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Workshop on Chinese Abstract Meaning Representation successfully convened

On the morning of September 26, 2018, at the invitation of the College of Computer Science and Technology, School of Literature and Institute of Language Science and Technology of Nanjing Normal University, Professor Xue Nianwen of the Department of Computer Science of Brandeis University, USA, came to our university for academic exchange and participated in "Chinese Abstract Language" in the meeting room 402 of Mingli Building of Xianlin Campus. Workshop on Chinese Abstract Meaning Representation. " The workshop was chaired by Professor Qu Weiguang of the School of Computer Science and Technology. Professor Chen Xiaohe, associate professor Li Bin, associate professor Feng Minxuan, Dr Xu Chao, and Dr Bo Xiaopeng of the School of Literature of East China Normal University mainly spoke. Graduate students and undergraduates from the School of Computer Science and Technology, the School of Literature, attended the discussion and study.            Xue Nianwen, an associate professor of computer science at Brandeis University, was an assistant professor of linguistics and research at the Center for Computational Linguistics and Educational Research (CLEAR) at the University of Colorado Boulder. Nsylvania's Cognitive Science Institute and the Department of Computational Information Science conducted postdoctoral research. He is currently editor-in-chief of TALLIP, editor of the Language Resources and Assessment Editorial Committee (LRE) and Lingua Sinica, chairman and regional chairman of the Procedural Committee of the International Society for Computational Linguistics, and vice-chairman/chairman-designate of SIGHAN, ACL Chinese Language Processing Interest Group. More than 100 papers have been published on syntax, semantics, time and text annotation, semantic analysis, discourse analysis and machine translation. In terms of corpus, it leads the development of Chinese Tree Bank, Chinese Proposition Bank and Chinese Discourse Tree Bank.            

 

Li Bin, associate professor of the Chinese Academy of Literature, reported on the research tasks, progress and problems of the construction of the National Social Science Foundation's Chinese Abstract Semantic Database and its automatic analysis project. Six doctoral and postgraduate students, including Wei Tingxin, Song Li, Dai Rubing, Shi Bingqing, Wu Taizhong and Liu Yihuan, successively carried out research on CAMR. The report covers such issues as complex sentence, predicate frame, recognition of "de" structure, automatic analysis technique and ellipsis recognition in CAMR, and is warmly discussed. Finally, Professor Xue Nianwen introduced the background and research progress of UMR in detail. By comparing with other semantic representations, the advantages and disadvantages of AMR were analyzed, and the requirements of cross-language research were discussed.            

 

Professor Xue Nianwen, an associate professor of academic rigour and patience, exchanged and interacted with the teachers and students on the spot. In view of the problems of each speaker, he gave his own opinions and suggestions, which greatly benefited the teachers and students present. The workshop was successfully concluded with enthusiastic applause.