Institute of Information Science Academia Sinica
Topic: Application of Natural Language Processing and Text Mining Techniques
Speaker: Prof. Yung-Chun Chang (The Graduate Institute of Data Science, Taipei Medical University)
Date: 2017-11-15 (Wed) 14:00 – 16:00
Location: Auditorium 122 at CITI Building
Host: Jan-Ming Ho

Abstract:

The social media has become a powerful medium to disseminate diverse topics in this world of information. Text is the biggest treasure in the social media. Let's exploring the Mystery of Natural Language Processing and Text Mining.


BIO:

Yung-Chun Chang received his Ph.D. degree in information management from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 2016. Currently, he is an assistant professor of the Graduate Institute of Data Science, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan. In 2008, he served the Research and Development Alternative Service (研發替代役) as a software engineer in Academia Sinica. Over 3 years development experiences of GOING (自然輸入法) (Natural Input Method, http://iasl.iis.sinica.edu.tw/goingime.htm), which is one of the most famous intelligent Chinese input method. From 2016 to 2017, he was a postdoctoral research fellow of the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica. He received Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Research Fellow Award in 2016 (http://daais.sinica.edu.tw/chinese/passinglist_pfp.php?yearId=43).

From 2010, he worked as a research assistant in the Intelligent Agent System Lab (IASL) at Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica. During last three years, he have successfully completed several research tasks. His papers have appeared in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, ACL, Database, IEEE System Journal, Computational Intelligence, JBI, PACIS, AIRS, etc. His research interests include natural language, knowledge discovery from text, information extraction, relation extraction, and question answering. His recent works include (but not limit to): topic-oriented social relationship extraction, principle-based approach for NLP applications, text mining for sentiment analysis, question answering system, and intelligent Chatbot of deep language understanding.