Contact Information

  • Address: No.29, Jiaohua Street, Nangang District, Harbin, Heilongjiang, P.R. China 150001
  • E-mail1: wnzhang[at]ir.hit.edu.cn
  • Gtalk: weinanzhang[at]gmail.com

Educations

  • 2014.07 Ph.D Degree, School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, supervised by Prof.Ting Liu
  • 2010.07 Master Degree, School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology
  • 2007.07 Bachelor Degree, School of Science, Northeast Forestry University

Research Interests

  • Socialbot, Open Domain Conversation
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Experiences

Academic Activities

  • Member of Social Media Processing Committee of Chinese Information Processing Society of China
  • Member of Information Retrieval Committee of Chinese Information Processing Society of China
  • Member of the Youth Work Committee of Chinese Information Processing Society of China
  • Member of the Youth Work Committee of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence

Selected Publications

  • Song, Haoyu, Yan Wang, Wei-Nan Zhang, Xiaojiang Liu, and Ting Liu. Generate, Delete and Rewrite: A Three-Stage Framework for Improving Persona Consistency of Dialogue Generation[C]. ACL 2020.
  • Song, Haoyu, Wei-Nan Zhang, Jingwen Hu, and Ting Liu. Generating Persona Consistent Dialogues by Exploiting Natural Language Inference[C]. AAAI 2020.
  • Cui, Yiming, Wanxiang Che, Wei-Nan Zhang, Ting Liu, Shijin Wang, and Guoping Hu. Discriminative Sentence Modeling for Story Ending Prediction[C]. AAAI 2020.
  • Zhu, Qingfu, Wei-Nan Zhang, Lei Cui, and Ting Liu. Order-Sensitive Keywords Based Response Generation in Open-Domain Conversational Systems[J]. ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP) 19, no. 2 (2019): 1-18.
  • Ma, Wentao, Yiming Cui, Nan Shao, Su He, Wei-Nan Zhang, Ting Liu, Shijin Wang, and Guoping Hu. "TripleNet: Triple Attention Network for Multi-Turn Response Selection in Retrieval-Based Chatbots[C]. In Proceedings of the 23rd Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL), pp. 737-746. 2019.
  • Qingyu Yin, Wei-Nan Zhang, Yu Zhang, Ting Liu. Chinese Zero Pronoun Resolution: A Collaborative Filtering-based Approach[J]. ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP) 19, no. 1 (2019): 3.
  • Qingfu Zhu, Lei Cui, Wei-Nan Zhang, Furu Wei, Ting Liu. Retrieval-Enhanced Adversarial Training for Neural Response Generation[C]. ACL 2019 (to appear)
  • Haoyu Song, Wei-Nan Zhang, Yiming Cui, Dong Wang, Ting Liu. Exploiting Persona Information for Diverse Generation of Conversational Responses[C]. IJCAI 2019 (to appear)
  • Wei-Nan Zhang, Yue Zhang, Yuanxing Liu, Donglin Di, Ting Liu. A Neural Approach for Verb Phrase Ellipsis Resolution[C]. AAAI 2019 (to appear)
  • Wei-Nan Zhang, Yiming Cui, Yifa Wang, Qingfu Zhu, Lingzhi Li, Lianqiang Zhou, Ting Liu. Context-Sensitive Generation of Open-Domain Conversational Responses[C]. COLING 2018
  • Wei-Nan Zhang, Qingfu Zhu, Yifa Wang, Yanyan Zhao, and Ting Liu. Neural personalized response generation as domain adaptation [J]. World Wide Web 2018.
  • Qingyu Yin, Yu Zhang, Wei-Nan Zhang, Ting Liu, William Yang Wang. Zero Pronoun Resolution with Attention-based Neural Network[C]. COLING 2018
  • Qingyu Yin, Yu Zhang, Wei-Nan Zhang, Ting Liu, William Yang Wang. Deep Reinforcement Learning for Chinese Zero Pronoun Resolution[C]. ACL 2018
  • Wei-Nan Zhang, Lingzhi Li, Dongyan Cao, Lianqiang Zhou, Ting Liu. Exploring Implicit Feedback for Open Domain Conversation Generation[C]. AAAI 2018
  • Wei-Nan Zhang, Ting Liu, Bing Qin, Yu Zhang, Wanxiang Che, Yanyan Zhao and Xiao Ding. Benben: A Chinese Intelligent Conversational Robot [C]. ACL, 2017
  • Qingyu Yin, Wei-Nan Zhang, Yu Zhang, Ting Liu. A Deep Neural Network for Chinese Zero Pronoun Resolution[C]. IJCAI, 2017
  • Qingyu Yin, Yu Zhang, Wei-Nan Zhang, Ting Liu. Chinese Zero Pronoun Resolution with Deep Memory Network[C]. EMNLP, 2017
  • Wei-Nan Zhang, Ting Liu, Qingyu Yin, Yu Zhang. Neural Recovery Machine for Chinese Dropped Pronoun[J]. Frontiers of Computer Science, 2017
  • Ting Liu, Yiming Cui, Qingyu Yin, Wei-Nan Zhang, Shijin Wang and Guoping Hu. Generating and Exploiting Large-scale Pseudo Training Data for Zero Pronoun Resolution[C]. ACL, 2017
  • Wei-Nan Zhang, Zhaoyan Ming, Yu Zhang, Ting Liu and Chua Tat-Seng.Capturing the Semantics of Key Phrases Using Multiple Languages for Question Retrieval[J]. IEEE TKDE, 2016
  • Wei-Nan Zhang, Zhaoyan Ming, Yu Zhang, Ting Liu and Chua Tat-Seng. Exploring Key Concept Paraphrasing based on Pivot Language Translation for Question Retrieval[C]. AAAI, 2015
  • Ting Liu, Wei-Nan Zhang, Yu Zhang. SocialRobot: a big data-driven humanoid intelligent system in social media services[J]. Multimedia Systems, 2016, 22(1):17-27.
  • Wei-Nan Zhang, Zhaoyan Ming, Yu Zhang, Liqiang Nie, Ting Liu and Chua Tat-Seng. The Use of Dependency Relation Graph to Enhance the Term Weighting in Question Retrieval[C]. COLING, 2012, pp:3105-3120. (EI Index, 20131816299393)
  • Wei-Nan Zhang, Yu Zhang and Ting Liu. A Topic Inference based Translation Model for Question Retrieval in Community-based Question Answering Services, China Conference on Information Retrieval(CCIR2013. In Chinese)Best Student Paper
  • Qingyu Yin, Wei-Nan Zhang, Yu Zhang, Ting Liu. Joint Model for Ellipsis Identification and Recovery[C]. China Conference on Information Retrieval(CCIR2014. In Chinese)Best Student Paper

Awards

  • First Prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of HeiLongjiang Province (2016)
  • Third Prize of Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (2016)
  • Top 10 Outstanding Graduate Students Award of Harbin Institute of Technology (2014)
  • Best Student Paper Award of the 20th China Conference on Information Retrieval (2014)
  • National Scholarship (2013)
  • Baidu Scholarship (2013)
  • Best Student Paper Award of the 19th China Conference on Information Retrieval (2013)