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Congratulations to Dr. Wen-Lian Hsu for receiving the IICM Medal of Honor 2012 from Institute of Information & Computing Machinery.

Institute of Information & Computing Machinery(IICM) are a nonprofit organization devoting ourselves to fulfill the following purposes: 1. Promote IT related research and application in fields of engineering, science, management, education, and other disciplines. 2. Encourage academic and technical exchange between local groups and related international organizations. 3. Accelerate the advancement of IT in local communities.

Reference:  IIS News
Updated: 2013/08/14
 
Congratulations to Cheng-Wei Shih, Chad Liu, Cheng-Wei Lee, and Wen-Lian Hsu for receiving the First place in NTCIR-10 Recognizing Inference in Text Task.

The IASL research team led by Dr. Wen-Lian Hsu, Director and Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute of Information Science, has won the first prize in NTCIR-10 Recognizing Inference in TExt Task (NTCIR-10 RITE). This is another great achievement for IASL research team after the success in the NTCIR-9 RITE and previous Chinese Question Answering competitions. Recognizing Inference in TExt (RITE) addresses text understanding needs in various NLP/Information Access research areas by evaluating systems which can automatically detect entailment, paraphrase, and contradiction in texts written in Japanese, Simplified Chinese, or Traditional Chinese.

Reference:  IIS News
Updated: 2013/08/14
 
Congratulations to Dr. Wen-Lian Hsu who received the Outstanding Research Award of Pan Wen Yuan Foundation (2010)

Dr. Wen-Lian Hsu, a Distinguished Research Fellow of the Institute of Information Science, received The 2010 Outstanding Research Award of Pan Wen Yuan Foundation.

The Outstanding Research Award is given annually to distinguished Chinese individuals to recognize their excellent contribution in technology related fields, such as electronics, information science and communication. The number of awardees is limited to five Chinese from Taiwan, mainland China or oversea Chinese per year. Dr. Hsu was awarded the prize for his outstanding research contribution in natural language processing and biological literature mining. The GOING intelligent input method developed by Dr. Hsu, which is widely used in Taiwan, helps to popularize the use of Chinese computer in Taiwan. By combining the research experiences of computational theory and natural language processing, he was able to develop the most accurate protein secondary structure prediction algorithm. He also constructed the first automatic biological relation extraction system and leads the world in biological literature mining research.

Reference:  IIS News
Updated: 2010/05/17
 
Congratulations to Dr. Wen-Lian Hsu who received the 15th Teco-Award (2008)

Reference:  IIS News
Updated: 2008/09/17
 
Congratulations to Dr. Wen-Lian Hsu's Promotion to Distinguished Research Fellow, effective March 10, 2008 (2008/06/25)

Reference:  IIS News
Updated: 2008/06/25
 
IASL won the first place in NTCIR-6 Cross Language Question Answering System (NTCIR-6 CLQA) competition(2007/03/03)
 
The Intelligent Agent System Lab (IASL), lead by Dr. Wen-Lian Hsu, won the first place in NTCIR-6 Cross Language Question Answering (CLQA) System competition. It is the second year for such a competition in NTCIR. The IASL team, with years of experience in developing QA system, won the first place with a precision of 54.7% in the Chinese-Chinese mono-lingual subtask and 33.3% in the English-Chinese cross-lingual subtask, which is substantially better than last year's best results, 44.5% and 12%, respectively. Compared to QA systems in some other languages, the precision of Chinese QA system is lower. One of the main reasons is the unknown word and word segmentation problem in Chinese. IASL will continue the work trying to incorporate rules or templates and other semantic resources to improve the performance of Chinese QA systems. The NTCIR Workshop held by NII in Japan, is one of the most important international conferences of information processing in Asia. The first annual meeting of NTCIR workshop was held in 1999. The competitions of 2006 include Cross Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) Task, Patent Retrieval Task (PATENT), Question Answering Challenge (QAC), Multimodal Summarization (MuST) and Cross Language Question Answering (CLQA).

Updated: 2007/03/03
 
Recruitment: Job at IASL (2008/06/25)

Updated: 2008/06/25
 
IASL team won the first place over 13 teams in the WS CityU closed track of the SIGHAN 2006 Word Segmentation Contest
Updated: 2006/06/01
 
IASL team was ranked 2nd among 10 teams in the WS CKIP closed track of the SIGHAN 2006 Word Segmentation Contest
Updated: 2006/06/01
 
IASL team was ranked 2nd among 8 teams in the NER CityU closed track of the SIGHAN 2006 Named Entity Recognition Contest
Updated: 2006/06/01
 
Prof. Wen-Lian Hsu won the Academic Sinica Investigator Award
Prof. Wen-Lian Hsu won the Academic Sinica Investigator Award in recognition of outstanding research by providing long-term full research support.
 
Updated: 2005/11/24
 
Prof. Wen-Lian Hsu has been nominated as an IEEE Fellow!
The Fellow Committee has named 271 IEEE Senior Members to Fellow Grade
effective 1 January 2006.
The new Fellows are listed below.
...
Prof. Wen-Lian Hsu
Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan
for contributions to natural language systems and bioinformatics.
...
 
Updated: 2005/11/21
 
IASL team was ranked 6th among 32 teams in the TREC Genomics Track Ad-hoc Retrieval Contest
中研院資訊所許聞廉老師主持的「智慧型代理人系統實驗室」參加2005年基因體文件檢索比賽(TREC Genomics Track),Ad-hoc Retrieval競賽中,在與會32隊中排名第6。TREC為美國國家標準局(NIST)所主辦的國際會議,與會者多為資訊檢索相關學者,會議目的在促進相關領域技術交流。第一屆會議開始於1992,每年都舉辦多項資訊檢索比賽,今年的比賽項目包括企業文件檢索比賽(Enterprise Track)、基因體文件檢索比賽(Genomics Track)、高精準度檢索比賽(HARD Track)、問答比賽(Question Ansering Track)、Robust Retrieval Track、垃圾郵件過濾比賽(SPAM Track)等七項競賽。其中基因體文件檢索比賽已經是第三屆,而Ad-hoc Retrieval競賽則是第二屆。今年,基因體文件檢索比賽的題目混合了自然語言檢索題及表格式查詢,由於基因體文件查詢中牽涉到許多蛋白質及基因等數量大、無命名規律性的生物醫學名稱,因此要尋找到相關文件的困難度極高。智慧型代理人實驗室累積多年資訊擷取、資訊檢索、自然語言處理、生物資訊及問答系統開發經驗,在今年第一次參賽即獲得24.53%正確率,與美加兩地頂尖的York University、IBM、University of Waterloo、UIUC及National Library of Medicine(NLM)非常接近。該實驗室表示此次由於初次參加,僅做了關鍵字及關鍵詞片語擴展,未來將會加入更多生醫領域知識的運用,持續改進系統,提升檢索結果的正確率。
Updated: 2005/11/15
 
IASL team won the first place in the NTCIR5 CLQA Chinese Question Answering Contest
The Intelligent Agent System Lab (IASL), lead by Dr. Hsu, won the first place in NTCIR Cross Language Question Answering (CLQA) System competition. The NTCIR Workshop held by NII in Japan, is one of the most important international conferences of information processing in Asia. The first annual meeting of NTCIR workshop was held in 1999. The competitions of 2005 include Cross Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) Task, Patent Retrieval Task (PATENT), WEB Task (WEB), Question Answering Challenge (QAC), and Cross Language Question Answering (CLQA). It is the third year for QAC which is a competition of QA systems in Japanese. The QAC champion of last year is NTT, reaching the precision of 51.3%. This year, it is the first time for the NTCIR to hold CLQA. As to this reason, the questions this year, focus on people, location and artifacts, is simple and clear compared to other contests. IASL, with years QA system developing experience, won the first place with the precision of 44.5%. Compared to QA systems in some other languages, the precision of Chinese QA system remains relatively low according to this year's results of CLQA. One of the main reasons is the unknown word and word segmentation problem in Chinese. IASL will continue the work trying to incorporate rules or templates and other semantic resources to improve the performance of Chinese QA systems.
Updated: 2005/10/27
 
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IASL team was ranked 6th among 22 teams in the CoNLL-2005 Semantic Role Labeling Contest
 
Updated: 2005/06/25
 
 
 
Wen-Lian Hsu
Professor, IEEE Fellow
Distinguished Research Fellow
Institute of Information Science ,
Academia Sinica, Taipei,
Taiwan, R. O. C.
Phone:
886-2-27883799 ext.1804
Fax:
886-2-27824814
E-mail: hsu@iis.sinica.edu.tw

 

 
 
Ting-Yi Sung
Research Fellow
Institute of Information Science ,
Academia Sinica, Taipei,
Taiwan, R. O. C.
Phone:
886-2-27883799 ext.1711
Fax:
886-2-27824814
E-mail:
 tsungiis.sinica.edu.tw

 

 
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