Xinyu Zhou


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Towards Joint Modeling of Dialogue Response and Speech Synthesis based on Large Language Model
Xinyu Zhou | Delong Chen | Yudong Chen
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Natural Language and Speech Processing (ICNLSP 2023)

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SIMSUM: Document-level Text Simplification via Simultaneous Summarization
Sofia Blinova | Xinyu Zhou | Martin Jaggi | Carsten Eickhoff | Seyed Ali Bahrainian
Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers)

Document-level text simplification is a specific type of simplification which involves simplifying documents consisting of several sentences by rewriting them into fewer or more sentences. In this paper, we propose a new two-stage framework SIMSUM for automated document-level text simplification. Our model is designed with explicit summarization and simplification models and guides the generation using the main keywords of a source text. In order to evaluate our new model, we use two existing benchmark datasets for simplification, namely D-Wikipedia and Wiki-Doc. We compare our model’s performance with state of the art and show that SIMSUM achieves top results on the D-Wikipedia dataset SARI (+1.20), D-SARI (+1.64), and FKGL (-0.35) scores, improving over the best baseline models. In order to evaluate the quality of the generated text, we analyze the outputs from different models qualitatively and demonstrate the merit of our new model. Our code and datasets are available.