王 瑞 (Wang, Rui)

Tenured Researcher
Advanced Translation Technology Laboratory
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Kyoto, Japan
Email: wangrui.nlp (as you know) gmail.com; wangrui (as you know) nict.go.jp

Short Bio [Full CV Download]

Dr. Rui Wang is a computational linguist working as a tenured researcher in NICT. His research focuses on machine translation (MT), a classic task in NLP (or even in AI). His recent interests are traditional linguistic based and cutting-edge machine learning based approaches for MT. He (as the first or the corresponding authors) has published more than 30 MT papers in top-tier NLP/ML/AI conferences and journals, such as ACL, EMNLP, ICLR, AAAI, IJCAI, IEEE/ACM transactions, etc. He has also won several first places in top-tier MT/NLP shared tasks, such as WMT-2018, WMT-2019, WMT-2020, CoNLL-2019 etc. He served as the area chairs of ICLR-2021 and NAACL-2021.


Research Team

Postdoctoral Researcher

Kehai Chen (NICT, Japan, 2018.10-)

Internship Research Fellow

Shintaro Harada (Prof. Taro Watanabe's lab, NAIST, Japan, 2020.8-2020.10)
Chaoqun Duan (Prof. Tiejun Zhao's lab, HIT, China, 2019.6-2020.9)
Fengshun Xiao (Prof. Hai Zhao's lab, SJTU, China, 2019.10-2020.3)
Zhuosheng Zhang (Prof. Hai Zhao's lab, SJTU, China, 2019.6-2020.7)
Zuchao Li (Prof. Hai Zhao's lab, SJTU, China, 2019.4-2019.10)
Mingming Yang (Prof. Min Zhang's lab, Soochow University, China, 2018.9-2019.7)
Shu Jiang (Prof. Bao-Liang Lu's lab, SJTU, China, 2018.8-2019.1)
Haipeng Sun (Prof. Tiejun Zhao's lab, HIT, China, 2018.8-2020.4)
Zhisong Zhang (Prof. Hai Zhao's lab, SJTU, China, 2017.7-2018.4)
Kehai Chen (Prof. Tiejun Zhao's lab, HIT, China, 2017.1-2018.4)

Selected Shared Tasks

WMT-2020: 1st in three tasks (supervised English->Chinese, supervised Polish->English, and unsupervised/low-resource German-Upper Sorbian)
CoNLL-2019: 1st in the DM sub-task and the 2nd overall [Results][Paper]
WMT-2019: 1st in the only unsupervised MT task (German-Czech) [Results] [Paper]
WAT-2018: 1st places in Myanmar (Burmese) <- English [Results][Paper]
WMT-2018: 1st places in four tasks (English<->Estonian and English<->Finnish) [Results][Paper]


Selected Academic Services

Area Chairs: ICLR-2021, NAACL-2021, CCL-2019, and CCL-2018
Organization Chairs: PACLIC-29 and YCCL-2012
PC Members: ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, ICLR, AAAI, and IJCAI
Reviewers: CL, TACL, and IEEE TASLP

Selected Publication [Google Scholar] [DBLP]

Note: If you have a technical question about a research paper, it is best to try to get in contact with all of the authors, so the most appropriate person can respond as quickly as possible.

2020

Memory Network for Linguistic Structure Parsing
    Zuchao Li, Chaoyu Guan, Hai Zhao, Rui Wang, Kevin Parnow, and Zhuosheng Zhang
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (TASLP), 2020

A Novel Sentence-Level Agreement Architecture for Neural Machine Translation
    Mingming Yang, Rui Wang, Kehai Chen, Xing Wang, Tiejun Zhao, and Min Zhang
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (TASLP), 2020

Unsupervised Neural Machine Translation for Similar and Distant Language Pairs: An Empirical Study
    Haipeng Sun, Rui Wang, Masao Utiyama, Benjamin Marie, Kehai Chen, Eiichiro Sumita, and Tiejun Zhao*
    ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP), 2020

Towards More Diverse Input Representation for Neural Machine Translation
    Kehai Chen, Rui Wang*, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita, Tiejun Zhao, Munyun Yang, and Hai Zhao
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (TASLP), 2020

Unsupervised Neural Machine Translation with Cross-lingual Language Representation Agreement
    Haipeng Sun, Rui Wang, Kehai Chen, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita, and Tiejun Zhao
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (TASLP), 2020

Robust Unsupervised Neural Machine Translation with Adversarial Denoising Training
    Haipeng Sun, Rui Wang, Kehai Chen, Xugang Lu, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita, and Tiejun Zhao*
    The 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-2020), Barcelona, Spain

High-order Semantic Role Labeling
    Zuchao Li, Hai Zhao*, Rui Wang and Kevin Parnow
    The 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-2020-Findings), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Reference Language based Unsupervised Neural Machine Translation
    Zuchao Li, Hai Zhao*, Rui Wang*, Masao Utiyama and Eiichiro Sumita
    The 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-2020-Findings), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Knowledge Distillation for Multilingual Unsupervised Neural Machine Translation
    Haipeng Sun, Rui Wang*, Kehai Chen, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita, and Tiejun Zhao*
    The 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2020), Seattle, USA

Content Word Aware Neural Machine Translation
    Kehai Chen, Rui Wang*, Masao Utiyama, and Eiichiro Sumita
    The 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2020), Seattle, USA

Regularized Context Gates on Transformer for Machine Translation
    Xintong Li, Lemao Liu, Rui Wang, Guoping Huang, and Max Meng
    The 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2020), Seattle, USA

Data-dependent Gaussian Prior Objective for Language Generation
    Zuchao Li, Rui Wang*, Kehai Chen, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita, Zhuosheng Zhang, and Hai Zhao*
    International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR-2020), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    [Codes] Note: this is a full-score paper and a long-time talk presentation

Neural Machine Translation with Universal Visual Representation
    Zhuosheng Zhang, Kehai Chen, Rui Wang*, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita, Zuchao Li, and Hai Zhao*
    International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR-2020), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    [Codes]

Explicit Sentence Compression for Neural Machine Translation
    Zuchao Li, Rui Wang*, Kehai Chen, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita, Zhuosheng Zhang, and Hai Zhao*
    Thirty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2020), New York, USA

SG-Net: Syntax-Guided Machine Reading Comprehension
    Zhuosheng Zhang, Yuwei Wu, Junru Zhou, Sufeng Duan, Hai Zhao*, and Rui Wang*
    Thirty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2020), New York, USA
    [Codes]

2019

Neural Machine Translation with Sentence-level Topic Context
    Kehai Chen, Rui Wang, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita, and Tiejun Zhao
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (TASLP), 2019

Recurrent Positional Embedding for Neural Machine Translation
    Kehai Chen, Rui Wang*, Masao Utiyama, and Eiichiro Sumita
    2019 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and 9th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-IJCNLP2019), Hong Kong, China

Unsupervised Bilingual Word Embedding Agreement for Unsupervised Neural Machine Translation
    Haipeng Sun, Rui Wang*, Kehai Chen, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita, and Tiejun Zhao*
    The 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2019), Florence, Italy

Neural Machine Translation with Reordering Embeddings
    Kehai Chen, Rui Wang*, Masao Utiyama, and Eiichiro Sumita
    The 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2019), Florence, Italy

Sentence-Level Agreement for Neural Machine Translation
     Mingming Yang, Rui Wang*, Kehai Chen, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita, Min Zhang*, and Tiejun Zhao
    The 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2019), Florence, Italy

Lattice-Based Transformer Encoder for Neural Machine Translation
     Fengshun Xiao, Jiangtong Li, Hai Zhao*, Rui Wang, and Kehai Chen
    The 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2019), Florence, Italy

2018

Sentence Selection and Weighting for Neural Machine Translation Domain Adaptation
    Rui Wang, Masao Utiyama, Andrew Finch, Lemao Liu, Kehai Chen, and Eiichiro Sumita
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (TASLP), 2018

Graph-based Bilingual Word Embedding for Statistical Machine Translation
    Rui Wang, Hai Zhao*, Sabine Ploux*, Bao-Liang Lu, Masao Utiyama, and Eiichiro Sumita
    ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP), 2018

A Neural Approach to Source Dependency-Based Context Model for Statistical Machine Translation
    Kehai Chen, Tiejun Zhao, Muyun Yang, Lemao Liu*, Akihiro Tamura, Rui Wang, Masao Utiyama, and Eiichiro Sumita
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (TASLP), 2018

Exploring Recombination for Efficient Decoding of Neural Machine Translation
    Zhisong Zhang, Rui Wang*, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita, and Hai Zhao*
    2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-2018), Brussels, Belgium
    [Codes]

A Survey of Domain Adaptation for Neural Machine Translation
    Chenhui Chu and Rui Wang
    The 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-2018), Santa Fe, USA

Dynamic Sentence Sampling for Efficient Training of Neural Machine Translation
    Rui Wang, Masao Utiyama, and Eiichiro Sumita
    The 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2018), Melbourne, Australia

Syntax-Directed Attention for Neural Machine Translation
    Kehai Chen, Rui Wang*, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita, and Tiejun Zhao
    The Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2018), New Orleans, Lousiana, USA

2017

Context-Aware Smoothing for Neural Machine Translation
    Kehai Chen, Rui Wang*, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita, and Tiejun Zhao
    The 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2017), Taipei, China

Instance Weighting for Neural Machine Translation Domain Adaptation
    Rui Wang, Masao Utiyama, Lemao Liu, Kehai Chen, and Eiichro Sumita
    Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-2017), Copenhagen, Denmark

Neural Machine Translation with Source Dependency Representation
    Kehai Chen, Rui Wang*, Masao Utiyama, Lemao Liu, Akihiro Tamura, Eiichiro Sumita, and Tiejun Zhao
    Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-2017), Copenhagen, Denmark

Sentence Embedding for Neural Machine Translation Domain Adaptation
    Rui Wang, Andrew Finch, Masao Utiyama, and Eiichro Sumita
    The 55th annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2017), Vancouver, Canada

2016 and Before

Converting Continuous-Space Language Models into N-gram Language Models with Efficient Bilingual Pruning for Statistical Machine Translation
    Rui Wang, Masao Utiyama*, Isao Goto, Eiichiro Sumita, Hai Zhao*, and Bao-Liang Lu
    ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP), 2016

Bilingual Continuous-Space Language Model Growing for Statistical Machine Translation
    Rui Wang, Hai Zhao*, Bao-Liang Lu, Masao Utiyama, and Eiichiro Sumita
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (TASLP), 2015

Connecting Phrase based Statistical Machine Translation Adaptation
    Rui Wang, Hai Zhao*, Bao-Liang Lu, Masao Utiyama*, and Eiichro Sumita
    The 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-2016), Osaka, Japan

A Bilingual Graph-based Semantic Model for Statistical Machine Translation
    Rui Wang, Hai Zhao*, Sabine Ploux*, Bao-Liang Lu, and Masao Utiyama
    25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-16), New York, USA
    [Codes]

Neural Network Based Bilingual Language Model Growing for Statistical Machine Translation
    Rui Wang, Hai Zhao*, Bao-Liang Lu, Masao Utiyama, and Eiichro Sumita
    Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-2014), Doha, Qatar

Converting Continuous-Space Language Models into N-gram Language Models for Statistical Machine Translation
    Rui Wang, Masao Utiyama, Isao Goto, Eiichro Sumita, Hai Zhao, and Bao-Liang Lu
    Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-2013), Seattle, USA