Hi, human / crawler!
I am Yuning Mao , a fifth-year Ph.D student in the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC). I am a member of Prof. Jiawei Han's Data Mining Group. I graduated from the IEEE Honored Class, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in 2017.
My research goal is to help humans to acquire knowledge from unstructured text more effectively and efficiently. I have been working on a range of topics towards this goal, such as text summarization, question answering, pre-trained language models, taxonomy construction, and hierarchical classification.
[2021-01] Check out how to get free gains for openQA by reranking retrieved passages without any training [paper].
[2020-10] Check out how to use constrained generation to preserve the factual consistency of abstractive summarization without worsening ROUGE [paper].
[2020-09] Check out how we achieve SOTA on Natural Questions and TriviaQA using "BM25" [paper].
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[2020-09] Two papers on multi-document summarization and knowledge graph reasoning are accepted to EMNLP 2020.
[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.
[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.
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 NLP, ML and data mining. 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 wish I had more time on music recently)
I love all kinds of creatures in various sizes. Since I was a child, I have had 🐕, 🐈, 🐓, 🦆, 🕊, 🐌, 🐛, 🕷, 🐟, 🐢, 🌸, 🌱(🍆🌶🥒...🌽🍅🍠) ... I like insects, not "bugs". I am a "professional" 🐜 keeper!To my Ants