Institute of Information Science Academia Sinica
Topic: TOWARD LEARNING, UNDERSTANDING AND GENERATION IN NLP — A retrospection of my research in the past 30 years
Speaker: Prof. Von-Wun Soo's (National Tsing Hua University)
Date: 2017-07-04 (Tue) 10:00 – 12:00
Location: Auditorium 106 at IIS new Building
Host: Keh-Yih Su

Abstract:

I have been an AI researcher for more than 30 years. This talk I’ll share my research experience on AI and natural language processing as a brief review. It includes much work from my published papers in conferences, journals and from dissertations of my supervised Master and Ph. D dissertation. The topics will cover natural language acquisition, text and document processing, information extraction, semantic encoding and context awareness, discourse reference analysis, emotion and pragmatic inference, common sense and deep learning in story generation. Many of our research works actually pose more challenging research problems than having been solved. Some remain yet to be solved even for state of the art of deep learning in prospect.


BIO:

Professional Position:

2010.8- 2013.7: Director, Institute of Information Systems and Applications, National Tsing Hua University

2008.9-2010.2: Vice President, National University of Kaohsiung

2004.10-2008.8: Dean of R&A, National University of Kaohsiung

1997.1-1998.12: President of Taiwanese Association of Artificial Intelligence 1988-now Professor, Department of Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University

Education:

1987: Ph.D., Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University, USA

1980: MS., Department of Electrical Engineering, Rutgers University, USA

1976: BS., Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, TAIWAN