Portrait of Chin-Yew Lin

Chin-Yew Lin

Principal Research Manager

About

I am a research manager of the Knowledge Mining group at Microsoft Research Asia. My research interests are knowledge mining, social computing, question answering, and automatic summarization.

Recently, my main research directions are: (1) developing a semantic computing framework for real world applications and services including automatic acquisition of semantic knowledge, machine reading for semantic indexing, and automatic understanding of user intents; and (2) developing Soul, a platform and services for big social data analytics. Building on experiences from the Soul project, my team is developing technologies to automatically learn social interaction knowledge from large-scale real world online data and transform unstructured and semi-structured web data into structured data to enable semantic computing. The goal is to enable rich and context-aware interactive client plus cloud computing applications powered by automatically distilled intelligent data.

I developed automatic evaluation technologies for summarization, QA, and MT. In particular, I created the ROUGE automatic summarization evaluation package. It has become the de facto standard in summarization evaluations. ROUGE has been chosen as the official automatic evaluation package for Document Understanding Conference since 2004.

Before joining Microsoft, I was a senior research scientist at the Information Sciences Institute at University of Southern California (USC/ISI) where I worked in the Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation group since 1997. I was the program co-chair of ACL 2012 and program co-chair of AAAI 2011 AI & the Web Special Track.

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Teaching

  • Chin-Yew Lin. Personalized Information Delivery with NLP and Search Technolgies. In Microsoft Research Asia Summer School 2006 on Next Generation World Wide Web Technologies, Shenzhen, China, July 9 – 11, 2006.
  • Chin-Yew Lin. Automated Text Summarization. In Tutorial of the 2nd International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP-05), Jeju Island, Korea, October 11 – 13, 2005.
  • Chin-Yew Lin. Text Summarization. In Microsoft Research Asia Summer School 2005 on Information Extraction Technologies, Harbin, China, June 1 – 3, 2005.
  • Hovy, E.H. and Chin-Yew Lin and Daniel Marcu 1999. Automated Text Summarization. Inthe tutorial of the 22nd International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A, August 15-19, 1999.

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