I am a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, affiliated with the ILCC. I am supervised by Prof Mirella Lapata and Prof Adam Lopez. My research lies in between machine learning and natural language processing. My focus is semantic parsing with neural networks. Before PhD I obtained MSc Computer Science distinction from the University of Oxford. I am fortunate to receive a Google PhD Fellowship.


A Generative Parser with a Discriminative Recognition Algorithm.  ACL 2017.
Jianpeng Cheng, Adam Lopez and Mirella Lapata
[ Paper ] [ Code ] [ Slides ]
Learning Structured Natural Language Representations for Semantic Parsing.  ACL 2017.
Jianpeng Cheng, Siva Reddy, Vijay Saraswat and Mirella Lapata
[ Paper ] [ Code ] [ Slides ]
Dependency Parsing as Head Selection.  EACL 2017.
Xingxing Zhang, Jianpeng Cheng and Mirella Lapata
[ Paper ] [ Code ]
Long Short-Term Memory-Networks for Machine Reading.  EMNLP 2016.
Jianpeng Cheng, Li Dong and Mirella Lapata
[ Paper ] [ Code ]
Neural Summarization by Extracting Sentences and Words.  ACL 2016.
Jianpeng Cheng and Mirella Lapata
[ Paper ] [ Data ] [ Code ]

My full publication list is available at Google Scholar.

My github.


Amazon Alexa Prize, working on chatbot, 2017
IBM T.J. Watson Research, working on semantic parsing, 2016
Microsoft Research, working on knowledge representations, 2015