Tao Qian


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UniLG: A Unified Structure-aware Framework for Lyrics Generation
Tao Qian | Fan Lou | Jiatong Shi | Yuning Wu | Shuai Guo | Xiang Yin | Qin Jin
Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers)

As a special task of natural language generation, conditional lyrics generation needs to consider the structure of generated lyrics and the relationship between lyrics and music. Due to various forms of conditions, a lyrics generation system is expected to generate lyrics conditioned on different signals, such as music scores, music audio, or partially-finished lyrics, etc. However, most of the previous works have ignored the musical attributes hidden behind the lyrics and the structure of the lyrics. Additionally, most works only handle limited lyrics generation conditions, such as lyrics generation based on music score or partial lyrics, they can not be easily extended to other generation conditions with the same framework. In this paper, we propose a unified structure-aware lyrics generation framework named UniLG. Specifically, we design compound templates that incorporate textual and musical information to improve structure modeling and unify the different lyrics generation conditions. Extensive experiments demonstrate the effectiveness of our framework. Both objective and subjective evaluations show significant improvements in generating structural lyrics.


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A Transition-based Model for Joint Segmentation, POS-tagging and Normalization
Tao Qian | Yue Zhang | Meishan Zhang | Yafeng Ren | Donghong Ji
Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing


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Word Sense Induction Using Lexical Chain based Hypergraph Model
Tao Qian | Donghong Ji | Mingyao Zhang | Chong Teng | Congling Xia
Proceedings of COLING 2014, the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers