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Wei Xu

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
  • 495 Dreese Laboratories
    2015 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210-1277
  • 495 Dreese Laboratories
    2015 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-3083

Journal Articles


  • Xu, W.; Napoles, C.; Pavlick, E.; Chen, Q. et al., 2016, "Optimizing Statistical Machine Translation for Text Simplification." Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics 4, 401-415 - 401-415.


  • Xu, W.; Callison-Burch, C.; Napoles, C., 2015, "Problems in Current Text Simplification Research: New Data Can Help." Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics 3, 283-297 - 283-297.

Papers in Proceedings


  • Preo ctiuc-Pietro, D.; Xu, W.; Ungar, L. "Discovering user attribute stylistic differences via paraphrasing." (1 2016).


  • Gao, M.; Xu, W.; Callison-Burch, C. "Cost Optimization in Crowdsourcing Translation." (6 2015).
  • Xu, W.; Callison-Burch, C.; Dolan, W.B. "SemEval-2015 Task 1: Paraphrase and Semantic Similarity in Twitter (PIT)." (1 2015).


  • Pershina, M.; Min, B.; Xu, W.; Grishman, R. "Infusion of Labeled Data into Distant Supervision for Relation Extraction." (6 2014).
  • Chen, Q.; Lei, C.; Xu, W.; Pavlick, E. et al. "Poetry of the Crowd: A Human Computation Algorithm to Convert Prose into Rhyming Verse." (1 2014).


  • Xu, W.; Le, Z.; Hoffmann, R.; Grishman, R. "Filling knowledge base gaps for distant supervision of relation extraction." (7 2013).


  • Xu, W.; Ritter, A.; Dolan, B.; Grishman, R. et al. "Paraphrasing for Style." (1 2012).


  • Sun, A.; Grishman, R.; Xu, W.; Min, B. "New York University 2011 System for KBP Slot Filling.." (1 2011).
  • Xu, W.; Grishman, R.; Zhao, L. "Passage Retrieval for Information Extraction using Distant Supervision." (11 2011).
  • Xu, W.; Tetreault, J.; Chodorow, M.; Grishman, R. et al. "Exploiting syntactic and distributional information for spelling correction with web-scale n-gram models." (1 2011).


  • Meyers, A.; Kosaka, M.; Xue, N.; Ji, H. et al. "Automatic Recognition of Logical Relations for English, Chinese and Japanese in the GLARF Framework." (6 2009).
  • Parton, K.; McKeown, K.R.; Coyne, B.; Diab, M.T. et al. "Who, What, When, Where, Why? Comparing Multiple Approaches to the Cross-Lingual 5W Task." (8 2009).
  • Xu, W.; Grishman, R. "A parse-and-trim approach with information significance for chinese sentence compression." (1 2009).
  • Meyers, A.; Kosaka, M.; Ji, H.; Xue, N. et al. "Transducing logical relations from automatic and manual GLARF." (1 2009).


  • Mao, X.; Xu, W.; Dong, Y.; He, S. et al. "Using Non-Local Features to Improve Named Entity Recognition Recall.." (1 2007).


  • Li, W.; Xu, W.; Wu, M.; Lu, Q. et al. "Extractive Summarization Using Inter- and Intra- Event Relevance." (1 2006).