Ideology Detection of News Articles", to appear in Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2018), long paper, Brussels, Belgium, Oct 31-Nov 4, ACL. PDF BIB

57. Shuqing Bian, Zhenpeng Deng, Fei Li, Will Monroe, Peng Shi, Zijun Sun, Wei Wu, Sikuang Wang, William Yang Wang, Arianna Yuan, Tianwei Zhang, and Jiwei Li, "IcoRating: A Deep-Learning System for Scam ICO Identification", preprint arxiv PDF

56. Xin Wang, Wenhan Xiong, Hongmin Wang, William Yang Wang, "Look Before You Leap: Bridging Model-Free and Model-Based Reinforcement Learning for Planned-Ahead Vision-and-Language Navigation", to appear in Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2018), preprint arxiv PDF BIB

55. Pengda Qin, Weiran Xu, and William Yang Wang, "DSGAN: Generative Adversarial Training for Robust Distant Supervision Relation Extraction", in Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2018), full paper, Melbourne, Australia, July 15-20, 2018, ACL. Preprint arxiv PDF BIB

54. Qingyu Yin, Yu Zhang, Wei-Nan Zhang, Ting Liu, and William Yang Wang, "Deep Reinforcement Learning for Chinese Zero Pronoun Resolution", in Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2018), full paper, Melbourne, Australia, July 15-20, 2018, ACL. Preprint arxiv PDF BIB CODE

53. Xin Wang, Wenhu Chen, Yuan-Fang Wang, and William Yang Wang, "No Metrics Are Perfect: Adversarial Reward Learning for Visual Storytelling", in Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2018), full paper, Melbourne, Australia, July 15-20, 2018, ACL. Preprint arxiv PDF BIB

52. Pengda Qin, Weiran Xu, and William Yang Wang, "Robust Distant Supervision via Deep Reinforcement Learning", in Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2018), full paper, Melbourne, Australia, July 15-20, 2018, ACL. Preprint arxiv PDF BIB

51. Xianda Zhou and William Yang Wang, "MOJITALK: Generating Emotional Responses at Scale", in Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2018), full paper, Melbourne, Australia, July 15-20, 2018, ACL. Preprint arxiv PDF BIB CODE and DATA

50. Wenhan Xiong, Xiaoxiao Guo, Mo Yu, Shiyu Chang, Bowen Zhou, and William Yang Wang, "Scheduled Policy Optimization for Natural Language Communication with Intelligent Agents", in Proceedings of the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-ECAI 2018), full oral paper, Stockholm, Sweden, July 13-19, 2018, IJCAI. Preprint arxiv PDF BIB CODE

49. Mai Elsherief, Vivek Kulkarni, Dana Nguyen, William Yang Wang, and Elizabeth Belding, "Hate Lingo: A Target-based Linguistic Analysis of Hate Speech in Social Media", in Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2018), full paper, Stanford, CA, USA, June 25-28, 2018, AAAI. PDF BIB

48. Xin Wang, Wenhu Chen, Jiawei Wu, Yuan-Fang Wang, and William Yang Wang, "Video Captioning via Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning", in Proceedings of the Thirtieth IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2018), full paper, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, June 18 - June 22, 2018, IEEE/CVF. PDF DATA BIB

47. Xin Wang, Yuan-Fang Wang, and William Yang Wang, "Watch, Listen, and Describe: Globally and Locally Aligned Cross-Modal Attentions for Video Captioning", in Proceedings of The 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2018), short paper, New Orleans, LA, USA, June 1 - June 6, 2018, ACL. PDF BIB

46. Jing Qian, Mai ElSherief, Elizabeth Belding, and William Yang Wang, "Leveraging Intra-User and Inter-User Representation Learning for Automated Hate Speech Detection", in Proceedings of The 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2018), short paper, New Orleans, LA, USA, June 1 - June 6, 2018, ACL. PDF BIB

45. Wenhu Chen, Wenhan Xiong, Xifeng Yan and William Yang Wang, "Variational Knowledge Graph Reasoning", in Proceedings of The 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2018), long oral paper, New Orleans, LA, USA, June 1 - June 6, 2018, ACL. Preprint arxiv PDF BIB

44. Jiawei Wu, Lei Li, and William Yang Wang, "Reinforced Co-Training", in Proceedings of The 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2018), long paper, New Orleans, LA, USA, June 1 - June 6, 2018, ACL. PDF BIB

43. Vivek Kulkarni and William Yang Wang, "Simple Models for Word Formation in Slang", in Proceedings of The 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2018), long paper, New Orleans, LA, USA, June 1 - June 6, 2018, ACL. PDF BIB CODE

42. Liwei Cai and William Yang Wang, "KBGAN: Adversarial Learning for Knowledge Graph Embeddings", in Proceedings of The 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2018), long oral paper, New Orleans, LA, USA, June 1 - June 6, 2018, ACL. Preprint arxiv PDF CODE BIB

41. Ke Ni and William Yang Wang, "Learning to Explain Non-Standard English Words and Phrases", in Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2017), short paper, Taipei, Taiwan, Nov.27-Dec.1, AFNLP. (Oral short paper acceptance rate: 8.6%) PDF BIB DATA

40. Wenhan Xiong, Thien Hoang, and William Yang Wang, "DeepPath: A Reinforcement Learning Method for Knowledge Graph Reasoning", in Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2017), long oral paper, Copenhagen, Denmark, Sept. 7-11, ACL. (Oral paper acceptance rate: 7.5%) PDF CODE NELL-995 DATASET BIB

39. YiYao Huang and William Yang Wang, "Deep Residual Learning for Weakly-Supervised Relation Extraction", in Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2017), short paper, Copenhagen, Denmark, Sept. 7-11, ACL. (Short paper acceptance rate: 18.4%) PDF BIB CODE

38. William Yang Wang, "Liar, Liar Pants on Fire": A New Benchmark Dataset for Fake News Detection, to appear in Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2017), short paper, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 30-August 4, ACL. (Short paper acceptance rate: 18.9%) DATA PDF BIB

37. William Yang Wang and William W Cohen, "Learning First-Order Logic Embeddings via Matrix Factorization", in Proceedings of the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2016), long paper, New York, NY, U.S.A., July 9-15th, AAAI. PDF BIB

36. William Yang Wang, Yashar Mehdad, Drago Radev, and Amanda Stent, "A Low-Rank Approximation Approach to Learning Joint Embeddings of News Stories and Images for Timeline Summarization", in Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2016), long paper, San Diego, CA, U.S.A., June 13-15, ACL. PDF BIB

35. William Yang Wang and Diyi Yang, "That's So Annoying!!!: A Lexical and Frame-Semantic Embedding Based Data Augmentation Approach to Automatic Categorization of Annoying Behaviors using #petpeeve Tweets", in Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2015), short paper, Lisbon, Portugal, Sept. 17-21, ACL. PDF BIB DATA (EMNLP 2015 Notable Data Set Award: 2/1300, 0.2%)

34. William Yang Wang, Kathryn Mazaitis, and William W. Cohen, "A Soft Version of Predicate Invention Based on Structured Sparsity", in Proceedings of the 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2015), full paper for oral presentation, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 25-31, IJCAI. Preprint version: PDF BIB DATA

33. William Yang Wang and William W. Cohen, "Joint Information Extraction and Reasoning: A Scalable Statistical Relational Learning Approach", in Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and The 7th International Joint Conference of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2015), long paper for oral presentation, Beijing, China, July 26-31, ACL. PDF BIB DATA

32. Yun-Nung Chen, William Yang Wang, Anatole Gershman and Alexander Rudnicky, "Matrix Factorization with Knowledge Graph Propagation for Unsupervised Spoken Language Understanding", in Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of th e Association for Computational Linguistics and The 7th International Joint Conference of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2015), long paper for oral presentation, Beijing, China, July 26-31, ACL. PDF BIB

31. William Yang Wang, Kathryn Mazaitis, Ni Lao, and William W. Cohen, "Efficient Inference and Learning in a Large Knowledge Base: Reasoning with Extracted Information using a Locally Groundable First-Order Probabilistic Logic", in Machine Learning Journal (MLJ 2015), Springer. Preprint version: PDF BIB CODE

30. William Yang Wang and Miaomiao Wen, "I Can Has Cheezburger? A Nonparanormal Approach to Combining Textual and Visual Information for Predicting and Generating Popular Meme Descriptions", in Proceedings of the 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics – Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2015), long paper, Denver, CO., USA, May 31-June 5, ACL. Preprint version: PDF BIB DATA Covered by Mental Floss

29. Yun-Nung Chen, William Yang Wang, and Alex Rudnicky, "Jointly Modeling Inter-Slot Relations by Random Walk on Knowledge Graphs for Unsupervised Spoken Language Understanding", in Proceedings of the 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics – Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2015), long paper, Denver, CO., USA, May 31-June 5, ACL. Preprint version: PDF BIB

28. Yun-Nung Chen, William Yang Wang, and Alex Rudnicky, "Learning Semantic Hierarchy with Distributed Representations for Unsupervised Spoken Language Understanding", to appear in Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2015), Dresden, Germany, Sept. 6-10, ISCA. Preprint version: PDF BIB

27. William Yang Wang, Kathryn Mazaitis, and William W. Cohen, "Structure Learning via Parameter Learning", in Proceedings of the 23rd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2014), full oral paper, Shanghai, China, Nov. 3-7th, ACM. Preprint version: PDF BIB

26. William Yang Wang, Lingpeng Kong, Kathryn Mazaitis, and William W. Cohen, "Dependency Parsing for Weibo: An Efficient Probabilistic Logic Programming Approach", in Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2014), short paper, Doha, Qatar, Oct. 25-29, 2014, ACL. Preprint version: PDF BIB DATA

25. William Yang Wang, and Zhenhao Hua, "A Semiparametric Gaussian Copula Regression Model for Predicting Financial Risks from Earnings Calls", in Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2014), long paper, Baltimore, MD, June 22-27, ACL. Preprint version: PDF BIB DATASETS

24. William Yang Wang, Kathryn Mazaitis, William W. Cohen, "ProPPR: Efficient First-Order Probabilistic Logic Programming for Structure Discovery, Parameter Learning, and Scalable Inference", in Proceedings of the AAAI 2014 Workshop on Statistical Relational AI (StarAI 2014), position paper, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, July 27th, 2014, AAAI. Preprint version: PDF BIB CODE

23. Yun-Nung Chen, William Yang Wang, and Alex Rudnicky, "Leveraging Frame Semantics and Distributional Semantics for Unsupervised Semantic Slot Induction for Spoken Dialogue Systems", to appear in Proceedings of the IEEE SLT 2014. An abstract was presented at ACL 2014 Workshop on Semantic Parsing (SP 2014), extended abstract, Baltimore, MD, June 26, ACL. Preprint version: PDF BIB

22. William Yang Wang, Kathryn Mazaitis, William W. Cohen, "Programming with Personalized PageRank: A Locally Groundable First-Order Probabilistic Logic", in Proceedings of the 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2013), full oral paper, Burlingame, CA, USA, Oct. 27th - Nov. 1st, ACM. (Long paper acceptance rate: 16.9%) (CIKM 2013 Best Paper Honorable Mention Award: 3/848, 0.3%)
Preprint version: PDF BIB CODE SLIDES (An extended abstract was presented at ICML 2013 workshop on Inferning: Interactions between Inference and Learning. VIDEO)

21. William Yang Wang, Ed Lin, John Kominek, "This Text has the Scent of Starbucks: A Laplacian Structured Sparsity Model for Computational Branding Analytics", to appear in Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2013), full paper, Seattle, WA, USA, Oct. 18-21, ACL. PDF BIB dataset

20. Di Wang, Chenyan Xiong, William Yang Wang, "Automatic Domain Partitioning for Multi-Domain Learning", to appear in Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2013), short paper, Seattle, WA, USA, Oct. 18-21, ACL. PDF BIB

19. Yun-Nung Chen, William Yang Wang, and Alex Rudnicky, "Unsupervised Induction and Filling of Semantic Slots for Spoken Dialogue Systems using Frame-Semantic Parsing", to appear in Proceedings of the IEEE ASRU 2013, Olomouc, Czech Republic, Dec. 8-12, 2013, IEEE.
(ASRU 2013 Best Student Paper Award: 1/~170, 0.6%) PDF BIB

18. Yun-Nung Chen, William Yang Wang, and Alex Rudnicky, "An Empirical Investigation of Sparse Log-Linear Models for Improved Dialogue Act Classification", to in Proceedings of 38th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2013), Vancouver, May 26-31, IEEE. Preprint version: PDF BIB

17. William Yang Wang, Dan Bohus, Ece Kamar, and Eric Horvitz, "Crowdsourcing the Acquisition of Natural Language Corpora: Methods and Observations", in IEEE SLT 2012, Miami, Florida, Dec 2-5, IEEE. Preprint version: PDF BIB

16. William Yang Wang, Elijah Mayfield, Suresh Naidu, and Jeremiah Dittmar, "Historical Analysis of Legal Opinions with a Sparse Mixed-Effects Latent Variable Model", in Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2012), full oral paper, Jeju Island, Korea, July 8-14, ACL. (Oral long paper acceptance rate: 14%) Preprint version: PDF BIB

15. William Yang Wang, Samantha Finkelstein, Amy Ogan, Alan W Black and Justine Cassell, "'Love ya, jerkface': using Sparse Log-Linear Models to Build Positive (and Impolite) Relationships with Teens", in Proceedings of the 13th annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2012), full oral paper, Seoul, Korea, July 5-6, ACL. Preprint version: PDF BIB VIDEO

14. William Yang Wang, Fadi Biadsy, Andrew Rosenberg, Julia Hirschberg, "Automatic Detection of Speaker State: Lexical, Prosodic, and Phonetic Approaches to Level-of-Interest and Intoxication Classification", in the Computer Speech and Language journal, 2012. Preprint version: PDF BIB

13. William Yang Wang and Kallirroi Georgila, "Automatic Detection of Unnatural Word-Level Segments in Unit-Selection Speech Synthesis", in Proceedings of the IEEE ASRU 2011, Hawaii, USA, Dec. 11-15, 2011. Preprint version: PDF BIB

12. William Yang Wang, Kapil Thadani, and Kathleen R. McKeown, "Identifying Event Descriptions using Co-training with Online News Summaries", in Proceedings of the 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2011), full oral paper, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Nov. 8-13, ACL-AFNLP.Preprint version: PDF BIB [the CSC Corpus]

11. William Yang Wang, Ron Artstin, Anton Leuski, and David Traum, "Improving Spoken Dialogue Understanding Using Phonetic Mixture Models", in Cross-Disciplinary Advances in Applied Natural Language Processing: Issues and Approaches, IGI Global. (This is an invited book chapter based on the FLAIRS 2011 paper.)

10. Fadi Biadsy, William Yang Wang, Andrew Rosenberg, Julia Hirschberg, "Intoxication Detection using Phonetic, Phonotactic and Prosodic Cues", in Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2011), oral paper, Florence, Italy 28-31 Aug., 2011. Preprint version: PDF BIB

9. William Yang Wang and Julia Hirschberg, "Detecting Levels of Interest from Spoken Dialog with Multistream Prediction Feedback and Similarity Based Hierarchical Fusion Learning", in Proceedings of the 12th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2011), oral paper, Portland, Oregon, USA 17-18 June 2011. Preprint version: PDF BIB

8. William Yang Wang, Ron Artstein, Anton Leuski, and David Traum, "Improving Spoken Dialogue Understanding Using Phonetic Mixture Models", in Proceedings of the 24th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS-24), Palm Beach, Florida, USA 18-20 May 2011. AAAI Press. Preprint version: PDF BIB (FLAIRS 2011 Best Paper Finalist: 6/179, 3%)

7. William Yang Wang, Kathleen McKeown, "Got You!: Automatic Vandalism Detection in Wikipedia with Web-based Syntactic-Semantic Modeling", in Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2010), Beijing, China 23-27 Aug. 2010 PDF BIB (Oral Paper Acceptance Rate: 19%)

6. William Yang Wang, Lan Wang, Chongguo Li and Yajuan Huang, "Using Extended Letter-to-sound Rules to Detect Pronunciation Errors Made by Chinese Learner of English", in Proceedings of The 2010 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering (CiSE 2010) PDF BIB (Note: This is an extended version of 2009 CAS Technical Report. )

5. Jinyu Chen, Lan Wang, Chongguo Li, Jin Hu, Sheng Li, Xuesong Yang, William Yang Wang, Yajuan Huang, Xin Kang,"IELS: A Computer Assisted Pronunciation Training System for Undergraduate Students", IEEE ICETC 2010, International Conference on Education Technology and Computer, June 22-24, 2010, Shanghai, China.

Workshop papers and reports

4. William Yang Wang, "Position Paper", to appear in Proceedings of the 8th Young Researchers' Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems (YRRSDS 2012), July 3-4, Seoul, Korea.

3. Yun-Nung Vivian Chen, Ting-Hao Kenneth Huang, William Yang Wang, "Recurrent Neural Network and High-Order N-Gram Models for POS Prediction", CMU Language and Statistics technical report, 2012. PDF

2. William Yang Wang, "Position Paper", in Proceedings of the 7th Young Researchers' Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems (YRRSDS 2011), June 15-16, Portland, Oregon, USA.

1. William Yang Wang, Lan Wang, Chongguo Li, Yajuan Huang, "Using Extended Letter-to-sound Rules to Detect Pronunciation Errors Made by Chinese Learner of English", Technical Report of AIMSL, SIAT, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2009