Frank F. Xu

Master's Student

Advisor: Kenny Q. Zhu
SEIEE #3-341
Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Email: frankxu[at]
Frank Xu Bio

Publications (DBLP) (Google Scholar)

My Lab (ADAPT-Lab)




I am a second-year Master Candidate of Computer Science at ADAPT Lab, Shanghai Jiao Tong University since 2016, under supervision of Prof. Kenny Q. Zhu. I also collaborate with Prof. Jiawei Han's group at UIUC and Prof. Xiang Ren from USC, doing NLP, information extraction and text mining research. Prior to that, I obtained B.Eng of Computer Science from IEEE Honored Class, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and earned Best Thesis Award in SJTU Bachelor's Thesis Defense (Top 1%). The IEEE honored class in SJTU is an elite program at SJTU which aims to nurture scientists in computer science, electrical and electronic technology, and information science. I had several research internships in labs like ADAPT Lab, SJTU IIOT and OMNILAB during my undergraduate study in SJTU, as well as industry software development internship positions.



I work and have great interest in natural language processing, text mining, knowledge discovery and machine learning. Sometimes I like to make machine learning tasks feasible with less human effort by using indirect supervision or weak supervision. I had also done projects regarding computational social sciences, urban computing, spatio-temporal data mining, etc. in the past.

I'm a member of the Advanced Data And Programming Technology Lab (ADAPT-Lab) .

Current Research

Good Research Advices

Publications (* indicates equal contribution)

Text Mining

ExtRA: Extracting Prominent Review Aspects from Customer Feedback.
Zhiyi Luo, Shanshan Huang, Frank F. Xu, Bill Yuchen Lin, Hanyuan Shi, Kenny Zhu.
Accepted by Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2018

Mining Cross-Cultural Differences and Similarities in Social Media.
Frank F. Xu*, Bill Y. Lin*, Kenny Q. Zhu, Seung-won Hwang.
In Proceedings of 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2018

Mining Cross-Cultural Differences of Named Entities: A Preliminary Study.
Frank F. Xu*, Bill Y. Lin*, Kenny Q. Zhu.
Appeared on First Workshop on Knowledge Base Construction, Reasoning and Mining (KBCOM) at WSDM, 2018.

Entropy-Based Subword Mining with an Application to Word Embeddings.
Ahmed El-Kishky, Frank F. Xu, Aston Zhang, Stephen Macke, Jiawei Han.
In Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Subword/Character LEvel Models (SCLeM) at NAACL, 2018.

Information Extraction

Commonsense LocatedNear Relation Extraction.
Frank F. Xu*, Bill Y. Lin*, Kenny Q. Zhu.
Accepted by 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2018

Open Information Extraction with Global Structure Constraints.
Qi Zhu, Xiang Ren, Jingbo Shang, Yu Zhang, Frank F. Xu, Jiawei Han.
In Proceedings of The Web Conference (WWW Poster), 2018. (Best Poster Award Honorable Mention)

Empower Sequence Labeling with Task-Aware Neural Language Model.
Liyuan Liu, Jingbo Shang, Frank F. Xu, Xiang Ren, Huan Gui, Jian Peng, Jiawei Han.
In Proceedings of Thirty-second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2018. [arXiv]

ReQuest: Indirect Supervision for Relation Extraction using Question-Answer Pairs.
Zeqiu Wu, Xiang Ren, Frank F. Xu, Ji Li, Jiawei Han.
In Proceedings of The 11th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), 2018. [arXiv]

Commonsense LocatedNear Relation Extraction from Large Text.
Frank F. Xu*, Bill Y. Lin*, Kenny Q. Zhu.
Appeared on 6th Workshop on Automated Knowledge Base Construction (AKBC) at NIPS, 2017. [arXiv]

Multi-channel BiLSTM-CRF Model for Emerging Named Entity Recognition in Social Media.
Frank F. Xu*, Bill Y. Lin*, Zhiyi Luo, Kenny Q. Zhu.
In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text (W-NUT) at EMNLP, 2017. [PDF]

Urban Computing

Transfer Learning for Traffic Speed Prediction: A Preliminary Study.
Frank F. Xu*, Bill Y. Lin*, Eve Q. Liao, Kenny Q. Zhu
In Proceedings of SmartIoT 2018 Workshop: AI enhanced IoT data processing for Intelligent Applications, at AAAI, 2018

Cross-region Traffic Prediction for China on OpenStreetMap.
Frank F. Xu, Bill Y. Lin, Qi Lu, Yifei Huang and Kenny Q. Zhu.
In Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science, 2016. [PDF]

Traffic Prediction for Urban Planning
Frank F. Xu
Bachelor's Thesis (Best Thesis Award, Top 1%), 2016. [PDF][Slides][Poster][Video]

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This page was last modified on Aug. 12, 2018

This page was initially created on May 1, 2016