Publications

2021

Sheng, E., Chang, K.-W., Natarajan, P., & Peng, N. (2021). Societal Biases in Language Generation: Progress and Challenges. To appear in the Proceedings of the 2021 Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2021). pdf

Sheng, E., Chang, K.-W., Natarajan, P., & Peng, N. (2021). "Nice Try, Kiddo": Investigating Ad Hominems in Dialogue Responses. In the Proceedings of the 2021 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL 2021). pdf

Sheng, E., Arnold, J., Yu, Z., Chang, K.-W., Natarajan, P., & Peng, N. (2021). Revealing Persona Biases in Dialogue Systems. arXiv preprint arXiv:2104.08728. pdf

2020

Sheng, E., Chang, K.-W., Natarajan, P., & Peng, N. (2020). Towards Controllable Biases in Language Generation. In Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (Findings) (EMNLP-Findings 2020). pdf poster

Sheng, E., & Uthus, D. (2020). Investigating Societal Biases in a Poetry Composition System. In Proceedings of the 2nd Gender Bias in NLP Workshop. pdf

2019

Sheng, E., Chang, K.-W., Natarajan, P., & Peng, N. (2019). The Woman Worked as a Babysitter: On Biases in Language Generation. In Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2019). pdf slides

Earlier Works

Sheng, E., & Natarajan, P. (2018). A Byte-sized Approach to Named Entity Recognition. arXiv preprint arXiv:1809.08386. pdf

Sheng, E., Miller, S., Ambite, J. L., & Natarajan, P. (2017). A Neural Named Entity Recognition Approach to Biological Entity Identification. In Proceedings of the BioCreative VI Workshop. pdf

Sheng, E., Natarajan, P., Gordon, J., & Burns, G. (2017). An Investigation into the Pedagogical Features of Documents. In Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (pp. 109-120). pdf

Gordon, J., Aguilar, S., Sheng, E., & Burns, G. (2017). Structured generation of technical reading lists. In Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (pp. 261-270). pdf