Jooyeon Lee


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Enhancing Consumer Health Question Reformulation: Chain-of-Thought Prompting Integrating Focus, Type, and User Knowledge Level
Jooyeon Lee | Luan Huy Pham | Özlem Uzuner
Proceedings of the First Workshop on Patient-Oriented Language Processing (CL4Health) @ LREC-COLING 2024

In this paper, we explore consumer health question (CHQ) reformulation, focusing on enhancing the quality of reformation of questions without considering interest shifts. Our study introduces the use of the NIH GARD website as a gold standard dataset for this specific task, emphasizing its relevance and applicability. Additionally, we developed other datasets consisting of related questions scraped from Google, Bing, and Yahoo. We augmented, evaluated and analyzed the various datasets, demonstrating that the reformulation task closely resembles the question entailment generation task. Our approach, which integrates the Focus and Type of consumer inquiries, represents a significant advancement in the field of question reformulation. We provide a comprehensive analysis of different methodologies, offering insights into the development of more effective and user-centric AI systems for consumer health support.


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MNLP at FinCausal2022: Nested NER with a Generative Model
Jooyeon Lee | Luan Huy Pham | Özlem Uzuner
Proceedings of the 4th Financial Narrative Processing Workshop @LREC2022

This paper describes work performed for the FinCasual 2022 Shared Task “Financial Document Causality Detection” (FinCausal 2022). As the name implies, the task involves extraction of casual and consequential elements from financial text. Our approach focuses employing Nested NER using the Text-to-Text Transformer (T5) generative transformer models while applying different combinations of datasets and tagging methods. Our system reports accuracy of 79% in Exact Match comparison and F-measure score of 92% token level measurement.


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MNLP at MEDIQA 2021: Fine-Tuning PEGASUS for Consumer Health Question Summarization
Jooyeon Lee | Huong Dang | Ozlem Uzuner | Sam Henry
Proceedings of the 20th Workshop on Biomedical Language Processing

This paper details a Consumer Health Question (CHQ) summarization model submitted to MEDIQA 2021 for shared task 1: Question Summarization. Many CHQs are composed of multiple sentences with typos or unnecessary information, which can interfere with automated question answering systems. Question summarization mitigates this issue by removing this unnecessary information, aiding automated systems in generating a more accurate summary. Our summarization approach focuses on applying multiple pre-processing techniques, including question focus identification on the input and the development of an ensemble method to combine question focus with an abstractive summarization method. We use the state-of-art abstractive summarization model, PEGASUS (Pre-training with Extracted Gap-sentences for Abstractive Summarization), to generate abstractive summaries. Our experiments show that using our ensemble method, which combines abstractive summarization with question focus identification, improves performance over using summarization alone. Our model shows a ROUGE-2 F-measure of 11.14% against the official test dataset.


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SalamNET at SemEval-2020 Task 12: Deep Learning Approach for Arabic Offensive Language Detection
Fatemah Husain | Jooyeon Lee | Sam Henry | Ozlem Uzuner
Proceedings of the Fourteenth Workshop on Semantic Evaluation

This paper describes SalamNET, an Arabic offensive language detection system that has been submitted to SemEval 2020 shared task 12: Multilingual Offensive Language Identification in Social Media. Our approach focuses on applying multiple deep learning models and conducting in depth error analysis of results to provide system implications for future development considerations. To pursue our goal, a Recurrent Neural Network (RNN), a Gated Recurrent Unit (GRU), and Long-Short Term Memory (LSTM) models with different design architectures have been developed and evaluated. The SalamNET, a Bi-directional Gated Recurrent Unit (Bi-GRU) based model, reports a macro-F1 score of 0.83%