Hi, human / crawler!
I am Yuning Mao , a fourth-year Ph.D student in Prof. Jiawei Han's Data Mining Group, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC). I graduated from the IEEE Honored Class, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).
My research centers on helping humans to acquire information and knowledge from unstructured texts more effectively and efficiently via natural language processing, machine learning, and data mining. I have experience in text summarization, question answering, taxonomy construction, knowledge graph, hierarchical classification, etc.
You can find some fun facts about me here, most of which are not in my CV (cuz I update it mainly for fun:)
[2021-01] Check out how to get free gains for openQA by reranking retrieved passages without any training [arXiv] .
[2020-10] Check out how to use constrained generation to preserve the factual consistency of abstractive summarization without worsening ROUGE [arXiv] .
[2020-09] Check out how we achieve SOTA on Natural Questions and TriviaQA using "BM25" [arXiv].
[2020-09] Two papers on multi-document summarization and knowledge graph reasoning are accepted to EMNLP 2020.
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[2020-05] Two papers on self-supervised taxonomy enrichment and knowledge collection of product knowledge graph are accepted to KDD 2020.
[2020-04] Our new metric for summarization, FAR (facet-aware evaluation) along with a detailed analysis of CNN/Daily Mail, has been accepted to ACL 2020.
[2019-03] Shared my personal collection of ✍️✍️✍️!
[2018-08-25] After being stuck in Australia for 42 days due to US visa issue, I finally got back to the states... Check out my adventure in Oz (游记)!
[2018-04-20] Birthday Gift: Paper on Taxonomy Induction is accepted to ACL 2018.
[2017-12-10] Performed at the annual carol concert in Foellinger Great Hall.
[2017-02-07] The paper "Unbiased Learning-to-Rank with Biased Feedback" in which I was acknowledged received WSDM 2017 best paper award.
I enjoy coding to facilitate my (and others') life. I love both engineering work (if it's fun) and research-oriented projects. My interests lie in data mining, NLP, and broad AI. I write 🐍 cuz life is short.To my Github
My love for note ♪ is equivalent to code. I enjoy 🎤 privately (
and in public). I used to play 🎻 but play 🎹 and 🎸 more often now. I also compose ( very basic) music at
times. I am learning blues harp!
I love all kinds of creatures in various sizes. Since I was a child, I have kept 🐕, 🐈, 🐓, 🦆, 🕊, 🐌, 🐛, 🕷, 🐟, 🐢, 🌸, 🌱(🍆🌶🥒...🌽🍅🍠) ... I like insects, not "bugs". I am a "professional" 🐜 keeper!To my Ants