Scott Wen-tau Yih

Scott Wen-tau Yih
RESEARCHER
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I'm Scott Wen-tau Yih, a Researcher in the Machine Learning Department.

Research Interests

My primary research interests are in solving different text processing problems with the help of machine learning. Currently I am working on problems related to continuous space semantic representations and question answering.

Selected Publications by Topics

Below is the list of some of my recent papers categorized by the topic. The complete list of my publications is also available.

Question Answering

Lexical Semantics

Machine Comprehension

    • Animacy Detection with Voting Models. J. Moore, C. Burges, E. Renshaw & W. Yih. To appear in EMNLP-13.

Semantic Similarity and Relevance

Domain Adaptation 

Spam Filtering and Email Applications

Document Summarization

Integer Linear Programming (ILP) Inference

Structured Output Learning

Semantic Role Labeling

Information Extraction

Academic Services

Conference/Workshop Organizer

    • CoNLL-14 Program Co-chair
    • The second Workshop on Continuous Vector Space Models and their Compositionality
    • IJCNLP-13 Workshop Co-chair
    • CEAS-09 Program Co-chair
    • ICML-07 Workshop on Constrained Optimization and Learning with Structured Outputs

Editorial Board Member

    • Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), 2013-2016

Program Committee Member

    • Senior Program Committee: IJCAI-09, AAAI-11, AAAI-14
    • CEAS: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 (Program Co-chair), 2010
    • ICML: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
    • NIPS: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 (Reviewer Award)
    • AAAI: 2006, 2008, 2011 (SPC)
    • IJCAI: 2009 (SPC)
    • ACL: 2007, 2008 (w/ HLT), 2009 (w/ IJCNLP), 2010, 2011 (w/ HLT), 2012, 2013, 2014 (Area Chair)
    • EMNLP: 2005, 2007 (w/CoNLL), 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013
    • HLT-NAACL: 2004, 2009, 2010, 2012 (Area Co-chair), 2013
    • CIKM-08, CoNLL-09, ILPNLP-WS-09, EACL-12