Fai WONG, Derek  黃輝
Associate Professor

Academic Qualifications | Research Sojourn | Working Experience | Major Award and Honor | Professional Affiliations | Teaching and Student Supervision | Research | Selected Publications | Knowledge Transfer and Applied Research Achievements | Services | Contact Details

Academic Qualifications

Year Qualifications, Field of Study and Institute
2005 Ph.D. in Control Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
1999 M.Sc. in Software Engineering, University of Macau, Macao, China
1995 B.Sc. in Software Engineering, University of Macau, Macao, China

Research Sojourn

Period Position and Institute
Jul 1995 –
Sep 1996
Research Assistant
Institute of Systems and Computer Engineering
INESC-Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Working Experience

Period Position, Institute and Location

Aug 2017  –
Present

Associate Professor
Department of Computer and Information Science
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau, Macao, China

Feb 2008 – Aug 2017

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer and Information Science
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau, Macao, China

Sep 2005 – Feb 2008 Research Fellow
Department of Computer and Information Science
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau, Macao, China
Feb 1996 – Oct 2005 Research Assistant
Department of Computer and Information Science
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau, Macao, China
Oct 2000 – Dec 2011 Project Manager
(Under appointment of University Management Board of University of Macau)
Institute of Systems and Computer Engineering of Macau, INESC-Macau, Macao, China
Oct 1996 – Sep 2000 Research Assistant
(Under appointment of University Management Board of University of Macau)
Institute of Systems and Computer Engineering of Macau, INESC-Macau, Macao, China

Major Award and Honor

Research Award

Date Awarded Title of Award
Awarding Organization
Oct 2012 Second-class Prize in The Science and Technology Progress Award
Macao Science and Technology Award 2012

Shared Tasks

Tasks
Date
Rank
Venues
Newswires Translation
Sep 2015
Ranked 2nd for Chinese-English, English-Chinese
The 11th China Workshop on Machine Translation (CWMT 2015)
Anhui, China, 2015
(2nd out of 4 and 6 teams, respectively)
Medical
Translation

Jun 2014
Ranked 1st for EN-DE, CS-EN, and FR-EN
The 9th Workshop on Machine Translation (WMT 2014)
Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2014
(1st out of 8 teams)
Medical
Translation

Jun 2014
Ranked 2nd for DE-EN, EN-CS, and EN-FR
The 9th Workshop on Machine Translation (WMT 2014)
Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2014
(2nd out of 8 teams)
Grammatical
Error
Correction

Aug 2013
Ranked 3rd
The 7th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL-2013)
Sofia, Bulgaria, 2013
(3rd out of 17 teams)
Machine
Translation – Evaluation
Metrics

Aug 2013
Ranked 2nd for EN to FR, DE, ES, CS and RU Translation Systems
The 8th Workshop on Machine Translation (WMT 2013)
Sofia, Bulgaria, 2013
(2nd out of 18 teams)
Traditional
Chinese
Parsing

Dec 2012
Ranked 2nd
The 2nd CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing (CLP2012)
Tianjin, China, 2012
(2nd out of 7 teams)
Chinese
personal name disambiguation

Dec 2012
Ranked 2nd
The 2nd CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing (CLP2012)
Tianjin, China, 2012
(2nd out of 7 teams)

Supervised Projects

Year Project
Awards, Awarding Organization
2016 Railway Scheduling and Control System with Enhanced Route Management
FST Dean List and Best of the Best, Faculty Science and Technology, University of Macau
2014 iFinger – Study of Gesture Recognition Technologies & Its Applications
  • First Prize, IEEE Project Competition, Macao, China
  • FST Dean List and Best of the Best, Faculty Science and Technology, University of Macau
2012 iINTERACT - Study of Eye Tracking Technologies and Its Applications
  • First Prize, Amway Pan-Pearl Delta Region Universities IT Project Competition, Chongqing, China
    (340 projects from 200 universities )
  • Creativity Prize, Amway Pan-Pearl Delta Region Universities IT Project Competition, Chongqing, China
    (340 projects from 200 universities)
  • Merit of Tertiary Award, Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Awards (APICTA), Brunei Darussalam
    (156 nominations from 16 countries)
  • Merit Award, Macau Information and Communications Technology Awards (MICTA), Macao, China
  • First Prize, IEEE Project Competition, Macao, China
  • FST Dean List, Faculty Science and Technology, University of Macau
2012 CanSpeak – Cantonese Text to Speech System
  • Second Prize, IEEE Project Competition, Macao, China
  • FST Dean List, Faculty Science and Technology, University of Macau
2012 Cyclops II: Snapshot Mobile Translation System Based on Thin Client-Server Architecture
FST Dean List, Faculty Science and Technology, University of Macau
2011 KERST - Cantonese-to-English Real-Time Speech Translation System
FST Dean List, Faculty Science and Technology, University of Macau
2010 iTagIt! Automatic Image Annotation System
First Prize, IEEE Project Competition, Macao, China
2009 Compact OCR Based on Peripheral Direction Contributivity and Its Application in Pocket Based Snapshot (Chinese) Translation (Cyclops)
  • Second Prize, Amway Pan-Pearl Delta Region Universities IT Project Competition, Chongqing, China
    (Rank 6th out of 43 teams)
  • First Prize, The 11th Challenge Cup - National Contest of College Students' Extracurricular Scientific and Technological Achievements, China
  • Third Prize, Macau Information and Communications Technology Awards (MICTA), Macao, China
2006 English to Chinese Machine Translation based on Constraint Synchronous Grammar (CSG)
  • Second Prize, Amway Pan-Pearl Delta Region Universities IT Project Competition, Guangzhou Computer Society, China
    (Rank 6th out of 44 teams)
  • Merit of Tertiary Student Project Category, Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Awards (APICTA), Macau
  • Third Prize, Macau Information and Communications Technology Awards (MICTA), Macao, China
  • Practicability Prize, IEEE Project Competition, Macao, China
2005 Pak Pak serves you - Application on Interactive Dialogue and Answering (IDQA) System
  • Third Prize, The 11th Challenge Cup - National Contest of College Students' Extracurricular Scientific and Technological Achievements, China
  • Second Prize, IEEE Project Competition, Macao, China

Professional Affiliations

Period Role, Affiliations
1998 – present Member, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2008 – present Professional Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
2011 – present Member, The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
2012 – present Member, Board of Director, Chinese Information Processing Society of China (CIPS)
2015 Chair, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Hong Kong – Macau Joint Chapter
2012 – present President, Board of Director, Macau Web Intelligence Congress (WIC) Association
2013 – present Vice President, Board of Supervisors, Macau Society of Biomedical Engineering (MSBME)

Teaching and Student Supervision

Teaching of Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) Courses

Academic Year Semester Course Code Course Title Level
2016/2017 Fall CISB211 Computer Organization UG
    CISB454 Introduction to Natural Language Processing UG
2015/2016 Fall GRSC804 University Teaching I PG/PhD
    CISB454 Introduction to Natural Language Processing UG
  Spring CISB220 Compiler Construction UG
    COIS723 Advanced Natural Language Processing PG/MSc
2014/2015 Fall CISB454 Introduction to Natural Language Processing UG
    SFTW462 Final Year Project UG
  Spring GRSC805 University Teaching II PG/PhD
    CISB220 Compiler Construction UG
    COIS719 Machine Translation PG/MSc
    COIS810 Machine Translation PG/PhD
2013/2014 Fall SFTW462 Final Year Project UG
    CISB454 Introduction to Natural Language Processing UG
  Spring CISB220 Compiler Construction UG
    SFTW341 Compiler Construction UG
    COIS719 Machine Translation PG/MSc
    COIS810 Machine Translation PG/PhD
2012/2013 Fall SFTW341 Compiler Construction UG
    CISB454 Introduction to Natural Language Processing UG
    SFTW462 Final Year Project UG
  Spring CISB220 Compiler Construction UG
    IMSS019 Machine Translation PG/MSc
2011/2012 Fall SFTW341 Compiler Construction UG
    CISB454 Introduction to Natural Language Processing UG
  Spring IMSS019 Machine Translation PG/MSc
    SFTW462 Final Year Project UG
2010/2011 Fall SFTW341 Compiler Construction UG
  Spring IMSS019 Machine Translation PG/MSc
    SFTW462 Final Year Project UG
2009/2010 Fall SFTW341 Compiler Construction UG
  Spring SFTW462 Final Year Project UG

Postgraduate Student Supervisions

From 2009 till now, 18 master students were graduated under his supervision. Currently, there are 2 PhD students and 4 master students are under his supervision.

PhD Student Supervision in Progress

Year Student Name, Role
Jan 2016 Yang Baosong, Supervisor
Sep 2013 Zeng Xiaodong, Supervisor

MSc Student Supervision in Progress

Year Student Name, Role
Jan 2016 Liu Xuebo, Supervisor
Jan 2016 Xu Mingzhou, Supervisor
Sep 2014 Ao Chi Hong, Supervisor
Sep 2012 Wang Yiming, Supervisor

MSc Graduates

Year Student Name, Role First Job after Graduation
Jun 2016 Tong Yu, Supervisor  
Dec 2015 Lu Yi, Co-Supervisor Research Assistant, University of Macao, Macau
Oct 2014 Zong Hao, Supervisor Natural Language Processing Engineer, Global Tone Communication Technology Co., Ltd., China
Sep 2014 Wang Longyue, Co-Supervisor PhD, Dublin City University, Ireland
Nov 2014 Xing Junwen, Supervisor Research Assistant, University of Macao, Macau
Oct 2014 Huang Qiuping, Co-Supervisor Software Test & Evaluation Engineer, Meizu Telecom Equipment Co., Ltd., China
Jul 2014 Han Lifeng, Supervisor PhD, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jan 2014 Zhu Ling, Co-Supervisor Research Engineer, Baidu Institute of Deep Learning, Baidu, China
Dec 2013 Li Shuo, Supervisor Natural Language Processing Engineer, Global Tone Communication Technology Co., Ltd., China
Nov 2013 Fong Pui Chi, Supervisor IT Department, Kiang Wu Hospital, Macao
Jan 2013 Hong Iok Sai, Supervisor IT Department, Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Macao SAR
Jan 2013 He Liangye, Supervisor Research Assistant, University of Macao, Macau
Jul 2012 Zeng Xiaodong, Co-Supervisor Algorithm Expert, Alibaba, China
Jul 2012 Tian Liang, Co-Supervisor Senior Natural Language Processing Engineer, China Translation & Publishing Corporation, China
Sep 2008 Anna Ho, Co-Supervisor IT Department, Macao Cultural Centre
Sep 2008 Leong Ka Seng, Co-Supervisor IT Department, Macao Public Security Police Force, Macao
Jun 2006 Francisco Oliveira, Co-Supervisor Research Assistant, University of Macau, Macau
Jan 2006 Tang Chi Wai, Co-Supervisor Research Assistant, University of Macau, Macau

BSc Final Year Project (FYP) Supervisions

From 2005 till now, he has supervised 13 BSc. FYP designs, and 10 of them were awarded prizes from various competitions, including local, national and international events, in addition to the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) award – “FST Dean List”

Year Student Name, Role
2016 Lei Cheok Hou and Wong Kit Kan, Co-Supervisor
2016 Si Pui Lam, Supervisor
2014 Choi Chi Ian and Ao Chi Hong, Supervisor
2012 Lei I Kei and Wong Wong, Co-Supervisor
2012 Lei Sio Meng, Tang Kam Wa and Ng Ka Long, Supervisor
2012 Wong Cheok Meng and Chan In Wa, Supervisor
2011 Lei Ka Man, Lao Hou Wang and Yung Weng Hong,  Supervisor
2011 Zhu Hongyuan and Cui Chi, Supervisor
2009 Leong San Weng, and Chan Wai Kit, Supervisor
2009 Au Ka Heng, and Ma Cheng Man, Supervisor
2006 Choi Wa Seong, Chio Kin Tong, Wong Kuok Chu, and Hong Iok Sai, Supervisor
2005 Pun Ka I, Leong Pok Man, and Mak Hoi Fong, Supervisor
2005 Hao Cheong Cheong, Leung Kwok Kit, and Tou Hoi Wai, Supervisor

Research

Research Group/Lab

Natural Language Processing and Portuguese-Chinese Machine Translation (NLP2CT)

Research Interests

Dr. Wong's research interests span the areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computational Linguistic (CL). His current research interests focus on the fundamental techniques of Machine Translation (MT) and using Machine Learning (ML) techniques to solve various practical NLP tasks, with a focus on the languages of Portuguese and Chinese.

External Research Projects

Period Title, Role
Funding Body
Jan 2017 –
Dec 2020
Research on Domain Adaptation for Low-Resource Chinese-Portuguese Machine Translation in Big Data Era: Methodology and Its Implementation, PI
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
Jan 2015 –
Dec 2017
Heterogeneous Domain Adaptation Model for SMT, PI
Science and Technology Development Fund of Macau (FDCT)
Jul 2016 – Jul 2019 Model-Driven Software Development from Requirement Description to Code Generation, Co-PI
Science and Technology Development Fund of Macau (FDCT)
Sep 2009 – Jul 2013 Syntax modeling & parsing for Portuguese-Chinese Machine Translation and Establishment of Macau Key Research Laboratory in Natural Language Processing & Machine Translation (NLPMT), PI
Science and Technology Development Fund of Macau (FDCT)
Sep 2006 – Aug 2009 R&D of Knowledge-based Machine-Aided Bi-Directional Paragraph Translation in Portuguese-Chinese and English-Chinese, PI
Science and Technology Development Fund of Macau (FDCT)

Internal Research Projects

Period Title, Role
Funding Body
Apr 2015 – Mar 2018 Domain Adaptation in Statistical Machine Translation Based on Graph Propagation, PI
Research Committee of University of Macau
Jan 2017 – Dec 2019 AuTema-ReOrgS - Automatic Reorganization of Structures, Co-PI
Research Committee of University of Macau
Apr 2015 – Apr 2018 Research on Linguistic Prediction Model with Graph-based Semi-Supervised Learning, Co-PI
Research Committee of University of Macau
May 2013 – Dec 2016 Construction of Portuguese-Chinese Parallel Treebank (PCTreeBank) based on Unsupervised Learning Approach, PI
Research Committee of University of Macau
May 2013 – Apr 2016 Computational Psycholinguistic Models of Second Language Processing and Production, Co-PI
Research Committee of University of Macau
Jun 2012 – May 2015 Blind Biosignal Classification (B2SC) Framework for a Multi-Function Health Alert Device, Co-PI
Research Committee of University of Macau
Jun 2011 – May 2014 Autema – SynTree – Annotation and Analysis of Bilingual Syntactic Trees for Chinese/Portuguese Co-PI
Research Committee of University of Macau
Mar 2010 – Ayg 2012 Grammatical Inference for Analyzing the Second Language Acquisition of Spoken Portuguese, Co-PI
Research Committee of University of Macau
Sep 2010 – Aug 2011 AuTema-Dis II, Co-PI
Research Committee of University of Macau
Sep 2009 – Jul 2013 Syntax modeling & parsing for Portuguese-Chinese Machine Translation and Establishment of Macau Key Research Laboratory in Natural Language Processing & Machine Translation (NLPMT), PI
Research Committee of University of Macau
Mar 2009 – Feb 2010 Data Mining Model in Analyzing the Acquisition of Portuguese Knowledge for Macau Students, Co-PI
Research Committee of University of Macau
Sep 2006 – Aug 2009 R&D of Knowledge-based Machine-Aided Bi-Directional Paragraph Translation in Portuguese-Chinese and English-Chinese, PI
Research Committee of University of Macau
Sep 2002 – Mar 2004 Knowledge-based, Field-Oriented Portuguese-Chinese High Accuracy Paragraph Machine Auto Translation System, Co-PI
Research Committee of University of Macau

Selected Publications

Journal Papers

NLP and Machine Translation

  1. Wong, Derek F., Yi Lu, and Lidia S. Chao. (2016). Bilingual recursive neural network based data selection for statistical machine translation. Knowledge-Based Systems, 108, 15–24. (SCI: Q1)
  2. Xiao, Tong, Derek F. Wong, and Jingbo Zhu. (2016). A Loss-Augmented Approach to Training Syntactic Machine Translation Systems. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, 24(11), 2069–2083. (SCI: Q2)
  3. Zeng, Xiaodong, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, and Isabel Trancoso. “Graph-Based Lexicon Regularization for PCFG with Latent Annotations.” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing 23.3 (2015): 441–450. (SCI: Q2)
  4. Zeng, Xiaodong, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Isabel Trancoso, et al. “Lexicon Expansion for Latent Variable Grammars.” Pattern Recognition Letters 42 (2014): 47–55. (SCI: Q2)
  5. Wong, Derek F., Lidia S. Chao, and Xiaodong Zeng. “iSentenizer-μ: Multilingual Sentence Boundary Detection Model.” The Scientific World Journal (2014): 10 pages. (SCI: Q2)
  6. Huang, Qiuping, Liangye He, Derek F. Wong, and Lidia S. Chao. “Chinese Unknown Word Recognition for PCFG-LA Parsing.” The Scientific World Journal (2014): 7 pages. (SCI: Q2)
  7. Tian, Liang, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, and Francisco Oliveira. “A Relationship: Word Alignment, Phrase Table, and Translation Quality.” The Scientific World Journal (2014): 13 pages. (SCI: Q2)
  8. Han, Aaron L. -F., Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Liangye He, et al. “Unsupervised Quality Estimation Model for English to German Translation and Its Application in Extensive Supervised Evaluation.” The Scientific World Journal (2014): 12 pages. (SCI: Q2)
  9. Wang, Longyue, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Yi Lu, et al. “A Systematic Comparison of Data Selection Criteria for SMT Domain Adaptation.” The Scientific World Journal (2014): 10 pages. (SCI: Q2)
  10. Zeng, Xiaodong, Derek F. Wong, and Lidia S. Chao. “Constructing Better Classifier Ensemble Based on Weighted Accuracy and Diversity Measure.” The Scientific World Journal (2014): 12 pages. (SCI: Q2)
  11. Zhu, Ling, Derek F. Wong, and Lidia S. Chao. “Unsupervised Chunking Based on Graph Propagation from Bilingual Corpus.” The Scientific World Journal (2014): 10 pages. (SCI: Q2)
  12. Wang, Long-Yue, Derek F. Wong, and Lidia S. Chao. “TQDL: Integrated Models for Cross-Language Document Retrieval.” International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing 17.4 (2012): 15–31.
  13. Wong, Fai, Sam Chao, and Wai Kit Chan. “Cyclops – Snapshot Translation System Based on Mobile Device.” Journal of Software 6.9 (2011): 1664–1671. (EI)
  14. Oliveira, Francisco, Fai Wong, Anna Ho, Yi Ping Li, and Sam Chao “Extraction of Alignment Relationships in Comparable Corpora Based on Singular Value Decomposition.” Information Technology Journal 10.11 (2011): 2076–2083. (EI)
  15. Wong, Fai, and Sam Chao. “PCT: Portuguese-Chinese Machine Translation Systems.” Journal of Translation Studies 13.1-2 (2010): 181–196.
  16. Wong, Fai, Sam Chao, Cheong Cheong Hao, and Ka Seng Leong. (2009). A Maximum Entropy (ME) Based Translation Model for Chinese Characters Conversion. Advances in Computational Linguistics, Research in Computer Science, 41, 267–276.
  17. Wong, Fai, Ming Chui Dong, and Dong Cheng Hu. (2006a). Machine Translation Based on Translation Corresponding Tree Structure. Tsinghua Science and Technology, 11(1), 25–31. (EI)
  18. Wong, Fai, Ming Chui Dong, and Dong Cheng Hu. (2006b). Machine Translation Using Constraint-Based Synchronous Grammar. Tsinghua Science and Technology, 11(3), 295–306. (EI)
  19. Wong, Fai, and Yu Hang Mao. (2003). Framework of Electronic Dictionary System for Chinese and Romance Languages. Automatique des Langues (TAL), 44(2), 225–245.

Machine Learning for Biomedical

  1. Chao, Lidia S., Derek F. Wong, Philip C. L. Chen, Wing W. Y. Ng, et al. “Benefiting Feature Selection by the Discovery of False Irrelevant Attributes.” International Journal of Wavelets, Multiresolution and Information Processing (IJWMIP) 13.4 (2015): 1–17. (SCI: Q4)
  2. Wong, Derek F., Lidia S. Chao, Xiaodong Zeng, Mang I Vai, et al. “Time Series for Blind Biosignal Classification Model.” Comp. in Bio. and Med. 54 (2014): 32–36. (SCI: Q2)
  3. Wong, Derek F., Lidia S. Chao, and Xiao Dong Zeng. “A Supportive Attribute-Assisted Discretization Model for Medical Classification.” Bio-medical materials and engineering 23 (2014): 289–295. (SCI: Q4)

Book Chapters

  1. Schmaltz, Márcia, Igor AL da Silva, Adriana Pagano, Fabio Alves, Ana Luísa V. Leal, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Paulo Quaresma. (2017). ranslation, Post-Editing and Directionality: A Study of Effort in the Chinese-Portuguese Language Pair. In Jakobsen, Arnt l., Mesa-Lao, Bartolomé (Ed.), Translation in Transition (pp. 91–117). John Benjamins.
  2. Schmaltz, Márcia, Igor AL da Silva, Adriana Pagano, Fabio Alves, Ana Luísa V. Leal, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Paulo Quaresma. (2016). Cohesive Relations in Text Comprehension and Production: An Exploratory Study Comparing Translation and Post-Editing. In New Directions in Empirical Translation Process Research (pp. 239–263). Springer. (SCI)
  3. Chao, Sam, Fai Wong, Qiu Lin Ding, Yi Ping Li, and Ming Chui Dong. (2008). Discovery of the Latent Supportive Relevance in Medical Data Mining. In Data Mining in Medical and Biological Research. Vienna, Austria: I-Tech Education and Publishing.
  4. Chao, Sam, and Fai Wong. (2009). A Multi-agent Learning Paradigm for Medical Data Mining Diagnostic Workbench. In Data Mining and Multiagent Integration (pp. 177–186). Springer US.

Conference Papers

  1. Tong, Yu, Derek F. Wong, and Lidia S. Chao. (2016). Exploiting Rich Feature Representation for SMT N-Best Reranking. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Wavelet Analysis and Pattern Recognition (pp. 101–106). Jeju, South Korea: IEEE.
  2. Xing, Junwen, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Ana Luísa V. Leal, Márcia Schmaltz, and Chunhui Lu. (2016). Syntaxtree Aligner: A Web-based Parallel Tree Alignment Toolkit. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Wavelet Analysis and Pattern Recognition (pp. 37–42). Jeju, South Korea: IEEE.
  3. Wang, Yiming, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Ben Ao, Connie Y. Tong, and Yi Lu. (2015). The Report of NLP2CT for CWMT 2015 Evaluation Task. In Proceedings of the 11th China Workshop on Machine Translation (pp. 157–164). Hefei, Anhui, China: CIPS
  4. Han, Aaron Li-Feng, Xiaodong Zeng, Derek F. Wong, and Lidia S. Chao. (2015). Chinese Named Entity Recognition with Graph-based Semi-supervised Learning Model. In Proceedings of the Eighth SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing (pp. 15–20). Beijing, China: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  5. Zeng, Xiaodong, Lidia S. Chao, Derek F. Wong, Isabel Trancoso, and Liang Tian. (2014). Toward Better Chinese Word Segmentation for SMT via Bilingual Constraints. In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2014) (pp. 1360–1369). Baltimore, Maryland: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  6. Tian, Liang, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Paulo Quaresma, Francisco Oliveira, and Yi Lu. (2014). UM-Corpus: A Large English-Chinese Parallel Corpus for Statistical Machine Translation. In Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Hrafn Loftsson and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis (Ed.), Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’14). Reykjavik, Iceland: European Language Resources Association (ELRA).
  7. Han, Aaron Li-Feng, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Yi Lu, Liangye He, and Liang Tian. (2014). A Universal Phrase Tagset for Multilingual Treebanks. In Maosong Sun and Yang Liu and Jun Zhao (Ed.), Proceedings of the 13th China National Conference, CCL 2014, and Second International Symposium, NLP-NABD 2014: Chinese Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing Based on Naturally Annotated Big Data (Vol. 8801, pp. 247–258). Springer.
  8. Wang, Yiming, Longyue Wang, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Xiaodong Zeng, and Yi Lu. (2014). Factored Statistical Machine Translation for Grammatical Error Correction. In Proceedings of the Eighteenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL 2014) (pp. 83–90). Baltimore, Maryland: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  9. Lu, Yi, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, and Longyue Wang. (2014). Data Selection via Semi-supervised Recursive Autoencoders for SMT Domain Adaptation. In Proceedings of the 10th China Workshop on Machine Translation: Machine Translation (pp. 13–23). Springer.
  10. Wang, Yiming, Longyue Wang, Derek F. Wong, and Lidia S. Chao. (2014). Effective Hypotheses Re-ranking Model in Statistical Machine Translation. In Proceedings of the 10th China Workshop on Machine Translation: Machine Translation (pp. 24–32). Springer.
  11. Wang, Longyue, Yi Lu, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Yiming Wang, and Francisco Oliveira. (2014). Combining Domain Adaptation Approaches for Medical Text Translation. In Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation (WMT 2014) (pp. 254–259). Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  12. Lu, Yi, Longyue Wang, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, and Yiming Wang. (2014). Domain Adaptation for Medical Text Translation using Web Resources. In Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation (WMT 2014) (pp. 233–238). Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  13. Zeng, Xiaodong, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, and Isabel Trancoso. (2013a). Graph-based Semi-Supervised Model for Joint Chinese Word Segmentation and Part-of-Speech Tagging. In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013) (pp. 770–779). Sofia, Bulgaria: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  14. Zeng, Xiaodong, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, and Isabel Trancoso. (2013b). Co-regularizing character-based and word-based models for semi-supervised Chinese word segmentation. In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013) (pp. 171–176). Sofia, Bulgaria: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  15. Han, Aaron Li-Feng, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Liangye He, Yi Lu, Junwen Xing, and Xiaodong Zeng. (2013). Language-independent Model for Machine Translation Evaluation with Reinforced Factors. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of Machine Translation Summit  (MT Summit XIV) (pp. 215–222).
  16. Xing, Junwen, Longyue Wang, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, and Xiaodong Zeng. (2013). UM-Checker: A Hybrid System for English Grammatical Error Correction. In Proceedings of the Seventeenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL 2013) (pp. 34–42). Sofia, Bulgaria: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  17. Han, Aaron Li-Feng, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Liangye He, Shuo Li, and Ling Zhu. (2013). Phrase Tagset Mapping for French and English Treebanks and Its Application in Machine Translation Evaluation. In Proceedings of the International Conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology: Language Processing and Knowledge in the Web (Vol. 8105, pp. 119–131). Darmstadt, Germany: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  18. Han, Aaron L. F., Derek F. Wong, and Lidia S. Chao. (2013). Chinese Named Entity Recognition with Conditional Random Fields in the Light of Chinese Characteristics. In Mieczysław A. Kłopotek, Jacek Koronacki, Małgorzata Marciniak, Agnieszka Mykowiecka, Sławomir T. Wierzchoń (Ed.), Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Language Processing and Intelligent Information Systems: Language Processing and Intelligent Information Systems (Vol. 7912, pp. 57–68). Warsaw, Poland: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  19. Wang, Longyue, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Yi Lu, and Junwen Xing. (2013). iCPE: A Hybrid Data Selection Model for SMT Domain Adaptation. In Proceedings of the 12th China National Conference, CCL 2013 and First International Symposium, NLP-NABD 2013: Chinese Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing Based on Naturally Annotated Big Data (pp. 280–290). Springer.
  20. Han, Aaron Li-Feng, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Liangye He, Ling Zhu, and Shuo Li. (2013). A Study of Chinese Word Segmentation Based on the Characteristics of Chinese. In Proceedings of the International Conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology: Language Processing and Knowledge in the Web (Vol. 8105, pp. 111–118). Darmstadt, Germany: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  21. Leal, Ana Luísa Varani, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Marcia Schmaltz, Adriana Pagano, Fabio Alves, and Igor Antônio Lourenço da Silva. (2013). Post-editing and Translating in the Chinese-Portuguese Language Pair: Preliminary Results of an Eye-Tracking and Key-Logging Study. In Translation studies and interdisciplinary dialogue (pp. 129–130). Santa Catarina Federal University.
  22. Han, Aaron Li-Feng, Yi Lu, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Liangye He, and Junwen Xing. (2013). Quality Estimation for Machine Translation Using the Joint Method of Evaluation Criteria and Statistical Modeling. In Proceedings of the Eighth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation (WMT 2013) (pp. 365–372). Sofia, Bulgaria: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  23. Han, Aaron Li-Feng, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Yi Lu, Liangye He, Yiming Wang, and Jiaji Zhou. (2013). A Description of Tunable Machine Translation Evaluation Systems in WMT13 Metrics Task. In Proceedings of the Eighth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation (pp. 414–421). Sofia, Bulgaria: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  24. Huang, Qiuping, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Xiaodong Zeng, and Liangye He. (2013). Augmented Parsing of Unknown Word by Graph-based Semi-supervised Learning. In Proceedings of the 27th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation (PACLIC 27) (pp. 474–482). Taipei, Taiwan.
  25. Li, Shuo, Derek F. Wong, and Lidia S. Chao. (2013). Experiments with POS-based restructuring and alignment-based reordering for statistical machine translation. In Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (pp. 82–87). Sofia, Bulgaria: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  26. Oliveira, Francisco, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Liang Tian, and Liangye He. (2013). Influence of Part-of-Speech and Phrasal Category Universal Tag-set in Tree-to-Tree Translation Models. In Proceedings of the 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2013) (pp. 907–911). Nagoya, Japan.
  27. Wang, Longyue, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, Junwen Xing, Yi Lu, and Isabel Trancoso. (2013). Edit Distance: A New Data Selection Criterion for Domain Adaptation in SMT. In Galia Angelova, Kalina Bontcheva, Ruslan Mitkov (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference of Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (pp. 727–732). Hissar, Bulgaria.
  28. Han, Aaron L. F., Derek F. Wong, and Lidia S. Chao. (2012). LEPOR: A Robust Evaluation Metric for Machine Translation with Augmented Factors. In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2012) (pp. 441–450). Mumbai, India.
  29. Wang, Longyue, Derek F. Wong, Lidia S. Chao, and Junwen Xing. (2012). CRFs-Based Chinese Word Segmentation for Micro-Blog with Small-Scale Data. In Proceedings of the Second CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing (pp. 51–57). Tianjin, China.
  30. Zhu, Ling, Lidia S. Chao, Derek F. Wong, and Xiao-Dong Zeng. (2012). A Noun-Phrase Chunking Model Based on SBCB Ensemble Learning Algorithm. In Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, (pp. 11–16).
  31. Li, Shuo, Derek F. Wong, and Lidia S. Chao. (2012). Korean-Chinese statistical translation model. In International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, ICMLC 2012, Xian, Shaanxi, China, July 15-17, 2012, Proceedings (pp. 767–772). Xian, Shaanxi, China.
  32. Wang, Long-Yue, Derek F. Wong, and Lidia S. Chao. (2012). An Improvement in Cross-Language Document Retrieval Based on Statistical Models. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Conference on Computational Linguistics and Speech Processing (ROCLING 2012) (pp. 144–155). Chung-Li, Taiwan.
  33. He, Liangye, Derek F. Wong, and Lidia S. Chao. (2012). Adapting Multilingual Parsing Models to Sinica Treebank. In Proceedings of the Second CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing (pp. 211–215). Tianjin, China.
  34. Hao, Zong, Derek F. Wong, and Lidia S. Chao. (2012a). A Template Based Hybrid Model for Chinese Personal Name Disambiguation. In Proceedings of the Second CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing (pp. 121–126). Tianjin, China.
  35. Huang, Qiuping, Liangye He, Derek F. Wong, and Lidia S. Chao. (2012). A Simplified Chinese Parser with Factored Model. In Proceedings of the Second CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing (pp. 188–193). Tianjin, China.
  36. Hao, Zong, Derek F. Wong, and Lidia S. Chao. (2012b). Rules Design in Word Segmentation of Chinese Micro-Blog. In Proceedings of the Second CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing (pp. 90–94). Tianjin, China.
  37. Wang, Longyue, Shuo Li, Derek F. Wong, and Lidia S. Chao. (2012). A Joint Chinese Named Entity Recognition and Disambiguation System. In Proceedings of the Second CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing (pp. 146–151). Tianjin, China.
  38. Tian, Liang, Fai Wong, and Sam Chao. (2011a). Word Alignment Using GIZA++ on Windows. In Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit XIII  (MT Summit XIII) (pp. 369–372). Xiamen, China.
  39. Chao, Sam, Fai Wong, Heng Leong Lam, and Mang I. Vai. (2011). Blind Biosignal Classification Framework Based on DTW Algorithm. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (ICMLC 2011) (Vol. 4, pp. 1684–1689). Guilin, China: IEEE.
  40. Oliveira, Francisco, Wong Fai, and Sam Chao. (2011). Strategic Improvement of Machine Translated Texts Based on Manual Evaluation. In III SIMELP Simpósio Mundial de Estudos de Língua Portuguesa, SIMPÓSIO 46 - Propostas Integração de Metodologias para o Estudo do Processo Tradutório. Macau, China.
  41. Wong, Fai, Francisco Oliveira, and Sam Chao. (2011). Human Analysis of Machine Translated Documents between Portuguese Chinese Machine Aided Translation System and Online Translation Systems. In III SIMELP Simpósio Mundial de Estudos de Língua Portuguesa, SIMPÓSIO 46 - Propostas Integração de Metodologias para o Estudo do Processo Tradutório. Macau, China.
  42. Zeng, Xiao Dong, Sam Chao, and Fai Wong. (2011b). Ensemble Learning on Portuguese POS Tagging. In III SIMELP Simpósio Mundial de Estudos de Língua Portguguesa, SIMPÓSIO 46 - Propostas Integração de Metodologias para o Estudo do Processo Tradutório. Macau, China.
  43. Wong, Fai, Francisco Oliveira, Sam Chao, and Chi Wai Tang. (2011). Handheld Machine Translation System Based on Constraint Synchronous Grammar. In Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit XIII  (MT Summit XIII) (pp. 439–446). Xiamen, China: AMTA.
  44. Tian, Liang, Fai Wong, and Sam Chao. (2011b). Phrase Oriented Word Alignment Method. In Wang, Hai Feng (Ed.), Proceedings of the 7th China Workshop on Machine Translation (pp. 237–250). Xiamen, China.
  45. Wong, Fai, Francisco Oliveira, Sam Chao, and Fan Sun. (2011). CSG-Tag: Constraint Based Synchronous Grammar Tree Annotation System. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (ICMLC 2011) (Vol. 4, pp. 1472–1478). Guilin, China: IEEE.
  46. Chao, Sam, and Fai Wong. (2010). Knowledge Acquisition in Supporting Diagnosis for e-Healthcare Infrastructure. In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Mining. Chengdu, China: IEEE Computer Society.
  47. Chao, Sam, Fai Wong, and Custódio Cavaco Martins. (2010). Data Mining Model in Analyzing Portuguese Studies as the Second Language Acquisition. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (ICMLC2010) (Vol. 1, pp. 427–432). Qingdao, China: IEEE Computer Society.
  48. Oliveira, Francisco, Fai Wong, and Hong Iok Sai. (2010a). Systematic Processing of Long Sentences in Rule based Portuguese-Chinese Machine Translation. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics: Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing (Vol. 6008, pp. 417–426). Iasi, Romania: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg.
  49. Wong, Fai, and Sam Chao. (2010). iSentenizer: An incremental sentence boundary classifier. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering (NLP-KE 2010) (pp. 1–7).
  50. Oliveira, Francisco, Fai Wong, Sam Chao, and Chi Wai Tang. (2010). Portuguese Chinese Machine Aided Translation System. In Proceedings of the International Translators’ Federation (FIT) 6th Asian Translator’s Forum. Macau SAR.
  51. Wong, Fai, Sam Chao, Wai Kit Chan, and Yi Ping Li. (2010). Recognition of Chinese Character in Snapshot Translation System. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Audio Language and Image Processing (ICALIP) (pp. 821–825). Shanghai, China: IEEE.
  52. Zeng, Xiao Dong, Sam Chao, and Fai Wong. (2010). Optimization of Bagging Classifiers Based on SBCB Algorithm. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (ICMLC2010) (Vol. 1, pp. 262–267). Qingdao, China: IEEE Computer Society.
  53. Oliveira, Francisco, Fai Wong, and Hong Iok Sai. (2010b). Parsing Extended Constraint Synchronous Grammar in Chinese-Portuguese Machine Translation. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Processing of Portuguese Language (PROPOR 2010). Porto Alegre, Brazil.
  54. Tian, Liang, Fai Wong, and Sam Chao. (2010). An Improvement of Translation Quality with Adding Key-Words in Parallel Corpus. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (pp. 1273–1278). Qingdao, China: IEEE Computer Society.
  55. Chao, Sam, and Fai Wong. (2009a). Unearth the Hidden Supportive Information for an Intelligent Medical Diagnostic System. In The 4th International Conference on Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Systems: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 401–408). Springer.
  56. Chao, Sam, and Fai Wong. (2009b). An Incremental Decision Tree Learning Methodology regarding Attributes in Medical Data Mining. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (ICMLC 2009) (Vol. 3, pp. 1694–1699). Baoding, China: IEEE.
  57. Oliveira, Francisco, Fai Wong, Ka Seng Leong, Chio Kin Tong, and Ming Chui Dong. (2007). Query Translation for Cross-Language Information Retrieval by Parsing Constraint Synchronous Grammar. Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (Vol. 7, pp. 4003–4008). Hong Kong: IEEE.
  58. Oliveira, Francisco, Fai Wong, and Yi Ping Li. (2005a). An Unsupervised & Statistical Word Sense Tagging Using Bilingual Sources. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (Vol. 6, pp. 3749–3754). GuangZhou, China: IEEE.
  59. Oliveira, Francisco, Fai Wong, and Yi Ping Li. (2005b). Unsupervised Word Sense Disambiguation and Rules Extraction Using Non-Aligned Bilingual Corpus. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering (IEEE NLP-KE 2005) (pp. 30–35). Wuhan, China: IEEE.
  60. Wong, Fai, Dong Cheng Hu, Yu Hang Mao, Ming Chui Dong, and Yi Ping Li. (2005). Machine Translation Based on Constraint-Based Synchronous Grammar. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing: Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2005) (Vol. 3651, pp. 612–623). Jeju Island, Republic of Korea: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg.
  61. Wong, Fai, Dong Cheng Hu, Yu Hang Mao, Chi Wai Tang, and Ming Chui Dong. (2004). Application of Translation Corresponding Tree (TCT) Annotation Schema in Example-Based Machine Translation. Proceedings of the Language Resources and Evaluation Workshop (LREC2004) (pp. 42–45). Lisbon, Portugal.
  62. Wong, Fai, Chi Wai Tang, Ming Chui Dong, Yu Hang Mao, and Yi Ping Li. (2004). Example-Based Machine Translation Based on Translation Corresponding Tree Representation. Proceedings of the First International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing: International Workshop on Machine Translation and Multilingual Information Retrieval (MTMIR 2004) (pp. 31–38). Hainan Island, China.
  63. Wong, Fai, Sam Chao, Ming Chui Dong, and Yu Hang Mao. (2004). Interpolated Probabilistic Tagging Model Optimized with Genetic Algorithm. Proceedings of third International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (Vol. 4, pp. 2569–2574). Shanghai, China: IEEE.
  64. Wong, Fai, Dong Cheng Hu, Yu Hang Mao, and Ming Chui Dong. (2004). A Flexible Example Annotation Schema: Translation Corresponding Tree Representation. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2004) (pp. 1079–1085). Geneva, Switzerland: Association for Computational Linguistics.

Knowledge Transfer and Applied Research Achievements

Innovation and Knowledge Transfer in Research

Some of the research findings, proposed methods and developed models have been transferred to various software applications and toolkits. Most of them are available freely for the communities to use for academic research and education purposes.

Software/Toolkit Description No. of Downloads or Accesses
PCT-Dict/ UM-Dict
http://nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/views/pct/pct-v3.html/
http://nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/UMD/index.jsf
Portuguese-Chinese bidirectional electronic dictionary. >650 registered users
>1,288 accesses
PCT-Assist
http://nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/views/pct/pct-v4.html
Portuguese-Chinese machine aided translation system >110 registered users
UM-Translate
http://nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/MT/
University of Macau’s online translation system for Portuguese, Chinese and English. >23,000 accesses
UM-CAT
http://nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/umcat/login. html
University of Macau’s online computer aided translation platform for Portuguese, Chinese and English.  
TransLite
http://nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/views/utility.html
A language independent translation system based on Constraint Synchronous Grammar. >180 downloads
UM-Corpus
http://nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/um-corpus/
A large, multi-domain English-Chinese parallel corpus. 185 downloads within the past 6 months
SyntaxTree Builder & Aligner
http://nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/syntax Toolkit/aligner.html
An online parallel treebank annotation and construction platform, featured with syntactic creation and parallel trees alignment functions.  
Pomotion
http://nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/PA/
Portuguese Morphological Variation analyzer, featured with word lemmatizer and verb conjugator. >9,876 accesses
Enmotion
http:// nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/EA/
English Morphological Variation analyzer, featured with word lemmatizer, inflector and verb conjugator. >1,039 accesses
iSentenizer-μ
http://nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/NLP2CTWebService/sentenizer.jsf
A multilingual Sentence Boundary Detection Model based on i+Learning (Intelligent and Incremental Learning) algorithm.  
iTagger Portuguese and English Part-of-Speech tagger based on i+Learning (Intelligent and Incremental Learning) algorithm.  

List of Governmental Consultancy Projects

Period Project, Role
Funding Body
2012 – present Maintenance Service for AiO (All-in-One System) for MGTO, Co-PI
Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO)
2008 – present Maintenance Service for ELAPS (Enterprise License Application and Processing System) for MGTO, PI
Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO)
2011 – present AiO (All-in-One System) Consultancy & Development Service, Co-PI
Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO)
2007 – present LMS (License Management System) Consultancy & Development Service, PI
Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO)
1997 – 2002 PO Box Automation System, Co-PI
Macao Post Office

Services

University and Faculty/Unit Service

Management Positions

Period Role, Laboratory
Courses
2013 – Present Faculty-in-Charge of Software Technology Laboratory
Courses supported: CISB211, CISB220, GRSC804, CRSC805, SFTW462
2009 – Present Faculty-in-Charge of Natural Language Processing & Portuguese-Chinese Machine Translation Laboratory (NLP2CT)
Courses supported: CISB454, IMSS019, COIS719, COIS810

Committee Works

Period Role, Committee
Department/Faculty/University
2016 – Present Member, Workgroup in GE area of Literature & Humanities
University of Macau
2016 – Present Member, Working Group on the Framework of Service Quality for the Promotion of Academic Staffs
University of Macau
2015 – Present Area Coordinator, Area 5 of the General Education (GE) Program
University of Macau
2015 – Present Coordinator, Implementation of Compulsory Major Course: Information Technology Fundamentals and Practices
Department of Computer and Information Science, Faculty of Science and Technology
2015 – Present College Affiliate, Stanley Ho East Asia College
Residential College, University of Macau
2014 – Present Coordinator, Coordinator of DCIS of the Science Promotion Center
University of Macau
2014 – 2016 Member, Senate Committee
University of Macau
2013 – Present Member, PhD Advisory Committee
Department of Computer and Information Science, Faculty of Science and Technology
2012 – 2014 Member, Department Executive Committee
Department of Computer and Information Science, Faculty of Science and Technology
2012 – 2014 Member, Board of Examiners
Department of Computer and Information Science, Faculty of Science and Technology
2012 – 2014 Member, Internal Advisory Committee
Department of Computer and Information Science, Faculty of Science and Technology
2010 – 2014 Program Leader, Program accreditation and curriculum reform for Department of Computer and Information Science
Department of Computer and Information Science, Faculty of Science and Technology
2010 – Present Mentor, Student Mentorship
Department of Computer and Information Science, Faculty of Science and Technology
2010 – 2013 Representative, School Briefing for Macau High School Students
2010 – 2011 Member, Department Representative of Program Planning Committee for new bachelor program of Science in Combined Science
Faculty of Science and Technology
2009 – 2013 Member, Selection Panel for Principal Recommended Direct Admission
Department of Computer and Information Science, Faculty of Science and Technology
2009 – 2011 Coordinator, Program accreditation and curriculum reform for Department of Computer and Information Science
Department of Computer and Information Science, Faculty of Science and Technology

Seminars Organization

Date Role, Seminars
2016 Chair, NLP for Microblog Summarization
http://nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/views/news/2016111401.html
2016 Chair, Introducing Prior Knowledge into Machine Translation
http://nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/views/news/2016072601.html
2016 Chair, Computer and the Global Ascension of the Chinese Language
http://nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/views/news/2016040501.html
2016 Chair, Word Sense Induction for Machine Translation
http://nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/views/news/2016011901.html
2014 Co-Chair, My Road from the Past to the future
http://nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/views/news/2014111201.html
2013 Chair, Multi-Hashing for Large Scale Image Retrieval
http://nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/views/news/2013040201.html
2012 Chair, Spoken Language Processing at L2F
http://nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/views/news/2012112901.html
2012 Co-Chair, Speech and Audio Processing: New Applications and Research Challenges
http://nlp2ct.cis.umac.mo/views/news/2012031201.html

External Service

Services to Professional Societies

Period Role, Associations
2015 – 2016 Chair, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Hong Kong – Macau Joint Chapter
2012 – Present Member, Board of Director, Chinese Information Processing Society of China (CIPS)
2012 – Present  President, Board of Director, Macau Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC) Association
2010 – Present  Vice President, Board of Supervisors, Macau Society of Biomedical Engineering (MSBME)

Services to the Macau Society

Year Activity, Role
Funding Body
2016 Talent Program 2016, Co-PI
Science and Technology Development Fund of Macau (FDCT)
2016 Centre for Science & Engineering Promotion – Open Laboratory
Science and Technology Development Fund of Macau (FDCT)
2013 Computer Science Exploration Camp 2013, PI
Science and Technology Development Fund of Macau (FDCT)
http://www.cis.umac.mo/~cissc/index2013.htm#2013_content
2012 Computer Science Exploration Camp 2012, Co-PI
Science and Technology Development Fund of Macau (FDCT)
http://www.cis.umac.mo/~cissc/index2012.htm#2012_content
2011 Computer Science Exploration Camp 2011, PI
Science and Technology Development Fund of Macau (FDCT)
http://www.cis.umac.mo/~cissc/index2011.htm#2011_content
2010 Computer Science Exploration Camp 2010, Co-PI
Science and Technology Development Fund of Macau (FDCT)
http://www.cis.umac.mo/~cissc/index2010.htm#2009_content
2009 Computer Science Exploration Camp 2009, PI
Science and Technology Development Fund of Macau (FDCT)
http://www.cis.umac.mo/~cissc/index2010.htm#2009_content

Invited Reviewer/Consultant

Grant Reviewer
2013 – 2014 Latvian Council of Science
Latvian
Project Consultant
2012 PT-STAR - Speech Translation Advanced Research to and from Portuguese, FCT (Carnegie Mellon | Portugal Research Projects Program) [CMU-PT/HuMach/0039/2008], L2F/Carnegie Mellon University, 2012.
Portugal/USA
Journal Reviewer
2016 ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP)
ACM
2015 – 2016 IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing
IEEE
2016 Data and Knowledge Engineering Journal
Elsevier
2015 Computer Speech and Language
Elsevier
2014 Journal of Information Science and Engineering
SINICA
2012 Special Issue on Real World Data Mining Applications of Springer's Annals of Information Systems
Springer
Conference Reviewer
2016 The 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics – Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT)
2016 The 15th China National Conference on Computational Linguistics (15th CCL) and The 4th International Symposium on Natural Language Processing based on Naturally Annotated Big Data (NLP-NABD)
2012, 2016 The 12th International Conference on the Computational Processing of Portuguese (PROPOR)
2016 – 2017 The International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing (BigComp)
2014 – 2015 The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational and The 7th International Joint Conference of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (ACL/ICJNLP)
2013, 2015 The SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing (SIGHAN)
2015 The 4th CCF Conference on Natural Language Processing & Chinese Computing (NLPCC)
2015 The International Technical Conference of IEEE Region 10 (IEEE TENCON)
2014 The 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING)
2011 – Present The International Oriental COCOSDA Conference (O-COCOSDA)
2011 SIMPÓSIO 46 - Propostas Integração de Metodologias para o Estudo do Processo Tradutório, III SIMELP – Simpósio Mundial de Estudos de Língua Portuguesa (SIMELP)

Conferences and Competition Organization

Year Conference/Activities
2017 The Twelfth China Workshop on Machine Translation (CWMT 2017)
Program Committee Co-chair
2016 – 2017 The International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing (BigComp)
Program Committee Member
2016 The 15th China National Conference on Computational Linguistics (CCL 2016) and The 4th International Symposium on Natural Language Processing based on Naturally Annotated Big Data (NLP-NABD 2016)
MT Track Co-chair
2016 The 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics – Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2016)
Program Committee Member
2016 The 12th International Conference on the Computational Processing of Portuguese (PROPOR 2016)
Program Committee Member
2014 – 2015 The Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational and The International Joint Conference of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP)
Program Committee Member
2013, 2015 The SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing (SIGHAN)
Program Committee Member
2015 The 4th CCF Conference on Natural Language Processing & Chinese Computing (NLPCC)
Program Committee Member
2012, 2015 IEEE Student Paper Competition
Chair/Judge of Organizing Committee
2014 The 15th International Conference on Web-Age Information Management (WAIM 2014)
Sponsorship Co-chair
2014 The 10th China Workshop on Machine Translation (CWMT 2014)
Organizer Chair
2014 The 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING)
Program Committee Member
2013 – Present The Oriental International COCOSDA Conference (O‐COCOSDA)
Program Committee Member
2012 The 15th Oriental International COCOSDA Conference (O‐COCOSDA 2012)
Conference Vice Chair
2011 SIMPÓSIO 46 - Propostas Integração de Metodologias para o Estudo do Processo Tradutório, III SIMELP – Simpósio Mundial de Estudos de Língua Portuguesa (SIMELP 2011)
Track Co-chair
2011 International Conference on System Science and Engineering (ICSSE 2011)
Local Arrangement Co-chair
2011 IEEE Macau Section Student Branch Project Competition 2011
Judge

Contact Details

Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau, E11
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,
Macau, China

Room: E11-4010
Telephone: (853) 8822-4478
Fax: (853) 8822-2426
Email: derekfw