Shuzi Niu


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Hierarchical Region Learning for Nested Named Entity Recognition
Xinwei Long | Shuzi Niu | Yucheng Li
Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EMNLP 2020

Named Entity Recognition (NER) is deeply explored and widely used in various tasks. Usually, some entity mentions are nested in other entities, which leads to the nested NER problem. Leading region based models face both the efficiency and effectiveness challenge due to the high subsequence enumeration complexity. To tackle these challenges, we propose a hierarchical region learning framework to automatically generate a tree hierarchy of candidate regions with nearly linear complexity and incorporate structure information into the region representation for better classification. Experiments on benchmark datasets ACE-2005, GENIA and JNLPBA demonstrate competitive or better results than state-of-the-art baselines.


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DailyDialog: A Manually Labelled Multi-turn Dialogue Dataset
Yanran Li | Hui Su | Xiaoyu Shen | Wenjie Li | Ziqiang Cao | Shuzi Niu
Proceedings of the Eighth International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (Volume 1: Long Papers)

We develop a high-quality multi-turn dialog dataset, DailyDialog, which is intriguing in several aspects. The language is human-written and less noisy. The dialogues in the dataset reflect our daily communication way and cover various topics about our daily life. We also manually label the developed dataset with communication intention and emotion information. Then, we evaluate existing approaches on DailyDialog dataset and hope it benefit the research field of dialog systems. The dataset is available on

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A Conditional Variational Framework for Dialog Generation
Xiaoyu Shen | Hui Su | Yanran Li | Wenjie Li | Shuzi Niu | Yang Zhao | Akiko Aizawa | Guoping Long
Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 2: Short Papers)

Deep latent variable models have been shown to facilitate the response generation for open-domain dialog systems. However, these latent variables are highly randomized, leading to uncontrollable generated responses. In this paper, we propose a framework allowing conditional response generation based on specific attributes. These attributes can be either manually assigned or automatically detected. Moreover, the dialog states for both speakers are modeled separately in order to reflect personal features. We validate this framework on two different scenarios, where the attribute refers to genericness and sentiment states respectively. The experiment result testified the potential of our model, where meaningful responses can be generated in accordance with the specified attributes.