Shashi NarayanResearch Associate
Informatics Forum 338
School of Informatics
The University of Edinburgh
10 Crichton Street
Edinburgh EH8 9AB, UK
Phone: +44 (0)131 650 4418
My research focuses on natural language understanding and generation. I aim to develop general frameworks for generation from underlying meaning representation or for text rewriting such as summarization, text simplification and paraphrase generation. The idea is to develop a general framework that is not specific to an application and which incorporates syntactic and semantic information. I also have experience with parsing and other structured prediction problems.
Previously, I was a doctoral student at Université de Lorraine, Nancy, working at Loria INRIA under the supervision of Claire Gardent. I was awarded an Erasmus Mundus Masters scholarship in Language and Communication Technology (EM-LCT). I did my major (Bachelor of Technology, Honors) in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur India.
- Sep 21, 2017
- The automatic evaluation results from the WebNLG challenge are now publically available here. Thanks for participating!
- Sep 18, 2017
- We are pleased to announce our Rainbow Parser from Narayan and Cohen (EMNLP'15 and ACL'16). This includes code for training and decoding with latent-variable probabilistic context-free grammars (L-PCFGs).
- Sep 10, 2017
- Our Split and Rephrase benchmark will be soon made available at Github. An unoffical version is already available on request.
- Sep 9, 2017
- Presenting our paper Split and Rephrase at EMNLP in Copenhagen. Please attend!
- Sep 5, 2017
- Claire will present results of our WebNLG challenge at INLG in Compostela, Spain. Stay tuned for more!
- July 31, 2017
- Claire will present our paper Creating Training Corpora for Micro-Planners at ACL in Vancouver, Canada. Please attend!
- July 27, 2017
- Attending Google NLU workshop in New York.