Steven Xu


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Preferred Answer Selection in Stack Overflow: Better Text Representations ... and Metadata, Metadata, Metadata
Steven Xu | Andrew Bennett | Doris Hoogeveen | Jey Han Lau | Timothy Baldwin
Proceedings of the 2018 EMNLP Workshop W-NUT: The 4th Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text

Community question answering (cQA) forums provide a rich source of data for facilitating non-factoid question answering over many technical domains. Given this, there is considerable interest in answer retrieval from these kinds of forums. However this is a difficult task as the structure of these forums is very rich, and both metadata and text features are important for successful retrieval. While there has recently been a lot of work on solving this problem using deep learning models applied to question/answer text, this work has not looked at how to make use of the rich metadata available in cQA forums. We propose an attention-based model which achieves state-of-the-art results for text-based answer selection alone, and by making use of complementary meta-data, achieves a substantially higher result over two reference datasets novel to this work.


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UNIMELB at SemEval-2016 Tasks 4A and 4B: An Ensemble of Neural Networks and a Word2Vec Based Model for Sentiment Classification
Steven Xu | HuiZhi Liang | Timothy Baldwin
Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2016)