Jilei Tian


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Service-oriented Text-to-SQL Parsing
Wangsu Hu | Jilei Tian
Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EMNLP 2020

The information retrieval from relational database requires professionals who has an understanding of structural query language such as SQL. TEXT2SQL models apply natural language inference to enable user interacting the database via natural language utterance. Current TEXT2SQL models normally focus on generating complex SQL query in a precise and complete fashion while certain features of real-world application in the production environment is not fully addressed. This paper is aimed to develop a service-oriented Text-to-SQL parser that translates natural language utterance to structural and executable SQL query. We introduce a algorithmic framework named Semantic-Enriched SQL generator (SE-SQL) that enables flexibly access database than rigid API in the application while keeping the performance quality for the most commonly used cases. The qualitative result shows that the proposed model achieves 88.3% execution accuracy on WikiSQL task, outperforming baseline by 13% error reduction. Moreover, the framework considers several service-oriented needs including low-complexity inference, out-of-table rejection, and text normalization.


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Personalising Speech-To-Speech Translation in the EMIME Project
Mikko Kurimo | William Byrne | John Dines | Philip N. Garner | Matthew Gibson | Yong Guan | Teemu Hirsimäki | Reima Karhila | Simon King | Hui Liang | Keiichiro Oura | Lakshmi Saheer | Matt Shannon | Sayaki Shiota | Jilei Tian
Proceedings of the ACL 2010 System Demonstrations


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ECESS Inter-Module Interface Specification for Speech Synthesis
Javier Pérez | Antonio Bonafonte | Horst-Udo Hain | Eric Keller | Stefan Breuer | Jilei Tian
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

The newly founded European Centre of Excellence for Speech Synthesis (ECESS) is an initiative to promote the development of the European research area (ERA) in the field of Language Technology. ECESS focuses on the great challenge of high-quality speech synthesis which is of crucial importance for future spoken-language technologies. The main goals of ECESS are to achieve the critical mass needed to promote progress in TTS technology substantially, to integrate basic research know-how related to speech synthesis and to attract public and private funding. To this end, a common system architecture based on exchangeable modules supplied by the ECESS members is to be established. The XML-based interface that connects these modules is the topic of this paper.