I am a third year PhD student at JHU's Center for Language and Speech Processing working with Benjamin Van Durme. I'm interested in entity-level information extraction (coreference), sentence representations, and noisy/web data. Specifically, I've been looking at the use and helpfulness of various kinds of context for understanding language.
I also enjoy writing and solving puzzles, biking, rock climbing, and playing (board, video, and social deduction) games.
Can You Tell Me How to Get Past Sesame Street? Sentence-Level Pretraining Beyond Language ModelingAlex Wang, Jan Hula, Patrick Xia, Raghavendra Pappagari, R. Thomas McCoy, Roma Patel, Najoung Kim, Ian Tenney, Yinghui Huang, Katherin Yu, Shuning Jin, Berlin Chen, Benjamin Van Durme, Edouard Grave, Ellie Pavlick, Samual R. Bowman In ACL 2019
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Probing What Different NLP Tasks Teach Machines about Function Word ComprehensionNajoung Kim, Roma Patel, Adam Poliak, Patrick Xia, Alex Wang, Tom McCoy, Ian Tenney, Alexis Ross, Tal Linzen, Benjamin Van Durme, Samuel R. Bowman and Ellie Pavlick
In *SEM (2019) [best paper]
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Improved Lexically Constrained Decoding for Translation and Monolingual RewritingJ. Edward Hu, Huda Khayrallah, Ryan Culkin, Patrick Xia, Tongfei Chen, Matt Post and Benjamin Van Durme
In NAACL (2019)
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What do you learn from context? Probing for sentence structure in contextualized word representationsIan Tenney, Patrick Xia, Berlin Chen, Alex Wang, Adam Poliak, R Thomas McCoy, Najoung Kim, Benjamin Van Durme, Sam Bowman, Dipanjan Das, Ellie Pavlick
In ICLR (2019)
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UniMorph 2.0: Universal MorphologyChristo Kirov, Ryan Cotterell, John Sylak-Glassman, Géraldine Walther, Ekaterina Vylomova, Patrick Xia, Manaal Faruqui, Sebastian Mielke, Arya McCarthy, Sandra Kübler, David Yarowsky, Jason Eisner, Mans Hulden
In LREC (2018)
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Consensus for Multi-Parallel Corpora: An English Bible StudyPatrick Xia and David Yarowsky
In IJCNLP (2017)
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CoNLL-SIGMORPHON 2017 Shared Task: Universal Morphological Reinflection in 52 LanguagesRyan Cotterell, Christo Kirov, John Sylak-Glassman, Géraldine Walther, Ekaterina Vylomova, Patrick Xia, Manaal Faruqui, Sandra Kübler, David Yarowsky, Jason Eisner, and Mans Hulden
In CONLL (2017)
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Annotating Character Relationships in Literary TextsPhilip Massey, Patrick Xia, David Bamman, Noah A. Smith
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In roughly reverse chronological order. Note that some projects were hacked together within a couple of days, while others over the course of a year.
shallow- (2018-now) [private; WIP] a discord bot for puzzles and various other information-retrieval ish tasks.
codenames game AI
I write puzzles (Galactic Puzzlehunt, formerly for PuzzlehuntCMU) and participate in MIT Mystery hunt and other hunts near me. This is an incomplete list. A complete list and personal hunting history might be found here.
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I take (low quality) pictures that contain a unique sight, tell an interesting story, or represent something I want to remember. One day I'll stop uploading them to Facebook and they may appear here instead. If you are my friend on Facebook, you should be able to see my albums Seattle XIV (2014) and Yoshi's Story (2017+). There are also 100+ photos from 2016-present include pictures from various cities around the world. They are now desktop background images. You might be able to see them when you walk past my screen!
Some more serious notes I've taken on language, computer science, machine learning, and math.