Yuan Yao


Contact

  yaoyuanthu [at] 163 [dot] com
  Room 4-506, FIT Building, Tsinghua University
Beijing, 100084, China

About me

Hi! I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University. I am advised by Professor Zhiyuan Liu and affiliated with the Natural Language Processing Lab (THUNLP). My research interests lie within the intersection of natural language processing, deep learning, information extraction and knowledge graphs. Before I become a Ph.D. student, I also received my bachelor degree from Tsinghua University.

PUBLICATIONS

2021

1. Fanchao Qi*, Yuan Yao*, Sophia Xu*, Zhiyuan Liu and Maosong Sun. (* indicates equal contribution) Turn the Combination Lock: Learnable Textual Backdoor Attacks via Word Substitution. ACL 2021. Long paper.
2. Kai Zhang*, Yuan Yao*, Ruobing Xie, Xu Han, Zhiyuan Liu, Fen Lin, Leyu Lin and Maosong Sun. (* indicates equal contribution) Open Hierarchical Relation Extraction. NAACL-HLT 2021. Long paper.
3. Yuan Yao*, Haoxi Zhong*, Zhengyan Zhang, Xu Han, Xiaozhi Wang, Kai Zhang, Chaojun Xiao, Guoyang Zeng, Zhiyuan Liu and Maosong Sun. (* indicates equal contribution) Adversarial Language Games for Advanced Natural Language Intelligence. AAAI 2021. Long paper.
4. Zheni Zeng, Chaojun Xiao, Yuan Yao, Ruobing Xie, Zhiyuan Liu, Fen Lin, Leyu Lin and Maosong Sun. Knowledge Transfer via Pre-training for Recommendation: A Review and Prospect. Frontiers in Big Data, 2021.

2020

1. Bowen Dong*, Yuan Yao*, Ruobing Xie, Tianyu Gao, Xu Han, Zhiyuan Liu, Fen Lin, Leyu Lin and Maosong Sun. (* indicates equal contribution) Meta-Information Guided Meta-Learning for Few-Shot Relation Classification. COLING 2020. Long paper.
2. Chaojun Xiao, Yuan Yao, Ruobing Xie, Xu Han, Zhiyuan Liu, Maosong Sun, Fen Lin and Leyu Lin. Denoising Relation Extraction from Document-level Distant Supervision. EMNLP 2020. Short paper.
3. Stefan Heinrich, Yuan Yao, Tobias Hinz, Zhiyuan Liu, Thomas Hummel, Matthias Kerzel, Cornelius Weber and Stefan Wermter. Crossmodal Language Grounding in an Embodied Neurocognitive Model

2019

1. Xu Han, Tianyu Gao, Yuan Yao, Demin Ye, Zhiyuan Liu, Maosong Sun. OpenNRE: An Open and Extensible Toolkit for Neural Relation Extraction. EMNLP 2019. Demo paper.
2. Ruidong Wu*, Yuan Yao*, Xu Han, Ruobing Xie, Zhiyuan Liu, Fen Lin, Leyu Lin, Maosong Sun. (* indicates equal contribution) Open Relation Extraction: Relational Knowledge Transfer from Supervised Data to Unsupervised Data. EMNLP 2019. Long paper.
3. Yuan Yao*, Deming Ye*, Peng Li, Xu Han, Yankai Lin, Zhenghao Liu, Zhiyuan Liu, Lixin Huang, Jie Zhou, Maosong Sun. (* indicates equal contribution) DocRED: A Large-Scale Document-Level Relation Extraction Dataset. ACL 2019. Long paper.
4. Jiayuan Mao*, Yuan Yao*, Stefan Heinrich, Tobias Hinz, Cornelius Weber, Stefan Wermter, Zhiyuan Liu, Maosong Sun. (* indicates equal contribution) Bootstrapping Knowledge Graphs From Images and Text. Frontiers in Neurorobitics, 2019.
5. Ruobing Xie, Stefan Heinrich, Zhiyuan Liu, Cornelius Weber, Yuan Yao, Stefan Wermter, Maosong Sun. Integrating Image-based and Knowledge-based Representation Learning. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, 2019.

2018

1. Xu Han, Hao Zhu, Pengfei Yu, Ziyun Wang, Yuan Yao, Zhiyuan Liu, Maosong Sun. FewRel: A Large-Scale Supervised Few-shot Relation Classification Dataset with State-of-the-Art Evaluation. EMNLP 2018. Short paper.

EXPERIENCE

Ph.D. student

Department of Computer Science and Technology,
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
August 2018 - Present

Bachelor of Engineering

Department of Computer Science and Technology,
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
August 2014 - July 2018

TA

Natural Language Processing, Tsinghua University.
2020 - Present
Social Computing, Tsinghua University.
2020 - Present
Media Programming, Tsinghua University.
2017 - 2019

ACADEMIC SERVICES

Student member of Youth Working Committee of Chinese Information Processing Society (CIPS).
2021 - Present
Main student in charge of the CUGE index of Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence (BAAI).
2021 - Present