Longyue Wang

Research Fellow @ NLP Centre, AI Lab, Tencent

Longyue is a senior research fellow at Tencent AI Lab. He has received the B.Sc. degree in network engineering in 2011, and the M.Sc. degree in software engineering in 2014. From 2015 to 2018, he pursued Ph.D. at Dublin City University, supervised under Prof. Qun Liu and Prof. Andy Way. In 2018, he was awarded the Ph.D. degree in computer applications, and achieved the Best Thesis Award by the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT).

Longyue has studied and practiced in a broad field of Natural Language Processing such as word segmentation, named entity, discourse parsing and grammatical error correction. His research interests are Machine Translation, Large-scale Pre-training, Trustworthy AI and Deep Learning. He has published 40 papers in leading NLP journals and conferences such as Neurocomputing, ICLR, ACL. He  has applied for 50 U.S., HK, Japan and China patents.

Contact
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Tel: +86 755 86013388 - 57508
Address: 42F087, Block 12A, Shenzhen Bay Sci & Tech Ecological Park , Yuehai Subdistrict, Nanshan District , Shenzhen, China   

News

  • 2022/07: NAACL2022 Outstanding AE
  • 2021/06: one Neurocomp. journal
  • 2021/05: three ACL 2021 papers
  • 2021/01: ACL 2021 Area Chair
  • 2021/01: two ICLR 2021 papers
  • 2020/10: one COLING 2020 paper

Academic Qualifications

2015 - 2018

Ph.D. in Computer Applications
Dublin City University (DCU)
Supervisor: Prof. Qun Liu and Prof. Andy Way
Thesis: Discourse-Aware Neural Machine Translation

2011 - 2014

M.Sc. in Software Engineering
University of Macau (UM)
Supervisor: Prof. Derek F. Wong and Prof. Lidia S. Chao
Thesis: Domain Adaptation for Statistical Machine Translation

2007 - 2011

B.Sc. in Network Engineering
Shandong University of Science and Technology (SUST)
Supervisor: Prof. Wenxue Wei

Academic Experience

Work

Project

  • 2021/05-2022/05 Rhino-Bird Focused Research Program (Tencent AI Lab, Co-PI)
  • 2017/12-2018/12 Discourse Machine Translation (Huawei Noah's Ark Lab - DCU  Joint Project, Co-PI)
  • 2014/12-2016/12 Dialogue Machine Translation (Huawei Noah's Ark Lab - DCU  Joint Project, Co-PI)
  • 2013/09-2013/12 Improving Domain-Specific Machine Translation (Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund)
  • 2013/05-2016/04 Construction of Portuguese-Chinese Parallel Treebank Based on Unsupervised Learning Approach (University of Macau Research Committee, MYRG076(Y1-L2)-FST13-WF)
  • [Full List]

Teaching

  • 2018/02-2018/06 Teaching Assistant at DCU Statistical Machine Translation (CA4012)
  • 2017/01-2017/06 Teaching Assistantat DCU Introduction to Programming (CA146)
  • 2017/01-2017/06 Teaching Assistant at DCU Statistical Machine Translation (CA4012)
  • 2016/02-2016/06 Teaching Assistant at DCU Introduction to Programming (CA146)
  • 2014/09-2014/10 Teaching Assistant at UM Natural Language Processing (SFTW462)
  • [Full List]

Selected Publications

Please go to [Full List] or [Google Scholar] to see all my publications (*  is co-first and † is corresponding author).

Redistributing Low-Frequency Words: Making the Most of Monolingual Data in Non-Autoregressive Translation

Liang Ding, Longyue Wang*, Shuming Shi, Dacheng Tao, Zhaopeng Tu
ACL 2022 [pdf]

Rejuvenating Low-Frequency Words: Making the Most of Parallel Data in Non-Autoregressive Translation

Liang Ding, Longyue Wang*, Xuebo Liu, Derek F. Wong, Dacheng Tao, Zhaopeng Tu
ACL 2021 [pdf]

Understanding and Improving Lexical Choice in Non-Autoregressive Translation

Liang Ding, Longyue Wang, Xuebo Liu, Derek F. Wong, Dacheng Tao, Zhaopeng Tu
ICLR 2021 [pdf]

Understanding and Improving Encoder Layer Fusion in Sequence-to-Sequence Learning

Xuebo Liu, Longyue Wang, Derek F. Wong, Liang Ding, Lidia S. Chao, Zhaopeng Tu
ICLR 2021 [pdf]

How Does Selective Mechanism Improve Self-Attention Networks?

Xinwei Geng, Longyue Wang, Xing Wang, Bing Qin, Ting Liu, and Zhaopeng Tu
ACL 2020 [pdf]

One Model to Learn Both: Zero Pronoun Prediction and Translation

Longyue Wang, Zhaopeng Tu, Xing Wang, and Shuming Shi
EMNLP 2019 [pdf]

Assessing the Ability of Self-Attention Networks to Learn Word Order

Baosong Yang, Longyue Wang, Derek Wong, Lidia S. Chao, and Zhaopeng Tu
ACL 2019 [pdf]

Convolutional Self-Attention Networks

Baosong Yang, Longyue Wang, Derek Wong, Lidia S. Chao, and Zhaopeng Tu
NAACL 2019 [pdf]

Learning to Jointly Translate and Predict Dropped Pronouns with a Shared Reconstruction Mechanism

Longyue Wang, Zhaopeng Tu, Andy Way, and Qun Liu.
EMNLP 2018[pdf]

Translating Pro-Drop Languages with Reconstruction Models

Longyue Wang, Zhaopeng Tu, Shuming Shi, Tong Zhang, Yvette Graham, Qun Liu
AAAI 2018[pdf] [bitex] [poster]

Exploiting Cross-Sentence Context for Neural Machine Translation

Longyue Wang, Zhaopeng Tu, Andy Way, Qun Liu
EMNLP 2017[pdf] [bitex] [slides]

A Novel Approach for Dropped Pronoun Translation

Longyue Wang, Zhaopeng Tu, Xiaojun Zhang, Hang Li, Andy Way and Qun Liu
NAACL-HLT 2016[pdf] [bitex] [slides]

Awards & Campaign

Honors and Awards

  • 2022/07 NAACL2022 Outstanding Action Editior
  • 2021/06 Tencent Outstanding Contributor
  • 2019/06 2018 EAMT Best Thesis Award (1 person/year)
  • 2018/10 Dublin City University Research Day Winner
  • 2017/07 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad (nominated)
  • 2016/04 Dublin City University Award for Engagement with Business/Industry
  • 2016/04 NAACL 2016 Student Travel Awards
  • 2015/06 Dublin City University Studentship
  • 2014/10 Excellent Graduate Student of University of Macau
  • 2014/05 ACL 2014 Student Travel Awards
  • 2013/09 Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund Award
  • 2011/09 University of Macau Graduate Assistantship
  • 2011/09 University of Macau Student Fellowship
  • 2011/06 Excellent Graduate Student of Shandong University of Science and Technology
  • 2011/05 Excellent Graduate Student of Shandong Province
  • 2007/12-2010/05 Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship (First Prize × 3, Second Prize × 2)

Academic Competitions

Year Name Result
2021 WMT: News Translation Task  (Zh-En, De-En) 1st Rank
2020 WMT: Chat Translation Task (De-En) 2nd Rank
2020 WMT: News Translation Task (Zh-En, En-Zh) 2nd Rank
2020 WMT: Biomedical Translation Task (En-De) 1st Rank
2020 WMT: Biomedical Translation Task (De-En) 2nd Rank
2017 AI Challenger: English-Chinese Machine Translation (Bi-weekly Interim) 2nd Rank
2015 CoNLL : Shallow Discourse Parsing 11st Rank
2014 CoNLL : Grammatical Error Correction 5th Rank
2014 WMT : Medical Translation Task (En-De, Cz-En, Fr-En) 1st Rank
2014 WMT : Medical Translation Task (De-En, En-Cz, En-Fr) 2nd Rank
2013 CoNLL : Grammatical Error Correction 3rd Rank
2012 CLP Bake-off: Micro-blog Word Segmentation 4th Rank
2012 CLP Bake-off: Chinese Name Disambiguation 6th Rank
2011 National Post-Graduate Mathematic Contest in Modeling 2nd Prize
2010 US Mathematical Contest in Modeling SP

Resources

Corpora

UM Corpus

Two million English-Chinese data, which is categorized into eight different genres for machine translation.

Toolkits

Others

Professional Services

Journal
  • 2021 Transactions of Association for Computational Linguistics Action Editor
  • 2021 Computational Linguistics Standing Reviewer
  • 2017 Machine Translation Standing Reviewer
Conference
  • 2022 ACL Rolling Review Action Editor
  • 2021 ACL Area Chair
  • 2021 IJCAI/AAAI Senior PC Member
  • 2020 ACL Area Chair
Organization
  • Chinese Information Processing Society (YSSNLP) Member
  • China Computer Federation (CCF) Member
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Member

Natural/Programming Languages

  • English: IELTS 6.5 (writing 7.0)
  • Mandarin Chinese: native speaker
  • Cantonese Chinese: studying
  • Python & Shell: 5 years
  • Java & C++: 1 year

Events

Social Experiences

  • 2010/08-2011/09 Deputy, 25th National Congress of the All-China Students’ Federation, Beijing
  • 2010/07-2010/09 Intern, Labor and Social Security Bureau, Tsingtao, China
  • 2009/05-2011/05 University Leader, Google Caring for China, Tsingtao, China
  • 2009/04-2010/05 President of Student Union of Shandong University Science and Technology
  • 2008/07-2008/09 Volunteer, Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
  • 2007/08-2007/10 Volunteer, Research Center for Contemporary China

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