My name is Shaohua Yang. I'm a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University, where I'm a member of the Language and Interaction Lab and advised by Professor Joyce Chai. In 2010, I graduated with a bachelor degree in Software Engineering from Xi'an Jiao Tong University, China. In 2013, I graduate with a master degreee in Computer Science from BCMI Lab, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Advised by Professor Hai Zhao.
My research interest lies at the intersection of language and vision, human robot interaction and commonsense reasoning.
Commonsense Justification for Action Explanation
Shaohua Yang, Qiaozi Gao, Sari Saba-Sadiya, Joyce Y. Chai
Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), Brussels, Belgium, November 1-4, 2018.
Language to Action: Towards Interactive Task Learning with Physical Agents
Joyce Y. Chai, Qiaozi Gao, Lanbo She, Shaohua Yang, Sari Saba-Sadiya, Guangyue Xu
Proceedings of the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-ECAI), Stockholm, Sweden, July 13-19, 2018. (Invited Paper).
What Action Cause This? Towards Naive Physical Action-Effect Prediction
Qiaozi Gao, Shaohua Yang, Joyce Y. Chai, Lucy Vanderwende
Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Melbourne, Australia, July 15-20, 2018.
On Evaluating and Comparing Conversational Agents
Anu Venkatesh, Chandra Khatri, Ashwin Ram, Fenfei Guo, Raefer Gabriel, Ashish Nagar, Rohit Prasad, Ming Cheng, Behnam Hedayatnia, Angeliki Metallinou, Rahul Goel, Shaohua Yang, Anirudh Raju
NIPS 2017 Conversational AI workshop, Long Beach, 2017
Jointly Learning Grounded Task Structures from Language Instruction and Visual Demonstration
Changsong Liu*, Shaohua Yang*, Sari Saba-Sadiya, Nishant Shukla, Yunzhong He, Song-Chun, Zhu, Joyce Y. Chai
Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), Austin, Texas, November 1-5, 2016.
(* equal contribution)
Physical Causality of Action Verbs in Grounded Language Understanding
Qiaozi Gao, Malcolm Doering, Shaohua Yang, Joyce Y. Chai
Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Berlin, Germany, August 7-12, 2016.
Grounded Semantic Role Labeling
Shaohua Yang, Qiaozi Gao, Changsong Liu, Caiming Xiong, Song-Chun Zhu, Joyce Y. Chai
Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT), San Diego, CA, June 12-17, 2016.
Teaching Robots New Actions through Natural Language Instructions
Lanbo She, Yu Cheng, Joyce Y. Chai, Yunyi Jia, Shaohua Yang, Ning Xi
The 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication(ROMAN), Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, August 25-29, 2014.
Back to the Blocks World: Learning New Actions through Situated Human-Robot Dialogue
Lanbo She, Shaohua Yang, Yu Cheng, Yunyi Jia, Joyce Y. Chai, Ning Xi
Proceedings of 15th SIGDIAL Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue, Philadelphia, PA, June 18-20, 2014.
A machine translation approach for chinese whole-sentence pinyin-to-character
Shaohua Yang, Hai Zhao, Baoliang Lu
Proceedings of the 26th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation(PACLIC), Bali, Indonesia, 2012.
Spell Checking for Chinese
Shaohua Yang, Hai Zhao, Xiaolin Wang, Baoliang Lu
The eighth international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Istanbul, Turkey, 2012.