william yang wang

Conference/journal papers and book chapters

24. William Yang Wang, Kathryn Mazaitis, Ni Lao, Tom Mitchell, 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 progress, Preprint version: PDF BIB

23. William Yang Wang, and Zhenhao Hua, "A Semiparametric Gaussian Copula Regression Model for Predicting Financial Risks from Earnings Calls", to appear 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

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 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: 9/179, 5%)

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