Franck is an NLP researcher at Adobe Research in San Jose. He received his PhD in machine learning from MIT, co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed research publications, filed over 50 patents and received 3 best paper awards. His research interests include neural networks and natural language processing.

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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

CAISE: Conversational Agent for Image Search and Editing

Kim, H., Kim, D., Yoon, D., Dernoncourt, F., Bui, T., Bansal, M. (Feb. 28, 2022)

AAAI 2022

A Framework for Knowledge-Derived Query Suggestions

Rezayi, S., Lipka, N., Vinay, V., Rossi, R., Dernoncourt, F., King, T., Li, S. (Dec. 17, 2021)

2021 IEEE International Conference on Big Data

NLP and Deep Learning Methods for Curbing the Spread of Misinformation in India

Nigam, A., Jaiswal, P., Sundar, S., Poddar, M., Kumar, N., Dernoncourt, F., Celi, L. (Nov. 16, 2021)

The International Journal of Intelligence, Security, and Public Affairs

TLDR9+: A Large Scale Resource for Extreme Summarization of Social Media Posts

Sotudeh, S., Deilamsalehy, H., Dernoncourt, F., Goharian, N. (Nov. 10, 2021)

New Frontiers in Summarization EMNLP Workshop 2021

Learning Prototype Representations Across Few-Shot Tasks for Event Detection

Lai, V., Dernoncourt, F., Nguyen, T. (Nov. 9, 2021)

EMNLP 2021

QACE: Asking Questions to Evaluate an Image Caption

Lee, H., Scialom, T., Yoon, D., Dernoncourt, F., Jung, K. (Nov. 9, 2021)

Findinds of EMNLP 2021

StreamHover: Livestream Transcript Summarization and Annotation

Cho, S., Dernoncourt, F., Ganter, T., Bui, T., Lipka, N., Chang, W., Jin, H., Brandt, J., Foroosh, H., Liu, F. (Nov. 9, 2021)

Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)

IGA: An Intent-Guided Authoring Assistant

Sun, S., Zhao, W., Manjunatha, V., Jain, R., Morariu, V., Dernoncourt, F., Srinivasan, B., Iyyer, M. (Nov. 9, 2021)

EMNLP 2021

Exploring Conditional Text Generation for Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis

Chebolu‬, S., Dernoncourt, F., Lipka, N., Solorio, T. (Nov. 7, 2021)

PACLIC 2021

Dynamic Path Reasoning for Measurement Relation Extraction

Veyseh, A., Dernoncourt, F., Nguyen, T. (Aug. 6, 2021)

SemEval 2021

Unleash GPT-2 Power for Event Detection

Veyseh, A., Lai, V., Dernoncourt, F., Nguyen, T. (Aug. 4, 2021)

ACL 2021

Document-Level Event Argument Extraction via Optimal Transport

Veyseh, A., Van Nguyen, M., Dernoncourt, F., Min, B., Nguyen, T. (Aug. 4, 2021)

ACL 2021

TIMERS: Document-level Temporal Relation Extraction

Mathur, P., Jain, R., Dernoncourt, F., Morariu, V., Tran, Q., Manocha, D. (Aug. 4, 2021)

ACL 2021

UMIC: An Unreferenced Metric for Image Captioning via Contrastive Learning

Lee, H., Yoon, D., Dernoncourt, F., Bui, T., Jung, K. (Aug. 4, 2021)

ACL 2021

A Gradually Soft Multi-Task and Data-Augmented Approach to Medical Question Understanding

Mrini, K., Dernoncourt, F., Yoon, D., Bui, T., Chang, W., Farcas, E., Nakashole, N. (Aug. 4, 2021)

ACL 2021

PSED: A Dataset for Selecting Emphasis in Presentation Slides

Shirani, A., Tran, G., Trinh, H., Dernoncourt, F., Lipka, N., Echevarria, J., Solorio, T., Asente, P. (Aug. 4, 2021)

ACL 2021 Findings

Syntopical Graphs for Computational Argumentation Tasks

Barrow, J., Jain, R., Lipka, N., Dernoncourt, F., Morariu, V., Manjunatha, V., Oard, D., Resnik, P., Wachsmuth, H. (Aug. 4, 2021)

ACL 2021

Graph Learning Regularization and Transfer Learning for Few-Shot Event Detection

Lai, V., Nguyen, M., Nguyen, T., Dernoncourt, F. (Jul. 15, 2021)

SIGIR 2021

Learning by Planning: Language-Guided Global Image Editing

Shi, J., Xu, N., Xu, Y., Bui, T., Dernoncourt, F., Xu, C. (Jun. 25, 2021)

CVPR 2021

X-METRA-ADA: Cross-lingual Meta-Transfer learning Adaptation to Natural Language Understanding and Question Answering

M'hamdi, M., Kim, D., Dernoncourt, F., Bui, T., Ren, X., May, J. (Jun. 11, 2021)

NAACL 2021

KPQA: A Metric for Generative Question Answering Using Keyphrase Weights

Lee, H., Yoon, D., Dernoncourt, F., Kim, D., Bui, T., Shin, J., Jung, K. (Jun. 11, 2021)

NAACL 2021

A Context-Dependent Gated Module for Incorporating Symbolic Semantics into Event Coreference Resolution

Lai, T., Ji, H., Bui, T., Tran, Q., Dernoncourt, F., Chang, W. (Jun. 11, 2021)

NAACL 2021

Towards Interpreting and Mitigating Shortcut Learning Behavior of NLU models

Du, M., Manjunatha, V., Jain, R., Deshpande, R., Dernoncourt, F., Gu, J., Sun, T., Hu, X. (Jun. 11, 2021)

NAACL 2021

Open-Domain Question Answering with Pre-Constructed Question Spaces

Xiao, J., Wang, L., Dernoncourt, F., Bui, T., Sun, T., Han, J. (Jun. 11, 2021)

NAACL SRW 2021

UCSD-Adobe at MEDIQA 2021: Transfer Learning and Answer Sentence Selection for Medical Summarization

Mrini, K., Dernoncourt, F., Yoon, D., Bui, T., Chang, W., Farcas, E., Nakashole, N. (Jun. 11, 2021)

NAACL BioNLP 2021

Joint Summarization-Entailment Optimization for Consumer Health Question Understanding

Mrini, K., Dernoncourt, F., Chang, W., Farcas, E., Nakashole, N. (Jun. 6, 2021)

Best Student Paper Award

NAACL 2021 NLP for Medical Conversations (NLPMC) workshop

Inducing Rich Interaction Structures between Words for Document-level Event Argument Extraction

Veyseh, A., Dernoncourt, F., Tran, Q., Manjunatha, V., Wang, L., Jain, R., Kim, D., Chang, W., Nguyen, T. (May. 14, 2021)

PAKDD 2021

User Factor Adaptation for User Embedding via Multitask Learning

Huang, X., Paul, M., Dernoncourt, F., Burke, R., Dredze, M. (Apr. 20, 2021)

EACL 2021 Workshop on Domain Adaptation for NLP

MadDog: A Web-based System for Acronym Identification and Disambiguation

Veyseh, A., Dernoncourt, F., Chang, W., Nguyen, T. (Apr. 20, 2021)

Best Paper Award

EACL 2021 System Demonstrations

Interaction Matching for Long-Tail Multi-Label Classification

Macavaney, S., Dernoncourt, F., Chang, W., Goharian, N., Frieder, O. (Feb. 9, 2021)

AAAI 2021 Workshop on Scientific Document Understanding

Acronym Identification and Disambiguation shared tasks for Scientific Document Understanding

Veyseh, A., Dernoncourt, F., Nguyen, T., Chang, W., Celi, L. (Feb. 9, 2021)

AAAI 2021 Workshop on Scientific Document Understanding

Learning to Emphasize: Dataset and Shared Task Models for Selecting Emphasis in Presentation Slides

Shirani, A., Tran, G., Trinh, H., Dernoncourt, F., Lipka, N., Asente, P., Echevarria, J., Solorio, T. (Feb. 8, 2021)

AAAI 2021 Workshop on Content Authoring and Design (CAD21)

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

What Does This Acronym Mean? Introducing a New Dataset for Acronym Identification and Disambiguation

Veyseh, A., Dernoncourt, F., Tran, Q., Nguyen, T. (Dec. 13, 2020)

COLING 2020

Explain by Evidence: An Explainable Memory-based Neural Network for Question Answering

Tran, Q., Dam, N., Lai, T., Dernoncourt, F., Le, T., Le, N., Phung, D. (Dec. 13, 2020)

COLING 2020

A Cascade Approach to Neural Abstractive Summarization with Content Selection and Fusion

Lebanoff, L., Dernoncourt, F., Kim, D., Chang, W., Liu, F. (Dec. 7, 2020)

AACL-IJCNLP 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

ViLBERTScore: Evaluating Image Caption Using Vision-and-Language BERT

Lee, H., Yoon, D., Dernoncourt, F., Kim, D., Bui, T., Jung, K. (Nov. 20, 2020)

EMNLP 2020 Eval4NLP

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

Using Visual Feature Space as a Pivot Across Languages

Yang, Z., Alva, L., Dernoncourt, F., Ordonez, V. (Nov. 18, 2020)

EMNLP Findings 2020

Rethinking Self-Attention: Towards Interpretability in Neural Parsing

Mrini, K., Dernoncourt, F., Tran, Q., Bui, T., Chang, W., Nakashole, 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

Improving Slot Filling by Utilizing Contextual Information

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

ACL NLP4ConvAI 2020

Extensively Matching for Few-shot Learning Event Detection

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

ACL NUSE 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, D., Dernoncourt, F., Kim, D., Bui, T., Jung, K. (May. 12, 2020)

LREC 2020

Phenotype Annotations for Patient Notes in the MIMIC-III Database

Moseley, E., Celi, L., Wu, J., Dernoncourt, F. (Mar. 5, 2020)

Physionet

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

Lee, H., Yoon, D., 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, D., 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)

Ranked first in the SemEval-2017 task

SemEval 2017

Sequential short-text classification with neural networks

Dernoncourt, F. (May. 30, 2017)

MIT PhD Thesis 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)

Best Student Paper Award

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

Efficient training set use for blood pressure prediction in a large scale learning classifier system

Hemberg, E., Veeramachaneni, K., Dernoncourt, F., Wagy, M., O'Reilly, U. (Jul. 15, 2015)

Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2015

Imprecise selection and fitness approximation in a large-scale evolutionary rule based system for blood pressure prediction

Hemberg, E., Veeramachaneni, K., Dernoncourt, F., Wagy, M., O'Reilly, U. (Jul. 15, 2015)

Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2015

Gaussian Process-based Feature Selection for Wavelet Parameters: Predicting Acute Hypotensive Episodes from Physiological Signals

Dernoncourt, F., Veeramachaneni, K., O’Reilly, U. (Jun. 25, 2015)

IEEE 28th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems

beatDB: A Large Scale Waveform Feature Repository

Dernoncourt, F., Veeramachaneni, K., O'Reilly, U. (Dec. 10, 2013)

NIPS 2013, Machine Learning for Clinical Data Analysis and Healthcare Workshop

MoocViz: A Large Scale, Open Access, Collaborative, Data Analytics Platform for MOOCs

Dernoncourt, F., Taylor, C., O’Reilly, U., Veeramachaneni, K., Wu, S., Do, C., Halawa, S. (Dec. 10, 2013)

NIPS 2013 Education Workshop

Moocdb: Developing data standards for MOOC data science

Veeramachaneni, K., Dernoncourt, F., Taylor, C., Pardos, Z., O’Reilly, U. (Jul. 13, 2013)

AIED 2013 MOOC Workshop

Replacing the computer mouse

Dernoncourt, F. (Sep. 22, 2012)

MIT CSAIL Student Workshop 2012

Of the Use of Natural Dialogue to Hide MCQs in Serious Games

Dernoncourt, F. (Jun. 8, 2012)

RECITAL 2012

Designing an intelligent dialogue system for serious games

Dernoncourt, F. (May. 24, 2012)

RJC EIAH 2012

Fuzzy logic: introducing human reasoning within decision support systems?

Dernoncourt, F. (Jul. 7, 2011)

CNAM Master Thesis 2011

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