Zhang, Wei

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I am a Wei Zhang, working on artificial neural networks and natural language processing at AI Foundations Lab in IBM Research. My interest is neural networks with external memory and/or attentions. I got my masters of language technologies from CMU LTI in 2014. Now I am also leading a small team at Watson working on machine reading comprehension.

Research Interests

  • End-to-end recurrent neural networks augmented with Memory and Attention
  • algorithm learning
  • Multi-task learning
  • reinfocement learning
  • Neural machine comprehension and Natural language inference and reasoning
  • Structured prediction

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2016-11-09: We are hiring 17 summer internship. Please contact me if you are interested in any of those topics above.

2016-11-03: Our paper on dynamic chunk reader for machine reading comprehension is publised on Arxiv

2016-10-25: We are giving a talk in Harvard NLP reading group on Nov. 21, 2016

2016-10-24: We are hiring!!! Please contact me if you are interested in any of those topics above.

Selected Publications

Zhang, Wei, Bowen Zhou. Learning to update Auto-associative Memory in Recurrent Neural Networks for Improving Sequence Memorization. arxiv. preprint arXiv:1709.06493 (2017).

Zhang, Wei*, Yang Yu*, Kazi Hasan, Mo Yu, Bing Xiang, Bowen Zhou. Dynamic Chunk Reader for Machine Reading Comprehension arxiv. preprint: arXiv:1610.09996 (2016) (* equal contribution)

Zhang, Wei, Yang Yu, Bowen Zhou. Structured Memory for Neural Turing Machines Reasoning, Memory and Attention NIPS workshop. (2015) [slides]

Yu, Yang, Wei Zhang, Chung-Wei Hang, and Bowen Zhou. Empirical Study on Deep Learning Models for Question Answering. arXiv preprint arXiv:1510.07526 (2015).

Zhang, Wei, and Judith Gelernter. Geocoding location expressions in Twitter messages: A preference learning method. Journal of Spatial Information Science 2014, no. 9 (2014): 37-70.

Gelernter, Judith, and Wei Zhang. Cross-lingual geo-parsing for non-structured data. In Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval, pp. 64-71. ACM, 2013.

Guo, Yuhang, Wanxiang Che, Yuxuan Hu, Wei Zhang, and Ting Liu. HIT-IR-WSD: A wsd system for english lexical sample task. In Proceedings of the ACL SemEval. (2007). (System won 1st place on SemEval 2007 Task 11)

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"On Machine Reading Comprehension and Question Answering" [slides] at Harvard NLP Reading Group

"Structured Memory for Neural Turing Machines" [slides] on NIPS 2015 RAM workshop

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