I am an associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Macau, leading the Natural Language Processing & Portuguese-Chinese Machine Translation Research Group (NLP2CT Lab). I am working on natural language processing, with a particular focus on deep learning and machine translation. I was the recipient of the Second-class Prize in the Science and Technology Progress Award category of the Macao Science and Technology Award 2012. My recent NSFC and FDCT projects focus on low-resource machine translation.

Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Machine Translation

News

  • University of Macau, Macau SAR
    • Aug. 2017 ~ present: Associate Professor
    • Feb. 2008 ~ Jul. 2017: Assistant Professor
    • Sep. 2005 ~ Jan. 2008: Research Fellow
  • Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
    • Sep. 2018 ~ Nov. 2018: Visiting Scholar
  • Institute of Systems and Computer Engineering of Macau, INESC-Macau, Macau SAR (2nd Appointment)
    • Feb. 2008 ~ Dec. 2011: Project Manager
    • Sep. 2005 ~ Jan. 2008: Research Fellow
  • FST Teaching Excellence Award 2017/2018, University of Macau, 2018
  • Second Prize of Macau Science and Technology Progress Award, Macau SAR, 2012
  • Research of Non-Autoregressive Neural Machine Translation, MYRG, MYRG2020-00054-FST, 2021/01-2023/12, PI.
  • Guiding Self-Attention Based Neural Machine Translation with Linguistic Prior Knowledge, FDCT, 0101/2019/A2, 2019/09-2022/08, PI.
  • Research of Chinese-Portuguese Machine Translation Based on Deep Learning, NSFC-FDCT, FDCT/045/2017/AFJ, 2018/01-2020/12, Co-PI.
  • Research on Domain Adaptation for Low-Resource Chinese-Portuguese Machine Translation in Big Data Era: Methodology and Its Implementation, NSFC, 61702203, 2017/01-2020/12, PI.
  • Morpho-Syntactic Modeling for Chinese-Portuguese Statistical Machine Translation (SMT), MYRG, MYRG2017-00087-FST, 2018/01-2020/12, PI.
  • Research on Linguistic Prediction Model with Graph-based Semi-Supervised Learning, MYRG, MYRG2015-00188-FST, 2015/05-2018/04, PI.
  • Heterogeneous Domain Adaptation Model for SMT, FDCT, 057/2014/A, 2015/01-2017/01, PI.
  • Domain Adaptation in Statistical Machine Translation Based on Graph Propagation, MYRG, MYRG2015-00175-FST, 2015/04-2018/03, PI.

Selected Publications

  • Mingzhou Xu, Derek F. Wong, Baosong Yang, Yue Zhang, and Lidia S. Chao. (2019). Leveraging Local and Global Patterns for Self-Attention Networks. In Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2019) (pp. 3069–3075). Florence, Italy: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  • Baosong Yang, Longyue Wang, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, and Zhaopeng Tu. (2019). Assessing the Ability of Self-Attention Networks to Learn Word Order. In Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2019) (pp. 3635–3644). Florence, Italy: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  • Xuebo Liu, Derek F. Wong, Yang Liu, Lidia S. Chao, Tong Xiao, and Jingbo Zhu. (2019). Shared-Private Bilingual Word Embeddings for Neural Machine Translation. In Proceedings of The 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2019), Florence, Italy. Association for Computational Linguistics.
  • Qiang Wang, Bei Li, Tong Xiao, Jingbo Zhu, Changliang Li, Derek F. Wong, and Lidia S. Chao. (2019). Learning Deep Transformer Models for Machine Translation. In Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2019). Florence, Italy: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  • Baosong Yang, Jian Li, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Xing Wang, and Zhaopeng Tu. (2019). Context-Aware Self-Attention Networks. In Proceedings of the Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-19), AAAI Press.
  • Baosong Yang, Longyue Wang, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, and Zhaopeng Tu. (2019). Convolutional Self-Attention Networks. In Proceedings of the 2019 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2019). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  • Xuebo Liu, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Yang Liu. (2019). Latent Attribute-Based Hierarchical Decoder for Neural Machine Translation. IEEE/ACM Trans. Audio, Speech & Language Processing, 27(12), 2103-2112.
  • Qiang Li, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Muhua Zhu, Tong Xiao, Jingbo Zhu, and Min Zhang. (2018). Linguistic Knowledge-Aware Neural Machine Translation. IEEE/ACM Trans. Audio, Speech & Language Processing (TASLP), 26(12), 2341–2354.
  • Data
    • UM-Corpus: A large, multi-domain English-Chinese parallel corpus (Tian et al., 2014).
    • UM-pCorpus: A Large Portuguese-Chinese Parallel Corpus (Chao et al., 2018).
  • Software
    • UM-CAT: The University of Macau’s online computer-aided translation platform for Portuguese, Chinese, and English.
    • UM-NMT: An online neural machine translation for Portuguese and Chinese.
    • Pomotion: Portuguese Morphological Variation analyzer, featured with word lemmatizer and verb conjugation.
  • Graduate Courses
    • Fall, 2019 ~ 2021 Data Science and Data Visualization
    • Fall, 2016 ~ 2021 Applied Natural Language Processing
    • Spring, 2012 ~ 2015 Machine Translation
    • Fall, 2016 University Teaching II
    • Spring, 2015 University Teaching I
  • Undergraduate Courses
    • Spring 2018 ~ 2021 Natural Language Processing
    • Fall 2018 Introduction to Database Systems
    • Fall, 2012 ~ 2017 Introduction to Natural Language Processing
    • Fall, 2018 Computer Organization
    • Fall, 2009 ~ 2017 Compiler Construction
  • Current Students
    • Xiaodong Zeng, PhD, since 2013
    • Cuilian Zhang, PhD, since 2017
    • Mingzhou Xu, PhD, since 2017
    • Haihua Du, Master, since 2017
    • Yu Wan, PhD, since 2018
    • Yixun Cheng, Master, since 2019
    • Shanshan Wang, Master, since 2019
    • Runzhe Zhan, Master, since 2019
    • Wai Lei Song, Master, since 2019
    • Tao Fang, PhD, since 2020
    • Songsheng Wang, PhD, since 2020
    • Jianjui Pang, PhD, since 2020
    • Guanhua Chen, Master, since 2020
    • Zhaocong Li, Master, since 2020
    • Yanming Sun, Master, since 2020
    • Zefeng Du, Master, since 2020
    • Zhihong Huang, Master, since 2020
  • Organizations
    • 2019 ~ present: Member, Machine Translation Steering Committee, Chinese Information Processing Society of China (CIPS)
    • 2019 ~ 2021: Member-at-Large, Executive Committee Members, Asian Federation of Natural Language (AFNLP)
    • 2019 ~ present: Vice President, Board of Director, Macau Greater Bay Area Artificial Intelligence Institute
    • 2015 ~ 2016: Chair, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Hong Kong – Macau Joint Chapter
    • 2012 ~ present: Member, Board of Director, Chinese Information Processing Society of China (CIPS)
    • 2012 ~ present: President, Board of Director, Macau Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC) Association
    • 2010 ~ present: Vice President, Board of Supervisors, Macau Society of Biomedical Engineering (MSBME)
  • Journals
    • Editorial Board Member: Machine Translation Journal, Springer (2019~present)
    • Reviewer: ACL Rolling Review (ARR, 2021), Computational Linguistics (CL, 2020~present), Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL, 2020~2022), ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP, 2016~present), IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (TASLP, 2015~present), Neurocomputing (2021~present)
  • Conferences
    • Organizer: MT Summit (2023), IJCAI (2019), CWMT (2014), O-COCOSDA (2012)
    • Program Co-Chair: CWMT (2017), O-COCOSDA (2012)
    • Area Co-Chair: EMNLP (2020), CCL (2016, 2019, 2021), NLPCC (2019, 2021)
    • Demo Co-Chair: AACL-IJCNLP (2020), EMNLP (2019)
    • Publication Co-Chair: COLING (2020), IJCNLP (2017)
    • Local Organization Committee Member: EMNLP-IJCNLP (2019), IJCAI (2019), CWMT (2014)
    • Sponsorship Co-Chair: NLPCC (2020), WAIM (2014)
    • Student Research Workshop Co-Chair: ACL-IJCNLP (2021)
    • Senior PC Member: IJCAI (2020)
    • PC Member: ICML (2021), NeurIPS (2020~ ), AAAI (2019~ ), IJCAI (2019~ ), ACL (2014~ ), EMNLP (2015~ ), NAACL-HLT (2016~ ), EACL (2021), MT Summit (2021), COLING (2014, 2018, 2020), CCL (2016~ ), NLPCC (2015, 2018~ )

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