Zhenyu ZHANG /

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, under the supervision of Associate Professor Tingwen Liu and Professor Li Guo. Before that, I received my bachelor's degree from Central South University in 2017, advised by Professor Jianxin Wang. Up to now, I have published several papers in the world top conferences such as ACL, EMNLP, AAAI, IJCAI, WWW and won the Best Paper Award of PAKDD 2020. My research interests lie within the intersection of Natural Language Processing (NLP), Knowledge Graphs (KG) and Information Extraction (IE).

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  • [2021/05] One paper about Relation Extraction (RE) was accepted to ACL 2021.
  • [2021/01] One paper about Information Extraction (IE) was accepted to WWW 2021.
  • [2020/09] Two papers about Relation Extraction (RE) were accepted to COLING 2020.
  • [2020/09] Two papers about Named Entity Recognition (NER), Event Extraction (EE) were accepted to EMNLP 2020.
  • [2020/01] One paper about Entity Linking (EL) was accepted to WWW 2020.
  • [2019/11] One paper about Relation Extraction (RE) was accepted to AAAI 2020.
  • [2019/05] One paper about Relation Extraction (RE) was accepted to IJCAI 2019.
  • [2019/01] One paper about Entity Linking (EL) was accepted to WWW 2019.

Selected Publications ->

Full Publication List

From What to Why: Improving Relation Extraction with Rationale Graph
Zhenyu Zhang, Bowen Yu, Xiaobo Shu, Mengge Xue, Tingwen Liu and Li Guo
Findings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Findings of ACL 2021)

Distilling Knowledge from Well-informed Soft Labels for Neural Relation Extraction
Zhenyu Zhang, Xiaobo Shu, Bowen Yu, Tingwen Liu, Jiapeng Zhao, Quangang Li, Li Guo
The 34th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2020)

Document-level Relation Extraction with Dual-tier Heterogeneous Graph
Zhenyu Zhang, Bowen Yu, Xiaobo Shu, Tingwen Liu, Hengzhu Tang, Yubin Wang, Li Guo
The 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2020)

Semi-Open Information Extraction
Bowen Yu, Zhenyu Zhang, Jiawei Sheng, Tingwen Liu, Yubin Wang, Yucheng Wang and Bin Wang
The Web Conference 2021 (WWW 2021)

Beyond Word Attention: Using Segment Attention in Neural Relation Extraction
Bowen Yu, Zhenyu Zhang, Tingwen Liu, Bin Wang, Sujian Li and Quangang Li
The 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2019)

Academic Services

Selected Awards

  • National Scholarship for Doctoral Students (Top 2%, RMB ¥ 30,000). Ministry of Education, China. 2020.
  • Merit Student (Top 10%). University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). 2018, 2019.
  • Outstanding Graduate of Hunan Province (Top 2%). Hunan Provincial Education Department, China. 2017.
  • First Prize of the 3rd National College Competition on Cloud Computing (Top 1‰, RMB ¥ 5,000). Ministry of Education, China. 2017.
  • Cyber Security Scholarship (Top 1%, RMB ¥ 30,000). China Internet Development Foundation. 2016.
  • National Scholarship for Undergraduate Students (Top 2%, RMB ¥ 8,000). Ministry of Education, China. 2016.
  • Second Prize of the 8th/9th National College Student Information Security Contest (Top 10%). Ministry of Education, China. 2015, 2016.
  • First Class Scholarship (Top 2%, RMB ¥ 5,000). Central South University (CSU). 2015, 2016.
  • Second Prize of the 2nd National College Competition on Internet of Things (Top 1%, RMB ¥ 3,000). Ministry of Education, China. 2015.
  • Merit Student (Top 10%). Central South University (CSU). 2014, 2015, 2016.

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