Notice About Holding An Academic Report by Zhou Guodong, a Professor of Soochow University


Headline : Natural Language Understanding and Cognition

Time : 10 am, on September 12, 2018
Location : Academic Report Hall in Annex Building of B8, Southern Campus of SCUT

Report summary:

Although natural language has always played an important role in the fields of society, economy and national security, the natural language understanding and cognitive ability of computers has been far less than that of human beings. In recent years, with the continuous popularization of the mobile Internet and the rapid development of related platforms and technologies such as cloud computing, big data, GPU, and deep learning, we are increasingly feeling that breakthroughs in natural language processing are coming. This report will explore how to improve natural language processing capabilities from two levels: natural language understanding and cognition, which includes: the essential features of natural language, a brief introduction to linguistic theory (structuralist linguistics, transformational grammar, formal linguistics, functional linguistics, cognitive linguistics), the foundation of natural language understanding, and the foundation of natural language cognition (cognitive science) , cognitive linguistics).

Lecturer profile:

Professor Zhou Guodong graduated from the National University of Singapore in December 1997 with a Ph.D..From January 1998 to March 1999, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the National University of Singapore. From April 1999 to August 2006, he served as a deputy researcher, researcher and deputy director research at the Singapore Institute of Information and Communications. At the end of August 2006, he joined the Soochow University as a professor and form a natural language processing laboratory. His Research direction includes natural language understanding, information extraction, natural language cognition, etc. In the past five years, he has published more than 20 internationally renowned SCI journal papers and more than 80 papers on international  top conference such as ACL, EMNLP, COLING, IJCAI and AAAI and hosted 4 NSFC projects (including 2 key projects). According to Google Scholar statistics, his paper has been cited for 7000 times. He was the editorial board member of Computational Linguistics, the top SCI journal in the field of international natural language understanding. He is currently the deputy editor of ACM TALLIP, the editor of the Software Journal, and the vice chairman of the CCF Chinese Information Technology Committee, member of the Academic Committee of Soochow University.