2019 - AKBC Best Application Paper Award
2018 - NAACL Test-of-Time Award
2014 - IBM Corporate Award
2013 - IBM Research Outstanding Technical Accomplishment Award
2008, 2010, 2013 - IBM Research A-Level Accomplishment Award
Research paper "NormCo: Deep Disease Normalization for Biomedical Knowledge Base Construction" received the Best Application Paper Award at AKBC 2019
Yunyao gave a talk on Building Domain-Specific Knowledge with Human in the Loop at Robust Machine Learning Algorithms and Systems: Detection & Mitigation of Adversarial Attacks and Anomalies Workshop, National Academies
Yunyao gave a talk on Building Domain-Specific Knowledge with Human in the Loop at University of Michigan AI Lab
Research paper "DIMSIM: An Accurate Chinese Phonetic Similarity Algorithm based on Learned High Dimensional Encoding" is accepted at CONLL 2018 (IBM Research Blog Post).
Research paper "Exploiting Structure in Representation of Named Entities using Active Learning" is accepted at COLING 2018.
Officially joined NSF Center for Big Learning as an Industry Partner.
Demoed LUSTRE an interactive system for entity understanding and standardization at ICDE 2018
Hosted Stanford professor Mark Musen's visit to IBM Research - Almaden
Industry track paper on the design and implementation of SystemT is accepted at NAACL-HLT 2018 Industry Track (the very first industry track at a major NLP conference).
Hosted Univ. of Washington professor Luke Zettlemoyer's visit to IBM Research - Almaden
Yunyao is co-chairing the very first NAACL-HLT Industry Track
Demo paper on Creating and Interacting with Large-Scale Domain-Specific Knowledge Bases is presented at VLDB 2017 [video] [poster]
Research paper on Distant Meta-Path Similarities for Text-Based Heterogeneous Information Networks is accepted at CIKM 2017
Research paper on Crowd-in-the-loop: A Hybrid Approach for Annotating Semantic Roles is accepted at EMNLP 2017
Hosted Stanford professor Dan Jurafsky's visit to IBM Research - Almaden
Research paper on Hardware Compilation Framework for Text Analytics Queries is accepted to Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC)
SEER, a system on learning extractors from examples, presented at CHI and SIGMOD 2017 [video] [paper]
Workshop paper on understanding relationships in the financial domain presented at DSMM 2017 [paper]