About me

Hi­čĹő, I am Yi-Ling.

I am a final year PhD student in Information and Communication Technologies at the University of Trento. I am also affiliated with the NLP Research Unit at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) under the supervision of Marco Guerini. My research focuses on hate speech mitigation via data curation and knowledge-grounded counter narrative generation in a multilingual scenario, employing external knowledge resources and transfer learning. In January 2022, I join The Alan Turing Institute as a research associate working on online safety and counter speech!

Publications

  • Yi-Ling Chung, Marco Guerini, and Rodrigo Agerri. Multilingual Counter Narrative Type Classification. Workshop on Argument Mining 2021 [Paper]
  • Yi-Ling Chung, Serra Sinem Tekiro─člu, and Marco Guerini. Towards Knowledge-Grounded Counter Narrative Generation for Hate Speech. ACL Findings 2021 (Long Papers) Also accepted at NLP for Positive Impact workshop 2021 [Paper] [Slides] [Dataset]
  • Yi-Ling Chung, Serra Sinem Tekiro─člu, Sara Tonelli, and Marco Guerini. Empowering NGOs in Countering Online Hate Messages. Online Social Networks and Media (OSNM), 24 (2021): 100150 [Paper][arXiv]
  • Yi-Ling Chung, Serra Sinem Tekiro─člu, and Marco Guerini. Italian Counter Narrative Generation to Fight Online Hate Speech. In the Seventh Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics Clic-it 2020 [Paper] [video]
  • Serra Sinem Tekiro─člu, Yi-Ling Chung, and Marco Guerini. Generating Counter Narratives against Online Hate Speech: Data and Strategies. ACL 2020 (Long Papers) [Paper]
  • Yi-Ling Chung, Elizaveta Kuzmenko, Serra Sinem Tekiro─člu and Marco Guerini. CONAN - COunter NArratives through Nichesourcing: a Multilingual Dataset of Responses to Fight Online Hate. ACL 2019 (Long Papers) [Paper] [Dataset]
  • Rodrigo Agerri, Yiling Chung, Itziar Aldabe, Nora Aranberri, Gorka Labaka and German Rigau. Building Named Entity Recognition Taggers via Parallel Corpora. LREC 2018 [Paper]

News

  • April 2022: I successfully defended my PhD thesis­čą│­čÄëԝʭčîł
  • September 2021: Our work on counter narrative classification has been accepted at ArgMining 2021!
  • June 2021: Our paper on knowledge-bound counter narrative generation has been accepted at ACL Findings and NLP4PI!
  • May 2021: Our work on hate monitoring/countering platform has been accepted at the journal Online Social Networks and Media!
  • January-April 2021: Interned at HiTZ Center - Ixa Group with Rodrigo Agerri

Education

  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Trento/Fondazione Bruno Kessler (2018-present)
  • MSc in European Masters in Language and Communication Technologies
  • MSc in Cognitive Science, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • BSc in Psychology, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan

Work Experience

  • Research Associate, The Alan Turing Institute (January 2022-present)
  • NLP internship, Vicomtech, Basque country (January-August 2017)
  • Researcher at Department of Psychological and Educational Testing, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan (March-July 2015)

Awards/Services

  • Served as a reviewer for LREC, Clic-it, ACL, NeurIPS
  • ACL 2019 Student Volunteer
  • AthNLP Summer School Scholarship 2019
  • Taiwanese European Scholarship for European Masters in Language and Communication Technologies