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Invited Talk of Prof. Guodong Zhou from Soochow University


Professor Guodong Zhou was invited to give a talk in Room #316 in Mingli Builiding of the school on May 25, 2018. The title of his talk is “Topic-Driven Chinese Text Comprehension by Machine” (NSFC 61751206). The talk was hosted by Professor Weiguang Qu. 


In his talk, Prof. Zhou introduced the state of the art on text-level comprehension initially, then introducing the topic-driven Chinese text comprehension by machine. And describe the relevant research from five aspects. Finally, he introduced their novel platform to construct Chinese text understanding. It is capable of automatic text abstracting, question answering and other text level applications.


After the talk, Prof. Zhou discussed with the audiences and answered their questions kindly. The audiences got much inspiration from the talk and the discussion.


Bio: Prof. Guodong Zhou received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. from XI'AN Jiaotong Univ. in 1989, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. in 1992 and the National Univ. of Singapore in 1999, respectively. Besides, He worked as a lecturer at Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. from April 1992 to March 1995 and as a post-doc research fellow at the National Univ. of Singapore from Jan 1998 to March 1999. He joined the Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore as an associate scientist in April 1999 and was promoted to scientist and associate lead scientist in April 2002 and April 2005, respectively.

Currently, He was a member of the Academic Board of Soochow University, an associate editor of ACM Transaction on Asian Language Information Processing (2010.07-), an editorial member of Journal of Software (Chinese)(2012.01-) and a vice chairman of Technical Committees on Chinese Information/China Computer Federation(2010.12-2016.12), and Natural Language Understanding/Artificial Intelligence Society of China. Besides, He had been a member of the Editorial Board of Computational Linguistics (2010.01-2012.12), and acted as a panel project appraisal expert of Information Division, NSFC during 2009-2014. In addition, He have severed on the program committees/reviewer boards of several prestigious international journals and conferences, including Bioinformatics (Journal), BMC Bioinformatics (Journal), Information Sciences (Journal), Information Systems(Journal), Information Processing and Management (Journal), Journal of Computer Science and Technology (Journal), IEEE TASLP(Journal), ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing (Journal), Natural Language Engineering (Journal), Computer Speech and Language (Journal), ACL (Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics), EMNLP(Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing), COLING (International Conference on Computational Linguistics ), SIGIR, AAAI, IJCAI, CIKM.