Yuchen Zhang
Yuchen Zhang      张 语 晨 

Computer Science Department
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02453

Office: Volen Center for Complex Systems 110
E-mail: yuchenz AT brandeis DOT edu





I am a PhD graduate in Computer Science from Brandeis University. My advisor is Professor Nianwen (Bert) Xue. My research interests are natural language processing and machine learning. My PhD research mainly focused on Information Extraction (event and temporal relation extraction, temporal expression extraction and normalization, eventuality, modality, and tense extraction, etc.). I got my Master's degree in Computer Science from Brandeis University, and my Bachelar's degree in Computer Science from the Computer Science Department in Harbin Institute of Technology in China.


  • Yuchen Zhang. Temporal Dependency Structure Modeling. PhD Dissertation 2020. pdf
  • Yuchen Zhang and Nianwen Xue. Acquiring Structured Temporal Representation via Crowdsourcing: A Feasibility Study. Proceedings of the Eighth Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM) 2019. Minneapolis. pdf
  • Jiarui Yao, Minxuan Feng, Haixia Feng, Zhiguo Wang, Yuchen Zhang and Nianwen Xue. SMART: A Stratified Machine Reading Test. Proceedings of NLPCC 2019. Dunhuang, China. pdf
  • Yuchen Zhang and Nianwen Xue. Neural Ranking Models for Temporal Dependency Structure Parsing. Proceedings of EMNLP 2018. Brussels, Belgium. pdf
  • Yuchen Zhang and Nianwen Xue. Structured Interpretation of Temporal Relations. Proceedings of LREC 2018. Miyazaki, Japan. pdf
  • Yuchen Zhang and Nianwen Xue. Automatic inference of the tense of Chinese events using implicit linguistic information. Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-2014). Doha, Qatar. pdf
  • Nianwen Xue and Yuchen Zhang. Buy one get one free: Distant annotation of Chinese tense, event type, and modality. Proceedings of LREC-2014. Reykjavik, Iceland. pdf
  • Nianwen Xue, Yuchen Zhang and Yaqin Yang. Distant annotation of Chinese tense and modality. Proceedings of the Workshop on Annotation of Modal Meaning in Natural Language (WAMM-2013). Potsdam, Germany. pdf
  • Sameer Pradhan, Alessandro Moschitti, Nianwen Xue, Hwee Tou Ng, Anders Bjorkelund, Olga Uryupina, Yuchen Zhang and Zhong Zhi. Towards robust linguistic analysis using OntoNotes. Proceedings of CoNLL-2013. Sophia, Bulgaria. pdf
  • Sameer Pradhan, Alessandro Moschitti, Nianwen Xue, Olga Uryupina, Yuchen Zhang. CoNLL-2012 shared task: Modeling multilingual unrestricted coreference in OntoNotes. Proceedings of EMNLP-CoNLL 2012. Jeju Island, Korea. pdf

Teaching Assistant

COSI 134.   Statistical Natural Language Processing. Instructor: Nianwen Xue. (Fall 2017, Fall 2018)
COSI 137.   Information Extraction. Instructor: Nianwen Xue. (Spring 2018)
COSI 115.   Spoken Dialog Design. Instructor: Marie Meteer. (Summer 2015)
                      Course Page: CS115 Spoken Dialog Design
LING 131.   Python Programming for Linguistics. Instructor: Nianwen Xue.
                      (Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016)
                      Textbook: Natural Language Processing with Python
COSI 21b.   Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs. Instructor: Harry Mairson.
                      (Spring 2012)
COSI 29a.   Discrete Structures. Instructor: Harry Mairson. (Fall 2011, Fall 2012)
                      Textbook: Mathematics for Computer Science

NLP Links

ACL Anthology
NLP Conferences
Stanford Machine Learning Course Notes
Stanford CS224d Deep Learning for NLP
Machine Learning QA
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