Ercong Nie [ɚ'tsʰʊŋ, niɛ]

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Schuetze NLP Lab, Center for Information and Language Processing (CIS),
Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU Munich),
Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML)

Email: lastname@cis.lmu.de

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  • Hi, I am Ercong, a second-year PhD student at Center for Information and Language Processing (CIS), LMU Munich.
  • I am supervised by PD. Dr. Helmut Schmid. I am also part of the Schütze Lab led by Prof. Hinrich Schütze, and an affiliated doctoral researcher of Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML).
  • I obtained my M.Sc. degree in computational linguistics and informatics (computer science) at LMU Munich. Prior to LMU, I was an undergraduate at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), majoring in German Studies and minoring in Finance. During my bachelor study, I spent one exchange semester at University of Heidelberg in Comparative German Studies.

Research Interest

I have a broad research interest in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP), especially in multilingual NLP, efficient methods for NLP, and human-centric NLP.

Note:

The thesis topic that I will supervise for SS 2024 is already out. Please click here to get more details from our lab website if you have interest in research on multilinguality and large language models.

News

Jun 20, 2024 It was my great honor to be invited to introduce our work on applying Neural Networks to automatic linguistic annotation at the Workshop Methods in Historical Corpus Building. I love the interdisciplinary exchange. :smile:
May 27, 2024 🎉 Delighted to announce that our paper “A Unified Data Augmentation Framework for Low-Resource Multi-Domain Dialogue Generation” has been accepted to ECML PKDD 2024! Thanks to all collaborators and supervisors!
May 16, 2024 🎉 Thrilled to announce that our GNNavi work has been accepted to ACL 2024 Findings!
Apr 2, 2024 Had a wonderful chance to present a series of our recent studies on prompt-based fine-tuning at the PhD seminar of CIS, a joint event between Schuetze NLP lab and Barbara’s MaiNLP lab. :sparkles:
Mar 4, 2024 Exciting to give a talk at Humboldt University of Berlin of our work on historical German parsing. Very interesting to discuss with researchers from various linguistic fields together. Many sincere thanks to the invitation of Prof. Jürg Fleischer! :smile:
Feb 20, 2024 Our paper “Language Models as the Brain: Probing Linguistic Structures within Neural Language Models using Minimal Pairs” was accepted to LREC-COLING 2024! Congrats to all co-authors! :sparkles: :smile: Paper here.
Feb 18, 2024 Thrilled to announce that our ToPro work will be orally presented at EACL 2024, Malta in March! Looking forward to the NLP banquet taking place on an island! :sparkles: :smile:
Dec 10, 2023 Had a wonderful experience at EMNLP 2023 in Singapore! My first in-person *ACL conference. Presented one Findings paper and two workshop papers either orally or via poster. :sparkles:
Sep 25, 2023 Invited talk on the topic of Academic Writing with ChatGPT at Hubei University in Wuhan, China (slides, Chinese)
Sep 19, 2023 Our work on cross-lingual prompt-based finetuning was orally presented at KONVENS 2023 (Conference on Natural Language Processing) in Ingolstadt, Germany. (slides) :sparkles: :smile:

Selected Publications

  1. ECML-PKDD 2024
    A Unified Data Augmentation Framework for Low-Resource Multi-Domain Dialogue Generation
    Yongkang Liu*, Ercong Nie*, Shi Feng, Zheng Hua, Zifeng Ding, and 3 more authors
    In European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases Sep 2024
  2. ACL 2024
    GNNavi: Navigating the Information Flow in Large Language Models by Graph Neural Network
    Shuzhou Yuan, Ercong Nie, Michael Färber, Helmut Schmid, and Hinrich Schütze
    In Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: ACL 2024 Aug 2024
  3. LREC-COLING 2024
    Decoding Probing: Revealing Internal Linguistic Structures in Neural Language Models using Minimal Pairs
    Linyang He, Peilin Chen, Ercong Nie, Yuanning Li, and Jonathan R. Brennan
    In Proceedings of the 2024 Joint International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation May 2024
  4. EACL 2024
    ToPro: Token-Level Prompt Decomposition for Cross-Lingual Sequence Labeling Tasks
    Bolei Ma*, Ercong Nie*, Shuzhou Yuan, Helmut Schmid, Färber Michael, and 2 more authors
    In Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics Mar 2024
  5. EMNLP 2023
    Unleashing the Multilingual Encoder Potential: Boosting Zero-Shot Performance via Probability Calibration
    Ercong Nie, Helmut Schmid, and Hinrich Schütze
    In Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EMNLP 2023 Dec 2023
  6. ACL 2023
    Cross-Lingual Retrieval Augmented Prompt for Low-Resource Languages
    Ercong Nie*, Sheng Liang*, Helmut Schmid, and Hinrich Schütze
    In Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: ACL 2023 Jul 2023