About me
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Xiaoou Wang, founder of the website NLP for French, follow me on Medium :)
NLP researcher particularly interested in:

1. Advanced error type classification via Grammatical Error Correction (GEC, especially transformer-based Neural machine translation (NMT) approaches)
2. Advanced evaluation of students' written production
  • [nlp/ml] Automated Essay Scoring (AES based on error analysis)
  • [nlp/ml/dl] Similarity-based evaluation with Gold Standard
  • [dl] Identification of argumentative elements without Gold Standard
3. Creating benchmark datasets in tasks related to commonsense reasoning and developing robust evaluation protocols
4. In a broad sense, promoting/democratizing trustworthy, interpretable and socially beneficial Artificiel Intelligence

Publications

Google Scholar Profile

2022

Investigating associative, switchable and negatable Winograd items on renewed French data sets
29e conférence sur le Traitement automatique des Langues Naturelles (TALN), 2022
Xiaoou Wang, Olga Seminck, Pascal Amsili
Download Dataset

Is Attention Explanation? An Introduction to the Debate
ACL main conference, 2022
Adrien Bibal, Rémi Cardon, David Alfter, Rodrigo Wilkens, Xiaoou Wang, Thomas François, Patrick Watrin
Download on Catholic University of Louvain

L’Attention est-elle de l’Explication ? Une Introduction au Débat
29e conférence sur le Traitement automatique des Langues Naturelles (TALN), 2022
Adrien Bibal, Rémi Cardon, David Alfter, Rodrigo Wilkens, Xiaoou Wang, Thomas François, Patrick Watrin
Camera-Ready Version soon available

FABRA: French Aggregator-Based Readability Assessment toolkit
Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2022
Rodrigo Wilkens, David Alfter, Xiaoou Wang, Alice Pintard, Anaïs Tack, Kevin Yancey, Thomas François
Camera-Ready Version soon available

MWE for Essay Scoring English as a Foreign Language
2nd Workshop on Tools and Resources for REAding DIfficulties (READI), LREC, 2022
Rodrigo Wilkens, Daiane Seibert, Xiaoou Wang and Thomas François
Camera-Ready Version soon available

2021

Textual similarity measurement for automatic evaluation of students' answers
Actes de la 28e Conférence sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles.
Atelier DÉfi Fouille de Textes (DEFT) (pp. 63-71)
Xiaoou Wang, Xingyu Liu, Yimei Yue
ACLAnthology HAL

2014

On the use of an articulatory talking head for second language pronunciation training: the case of Chinese learners of French
10th international seminar on speech production (issp 2014) (pp. 449-452)
Xiaoou Wang, Thomas Hueber, Pierre Badin
Download on GIPSA-lab HAL