Veronica Qing Lyu

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Email: lyuqing [at]

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Hi! My name is Veronica Qing Lyu (吕晴). I am a third-year PhD student in Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania, advised by Chris Callison-Burch and Marianna Apidianaki.

In the previous two years, I have been working on information extraction and schema learning. My current research interests lie in the intersection of linguistics and natural language processing, especially probing language models for robustness and interpretability.

Before Penn, I was an undergrad in linguistics at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Tsinghua University.

Is "my favorite new movie" my favorite movie? Probing the Understanding of Recursive Noun Phrases
Qing Lyu, Hua Zheng, Daoxin Li, Li Zhang, Marianna Apidianaki, Chris Callison-Burch
NAACL 2022. [paper][repo][bibtex]
Show Me More Details: Discovering Event Hierarchies from WikiHow
Shuyan Zhou*, Li Zhang*, Yue Yang, Qing Lyu, Pengcheng Yin, Chris Callison-Burch, Graham Neubig
ACL 2022. [paper][demo][bibtex]
Visual Goal-Step Inference using wikiHow
Yue Yang, Artemis Panagopoulou, Qing Lyu, Li Zhang, Mark Yatskar, Chris Callison-Burch
EMNLP 2021.; presented at the 2nd Workshop on Advances in Language and Vision Research at NAACL 2021. [paper][bibtex]
Goal-Oriented Script Construction
Qing Lyu*, Li Zhang*, Chris Callison-Burch
* Equal contribution.
INLG 2021. [paper][repo][bibtex]
Zero-shot Event Extraction via Transfer Learning: Challenges and Insights
Qing Lyu, Hongming Zhang, Elior Sulem, Dan Roth
ACL 2021. [paper][repo][bibtex][talk]
RESIN: A Dockerized Schema-Guided Cross-document Cross-lingual Cross-media Information Extraction and Event Tracking System
Haoyang Wen, Ying Lin, Tuan Lai, Xiaoman Pan, Sha Li, Xudong Lin, Ben Zhou, Manling Li, Haoyu Wang, Hongming Zhang, Xiaodong Yu, Alexander Dong, Zhenhailong Wang, Yi Fung, Piyush Mishra, Qing Lyu, Dídac Surís, Brian Chen, Susan Windisch Brown, Martha Palmer, Chris Callison-Burch, Carl Vondrick, Jiawei Han, Dan Roth, Shih-Fu Chang, Heng Ji
NAACL 2021 demo track. [paper][repo][bibtex]
Intent Detection with WikiHow
Li Zhang, Qing Lyu, Chris Callison-Burch
AACL-IJCNLP 2020. [paper][repo][bibtex][talk]
Reasoning about goals, steps, and temporal ordering with wikihow
Li Zhang*, Qing Lyu*, Chris Callison-Burch
* Equal contribution.
EMNLP 2020; Spotlight presentation at the Workshop on Enormous Language Models (WELM) at ICLR 2021. [paper][repo][bibtex][talk]

I enjoy music and street dance in my free time. I'm also a huge fan of text adventure games!

Check out the covers by my dance crew: Lalisa; 本草纲目; 将军x以父之名.
My guitar cover playlist in development on Youtube/Bilibili.
I wrote a role assignment tool for playing Werewolves ("double-identity/双身份" version).