Feiyu Xu
徐 飞玉


DFKI



DFKI GmbH
Language Technology Lab


Contact:

DFKI Projektbüro Berlin
Alt-Moabit 91c
10559 Berlin
Germany

Phone:     +49-30-23895-1812

Secretary: +49-30-23895-1800

Fax:          +49-30-23895-1810

E-mail: GivenName at dfki.de

 

 

Dr. Feiyu Xu is Principal Researcher and Head of Research Group Text Analytics in the Language Technology Lab of DFKI.

She also is co-founder of Yocoy Technologies GmbH , a 2007 spin-off from DFKI. Yocoy is developing next generation mobile language and travel guides.

Since 2004, Dr. Xu is vice-director of the Joint Research Laboratory for Language Technology of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Saarland University.

Feiyu Xu studied technical translation at Tongji University in Shanghai after having been nominated and selected with a waiver of the national admission exam in year 1987. She then studied computational linguistics at Saarland University from 1992 to 1998 and graduated by receiving a Diplom (MSc) with distinction. Her PhD-Thesis is about "bootstrapping relation extraction from semantic seed" in "information extraction". In 2014, Feiyu Xu has completed a habilitation in big text data analytics.

In 2012, Feiyu Xu has won a Google Focused Research Award for Natural Language Understanding as co-PI with Hans Uszkoreit and Roberto Navigli.

In 2014, Feiyu Xu was honored as DFKI Research Fellow.

She has extensive experience in multilingual information systems, information extraction, text mining, big data analytics, business intelligence, question answering and mobile applications of NLP technologies. She has successfully led more than 30 national and international research and development projects. She has broad and in-depth experience of the total cycle of innovation in her expert areas, from basic research, to application and development and finally to products and their commercialization.

CV of Feiyu Xu

Publications

Selected Current Research Projects

funded by the Smart Service Welt program of the German Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi)
funded by the Smart Data program of the German Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi)
funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Some Selected Completed Projects (since 1996)
a Google Focused Research Award on the topic of Natural Language Understanding (funded by Google)
funded by the ZIM program of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technoloy (BMWi)
funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)
funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)

Some Invited Talks
  • Hans Uszkoreit, Feiyu Xu and Roberto Navigli: Language Understanding cum Knowledge Yield. Final presentation for LUcKY project. at Google NLU Workshop, London, May 2016
  • Hans Uszkoreit and Feiyu Xu, Relation Extraction Guest Lecture at the Human Language Technology Research Institute of the University of Texas at Dallas 31st July 2015
  • Hans Uszkoreit and Feiyu Xu, Guest Lecture: Progress in Information Extraction, Guest Lecture Qatar at the Computing Research Institute in Doha, Qatar 13 August 2015
  • Hans Uszkoreit and Feiyu Xu: Syntax and semantics in schema-driven n-ary relation extraction, Invited Talk at New York University, October 10, 2014, New York, USA.
  • Hans Uszkoreit and Feiyu Xu: Approaches to filtering automatically acquired patterns for n-ary relation extraction, Invited Talk at Columbia University, October 9, 2014, New York, USA.
  • Feiyu Xu: DFKI Research Fellow Award Talk, Domain Adaptive Relation Extraction for Big Text Data Analytics, October 28 2014, Saarbrucken, Germany.
  • Feiyu Xu. "Sprachtechnologie für Interaktiven und Multimedialen Sprachunterricht". Workshop about "Virtualisierung von Bildungsprozessen" organized by DIPF and UKP-lab TU Darmstadt. Frankfurt, July 9, 2013
  • Hans Uszkoreit and Feiyu Xu. Google TechTalk. "Semantic Rule Filtering for Web-Scale RE and Linking the Knowledge Graph with Linguistic Knowledge". Google Mountain View, May 17th, 2013
  • Hans Uszkoreit, Feiyu Xu and Sebastian Krause. Google TechTalk. "Improving performance of Web-scale relation extraction through lexical semantics", Google Zurich, May 6th 2013
  • Hans Uszkoreit and Feiyu Xu. Invited Talk. "Web-Scale Relation Extraction" at Dipartimento di Informatica, SAPIENZA Universita' di Roma, March 2013
  • Feiyu Xu: Invited Talk. "Parse Reranking for the Domain-Adaptation of Relation Extraction", at the Lab of Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics, Humboldt University, June 11th, 2012.
  • Feiyu Xu: Invited Talk. "Innovationsbeobachtung und Ideenmanagement", at THESEUS-Lounge, CeBIT 2012, March 9th, 2012.
  • Feiyu Xu: Invited Talk. “Domain Adaptive Relation Extraction”, at Tsujii Lab, Tokyo University,Tokyo, Japan, February 23rd, 2011.
  • Hans Uszkoreit and Feiyu Xu: Invited Talk. “Less than perfect, more than fun: Language technology for collecting and providing pop trivia on the web” at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hongkong, February, 2011.
  • Feiyu Xu: Invited Talk. “Information and relation extraction”, at EC-JRC, Italy, March 2011.
  • Hans Uszkoreit and Feiyu Xu: Google Tech Talk. “A bootstrapping approach to learning relation extraction rules from parsing results”, Google Switzerland, September, 2011.
  • Feiyu Xu: Invited Talk. “Domain Adaptive Relation Extraction”, at SRI International, Meno Park, CA. October 6. 2011