All my publications are also on Google Scholar.
Recent publications can be found on the UVa NLP Group webpage.

  1. Generating Hierarchical Explanations on Text Classification via Feature Interaction Detection [pdf]
    Hanjie Chen, Guangtao Zheng, Yangfeng Ji
    ACL 2020

  2. Improving the Explainability of Neural Sentiment Classifiers via Data Augmentation [pdf]
    Hanjie Chen, Yangfeng Ji
    NeurIPS 2019 Workshop on Robust AI in Financial Services

  3. An Empirical Comparison on Imitation Learning and Reinforcement Learning for Paraphrase Generation [pdf]
    Wanyu Du, Yangfeng Ji
    EMNLP 2019

  4. Neural Text Generation in Stories using Entity Representations as Context [pdf]
    Elizabeth Clark, Yangfeng Ji, Noah Smith
    NAACL, 2018
    Outstanding Paper Award

  5. Creative Writing with a Machine in the Loop: Case Studies on Slogans and Stories [pdf]
    Elizabeth Clark, Anne Spencer Ross, Chenhao Tan, Yangfeng Ji, Noah Smith
    IUI, 2018

  6. Dynamic Entity Representations in Neural Language Models [pdf]
    Yangfeng Ji, Chenhao Tan, Sebastian Martschat, Yejin Choi, Noah Smith
    EMNLP, 2017

  7. Neural Discourse Structure for Text Categorization [pdf] [code]
    Yangfeng Ji, Noah Smith
    ACL, 2017

  8. DyNet: The Dynamic Neural Network Toolkit [pdf]
    Graham Neubig, Chris Dyer, Yoav Goldberg, Austin Matthews, Waleed Ammar, Antonios Anastasopoulos, Miguel Ballesteros, David Chiang, Daniel Clothiaux, Trevor Cohn, Kevin Duh, Manaal Faruqui, Cynthia Gan, Dan Garrette, Yangfeng Ji, Lingpeng Kong, Adhiguna Kuncoro, Gaurav Kumar, Chaitanya Malaviya, Paul Michel, Yusuke Oda, Matthew Richardson, Naomi Saphra, Swabha Swayamdipta, Pengcheng Yin

  9. Multiplicative Representations for Unsupervised Semantic Role Induction [pdf]
    Yi Luan, Yangfeng Ji, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Boyang Li
    ACL, 2016

  10. Semantic Representation Learning for Discourse Processing
    Yangfeng Ji
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2016

  11. A Latent Variable Recurrent Neural Network for Discourse-Driven Language Models [pdf] [code] [talk]
    Yangfeng Ji, Gholamreza Haffari, Jacob Eisenstein
    NAACL-HLT, 2016

  12. Document Context Language Models [pdf] [code]
    Yangfeng Ji, Trevor Cohn, Lingpeng Kong, Chris Dyer, Jacob Eisenstein
    ICLR (Workshop track), 2016

  13. Closing the Gap: Domain Adaptation from Explicit to Implicit Discourse Relations [pdf]
    Yangfeng Ji, Gongbo Zhang, Jacob Eisenstein
    EMNLP, 2015

  14. Better Document-level Sentiment Analysis from RST Discourse Parsing [pdf]
    Parminder Bhatia, Yangfeng Ji, Jacob Eisenstein
    EMNLP, 2015

  15. deltaBLEU: A Discriminative Metric for Generation Tasks with Intrinsically Diverse Targets [pdf]
    Michel Galley, Chris Brockett, Alessandro Sordoni, Yangfeng Ji, Michael Auli, Chris Quirk, Margaret Mitchell, Jianfeng Gao, Bill Dolan
    ACL-IJCNLP, 2015

  16. One Vector is Not Enough: Entity-Augmented Distributed Semantics for Discourse Relations [pdf] [code] [talk]
    Yangfeng Ji, Jacob Eisenstein
    TACL, Vol. 3, 2015

  17. A Neural Network Approach to Context-Sensitive Generation of Conversational Responses [pdf] [website]
    Alessandro Sordoni, Michel Galley, Michael Auli, Chris Brockett, Yangfeng Ji, Meg Mitchell, Jianyun Nie, Jianfeng Gao, Bill Dolan
    NCCAL-HLT, 2015

  18. Entity-Augmented Distributional Semantics for Discourse Relations [pdf]
    Yangfeng Ji, Jacob Eisenstein
    ICLR (Workshop track), 2015

  19. Extracting Lexically Divergent Paraphrases from Twitter [pdf]
    Wei Xu, Alan Ritter, Chris Callison-Burch, William B. Dolan, Yangfeng Ji
    TACL, Vol. 2, 2014

  20. Representation Learning for Text-level Discourse Parsing [pdf] [code] [talk]
    Yangfeng Ji, Jacob Eisenstein
    ACL, 2014

  21. Mining Themes and Interests in the Asperger's and Autism Community [pdf]
    Yangfeng Ji, Hwajung Hong, Rosa Arriaga, Agata Rozga, Gregory Abowd, Jacob Eisenstein
    Proceedings of ACL Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology, 2014

  22. A Variational Bayesian Model for User Intent Detection, [pdf]
    Yangfeng Ji, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Asli Celikyilmaz, Larry Heck, Gokhan Tur
    IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2014

  23. Discriminative Improvements to Distributional Sentence Similarity [pdf] [code]
    Yangfeng Ji, Jacob Eisenstein
    EMNLP, 2013

  24. CDP Mixture Models for Data Clustering [pdf]
    Yangfeng Ji, Tong Lin, Hongbin Zha
    The 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2010

  25. Mahalanobis Distance based Non-negative Sparse Recognition for Face Recognition [pdf]
    Yangfeng Ji, Tong Lin, Hongbin Zha
    The 8th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, 2009