Franck is a researcher at Adobe Research in San Jose. He received his PhD in machine learning from MIT. His research interests include neural networks and natural language processing. He has worked on several NLP applications such as text classification, sequential labeling, named-entity recognition, question-answering systems, summarization, dialog systems, image editing by voice, and speech recognition.

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Strong NLP PhD students are welcome to contact him at dernonco@adobe.com regarding internships anytime in the year. Internships typically result in publications and patents. Collaborations often continue after the internship.

Publications

SemEval-2020 Task 6: Definition extraction from free text with the DEFT corpus

Spala, S., Miller, N., Dernoncourt, F., Dockhorn, C. (Dec. 13, 2020)

SemEval 2020

SemEval-2020 Task 10: Emphasis Selection for Written Text in Visual Media

Shirani, A., Dernoncourt, F., Lipka, N., Asente, P., Echevarria, J., Solorio, T. (Dec. 13, 2020)

SemEval 2020

A Benchmark and Baseline for Language-Driven Image Editing

Shi, J., Xu, N., Bui, T., Dernoncourt, F., Wen, Z., Xu, C. (Dec. 4, 2020)

ACCV 2020

Introducing Syntactic Structures into Target Opinion Word Extraction with Deep Learning

Veyseh, A., Nouri, N., Dernoncourt, F., Dou, D., Nguyen, T. (Nov. 18, 2020)

EMNLP 2020

Learning to Fuse Sentences with Transformers for Summarization

Lebanoff, L., Dernoncourt, F., Kim, D., Wang, L., Chang, W., Liu, F. (Nov. 18, 2020)

EMNLP 2020

Variational Hierarchical Dialog Autoencoder for Dialog State Tracking Data Augmentation

Yoo, K., Lee, H., Dernoncourt, F., Bui, T., Chang, W., Lee, S. (Nov. 18, 2020)

EMNLP 2020

Improving Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis with Gated Graph Convolutional Networks and Syntax-based Regulation

Veyseh, A., Nouri, N., Dernoncourt, F., Tran, Q., Dou, D., Nguyen, T. (Nov. 18, 2020)

EMNLP Findings 2020

Scene Graph Modification Based on Natural Language Commands

He, X., Tran, Q., Haffari, G., Chang, W., Lin, Z., Bui, T., Dernoncourt, F., Dam, N. (Nov. 18, 2020)

EMNLP Findings 2020

Efficient Deployment of Conversational Natural Language Interfaces over Databases

Colas, A., Bui, T., Dernoncourt, F., Sinha, M., Kim, D. (Jul. 10, 2020)

ACL 2020 First Workshop on Natural Language Interfaces

Extensively Matching for Few-shot Learning Event Detection

Lai, V., Dernoncourt, F., Nguyen, T. (Jul. 9, 2020)

ACL NUSE 2020

Improving Slot Filling by Utilizing Contextual Information

Veyseh, A., Dernoncourt, F., Nguyen, T. (Jul. 9, 2020)

ACL NLP4ConvAI 2020

Exploiting the Syntax-Model Consistency for Neural Relation Extraction

Veyseh, A., Dernoncourt, F., Dou, D., Nguyen, T. (Jul. 8, 2020)

ACL 2020

Let Me Choose: From Verbal Context to Font Selection

Shirani, A., Dernoncourt, F., Echevarria, J., Asente, P., Lipka, N., Solorio, T. (Jul. 8, 2020)

ACL 2020

Understanding Points of Correspondence between Sentences for Abstractive Summarization

Lebanoff, L., Muchovej, J., Dernoncourt, F., Kim, D., Wang, L., Chang, W., Liu, F. (Jul. 8, 2020)

ACL SRW 2020

Exploiting the Matching Information in the Support Set for Few Shot Event Classification

Lai, V., Dernoncourt, F., Nguyen, T. (May. 14, 2020)

PAKDD 2020

Multilingual Twitter Corpus and Baselines for Evaluating Demographic Bias in Hate Speech Recognition

Huang, X., Xing, L., Paul, M., Dernoncourt, F. (May. 12, 2020)

LREC 2020

A Corpus for Detecting High-Context Clinical Indications in Intensive Care Patient Notes Focusing on Frequently Readmitted Patients

Moseley, E., Wu, J., Welt, J., Foote, J., Tyler, P., Grant, D., Carlson, E., Gehrmann, S., Dernoncourt, F., Celi, L. (May. 12, 2020)

LREC 2020

TutorialVQA: Question Answering Dataset for Tutorial Videos

Colas, A., Kim, S., Dernoncourt, F., Gupte, S., Wang, Z., Kim, D. (May. 12, 2020)

LREC 2020

Propagate-Selector: Detecting Supporting Sentences for Question Answering via Graph Neural Networks

Yoon, S., Dernoncourt, F., Kim, D., Bui, T., Jung, K. (May. 12, 2020)

LREC 2020

A Joint Model for Definition Extraction with Syntactic Connection and Semantic Consistency

Veyseh, A., Dernoncourt, F., Dou, D., Nguyen, T. (Feb. 12, 2020)

AAAI 2020

Multi-view Consistency for Relation Extraction via Mutual Information and Structure Prediction

Veyseh, A., Dernoncourt, F., Nguyen, T. (Feb. 12, 2020)

AAAI 2020

DSTC8-AVSD: Multimodal Semantic Transformer Network with Retrieval Style Word Generator

Yoon, S., Lee, H., Dernoncourt, F., Kim, D., Bui, T., Jung, K. (Feb. 8, 2020)

AAAI 2020 Dialog System Technology Challenge (DSTC8)

A Markov Network Model for Natural Language Semantic Matching

Wang, L., Bui, T., Dernoncourt, F., Modani, N. (Nov. 8, 2019)

ICDM 2019 Autonomous Machine Learning Workshop

A Compare-Aggregate Model with Latent Clustering for Answer Selection

Yoon, S., Dernoncourt, F., Kim, D., Bui, T., Jung, K. (Nov. 7, 2019)

CIKM 2019

Bayesian Optimization for Selecting Efficient Machine Learning Models

Wang, L., Dernoncourt, F., Bui, T. (Nov. 7, 2019)

CIKM 2019 MoST-Rec Workshop

Analyzing Sentence Fusion in Abstractive Summarization

Lebanoff, L., Muchovej, J., Dernoncourt, F., Kim, D., Kim, S., Chang, W., Liu, F. (Nov. 4, 2019)

EMNLP 2019 Summarization Workshop

On the Effectiveness of the Pooling Methods for Biomedical Relation Extraction with Deep Learning

Nguyen, T., Dernoncourt, F., Nguyen, T. (Nov. 3, 2019)

EMNLP 2019 LOUHI: The Tenth International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis

Margin Call: an Accessible Web-based Text Viewer with Generated Paragraph Summaries in the Margin

Rizvi, N., Gehrmann, S., Wang, L., Dernoncourt, F. (Nov. 1, 2019)

INLG 2019

Exploiting semi-supervised training through a dropout regularization in end-to-end speech recognition

Dey, S., Motlicek, P., Bui, T., Dernoncourt, F. (Sep. 20, 2019)

Interspeech 2019

Highlights of Attention Mechanisms for Model Interpretability

Mrini, K., Dernoncourt, F., Bui, T., Chang, W., Nakashole, N. (Sep. 13, 2019)

SoCal NLP Symposium 2019

Learning Emphasis Selection for Written Text in Visual Media from Crowd-Sourced Label Distributions

Shirani, A., Dernoncourt, F., Asente, P., Lipka, N., Kim, S., Echevarria, J., Solorio, T. (Aug. 2, 2019)

ACL 2019

Scoring Sentence Singletons and Pairs for Abstractive Summarization

Lebanoff, L., Song, K., Dernoncourt, F., Kim, D., Kim, S., Chang, W., Liu, F. (Aug. 2, 2019)

ACL 2019

DEFT: A corpus for definition extraction in free-and semi-structured text

Spala, S., Miller, N., Yang, Y., Dernoncourt, F., Dockhorn, C. (Aug. 1, 2019)

ACL LAW-XIII-2019

Modeling Visual Relationships in Language

Tan, H., Dernoncourt, F., Lin, Z., Bui, T., Bansal, M. (Jul. 28, 2019)

Proc. of ACL

Improving Human Text Comprehension through Semi-Markov CRF-based Neural Section Title Generation

Gehrmann, S., Layne, S., Dernoncourt, F. (Jun. 7, 2019)

Proceedings of the 2019 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL)

A Comparison Study of Human Evaluated Automated Highlighting Systems

Spala, S., Dernoncourt, F., Chang, W., Dockhorn, C. (Dec. 2, 2018)

PACLIC

A Framework for Speech Recognition Benchmarking

Dernoncourt, F., Bui, T., Chang, W. (Sep. 2, 2018)

Proc. of Interspeech 2018

A Web-based Framework for Collecting and Assessing Highlighted Sentences in a Document

Spala, S., Dernoncourt, F., Chang, W., Dockhorn, C. (Aug. 25, 2018)

Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING): System Demonstrations

MIT-MEDG at SemEval-2018 Task 7: Semantic Relation Classification via Convolutional Neural Network

Jin, D., Dernoncourt, F., Sergeeva, E., McDermott, M., Chauhan, G. (Jun. 2, 2018)

Proceedings of The 12th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation

A Discourse-Aware Attention Model for Abstractive Summarization of Long Documents

Cohan, A., Dernoncourt, F., Kim, D., Bui, T., Kim, S., Chang, W., Goharian, N. (Jun. 1, 2018)

Proceedings of NAACL-HLT 2018

A Repository of Corpora for Summarization

Dernoncourt, F., Ghassemi, M., Chang, W. (May. 11, 2018)

Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC)

Transfer Learning for Named-Entity Recognition with Neural Networks

Lee, J., Dernoncourt, F., Szolovits, P. (May. 11, 2018)

Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC)

Behind the scenes: A medical natural language processing project

Wu, J., Dernoncourt, F., Gehrmann, S., Tyler, P., Moseley, E., Carlson, E., Grant, D., Li, Y., Welt, J., Celi, L. (Apr. 1, 2018)

International Journal of Medical Informatics

Comparing deep learning and concept extraction based methods for patient phenotyping from clinical narratives

Gehrmann, S., Dernoncourt, F., Li, Y., Carlson, E., Wu, J., Welt, J., Jr, J., Moseley, E., Grant, D., Tyler, P., Celi, L. (Feb. 15, 2018)

PloS one

NeuroNER: an easy-to-use program for named-entity recognition based on neural networks

Dernoncourt, F., Lee, J., Szolovits, P. (Sep. 15, 2017)

EMNLP

MIT at SemEval-2017 Task 10: Relation Extraction with Convolutional Neural Networks

Lee, J., Dernoncourt, F., Szolovits, P. (Jul. 7, 2017)

SemEval 2017

Neural Networks for Joint Sentence Classification in Medical Paper Abstracts

Dernoncourt, F., Lee, J., Szolovits, P. (Apr. 7, 2017)

EACL 2017

De-identification of patient notes with recurrent neural networks

Dernoncourt, F., Lee, J., Uzuner, O., Szolovits, P. (Dec. 31, 2016)

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2016

Optimizing Neural Network Hyperparameters with Gaussian Processes for Dialog Act Classification

Dernoncourt, F., Lee, J. (Dec. 16, 2016)

IEEE Spoken Lanuage Technology 2016

Feature-Augmented Neural Networks for Patient Note De-identification

Lee, J., Dernoncourt, F., Uzuner, O., Szolovits, P. (Dec. 11, 2016)

COLING Clinical NLP 2016

Improving patient cohort identification using natural language processing

Sarmiento, R., Dernoncourt, F. (Sep. 10, 2016)

Secondary Analysis of Electronic Health Records (pp 405-417)

Trend Analysis: Evolution of Tidal Volume Over Time for Patients Receiving Invasive Mechanical Ventilation

Mehta, A., Dernoncourt, F., Walkey, A. (Sep. 10, 2016)

Secondary Analysis of Electronic Health Records (pp 275-283)

Data Preparation for Secondary Analysis of Electronic Health Records

Pollard, T., Dernoncourt, F., Finlayson, S., Velasquez, A. (Sep. 10, 2016)

Secondary Analysis of Electronic Health Records (pp 101-114)

Hyperparameter selection

Dernoncourt, F., Nemati, S., Kassis, E., Ghassemi, M. (Sep. 10, 2016)

Secondary Analysis of Electronic Health Records (pp 419-427)

Spoken Language Understanding for DSTC 4

Dernoncourt, F., Lee, J., Bui, T., Bui, H. (Jan. 13, 2016)

The 7th International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS 2016), Finland

Robust Dialog State Tracking for Large Ontologies

Dernoncourt, F., Lee, J., Bui, T., Bui, H. (Jan. 1, 2016)

International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems 2016, Finland

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