Research Interests
My research is supported by projects from National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), National Key R&D Program of China and the Jiangsu Provincial Research Foundation for Basic Research. We also have wide collaborations with industrial labs in Baidu, Tencent, Alibaba, ByteDance, Huawei, etc.
My research interests lie in the area of natural language processing (NLP), one of the hotest and foundamental challenges in artificial intellegence, which is to automatic understand and generate natural language texts. My group and I are working on problems such as lexical/syntactic/semantic analysis of natural language texts, machine translation, question answering, information extraction, etc. These problems are sometimes referred to as structural prediction problems, because they are generating complex outputs such as syntactic trees, or translations in another language. We are particularly interested in designing and applying statistical methods/models (e.g. deep learning with recurrent/convolution neural networks) for these problems.