SSNLP 2022

The 2022 Singapore Symposium on Natural Language Processing


We are pleased to announce that the Singapore Symposium on Natural Language Processing (SSNLP 2022) will be held on Friday, 13 May (full day)! This is a pre-conference practice workshop for both local students, practitioners and faculty working in natural language processing to network. This is a free event, open to the public, but requires registration. It will be held in two parallel tracks at the School's Seminar Room 2 and Seminar Room 3 [ Map ] [ Floorplan ]

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Due to fire code restrictions, our venues cannot accommodate additional onsite registrations. However, we have plenty of capacity for virtual attendance. Feel free to request the link for the virtual registration below.

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Latest news

9 May — Onsite registration is full, we cannot accommodate more people due to fire code regulations! Free catered bento lunch has been sponsored by ByteDance!

7 May — Additional posters have been added! Poster information has been added.

28 April — Some sessions have been remapped to help session chairs attend their sessions. Three additional papers have also been added!


Oral sessions are for 12 minutes plus 3 minutes for immediate questions. There will be ample time after a session to engage in the breaks directly after the session. Session chairs should record each session and check with the speakers if they want their post-recorded session made public. Questions will be solicited via crowdsourcing via Padlets.

13 May, 2022 Seminar Room 2 (SR2) Seminar Room 3 (SR3)
09:00—09:45 Session 1A
Information Extraction
(Session Chair: Yanxia Qin)

[1] Yubo Ma, Zehao Wang, Yixin Cao, Mukai Li, Meiqi Chen, Kun Wang, Jing Shao. Prompt for Extraction? PAIE: Prompting Argument Interaction for Event Argument Extraction.
[2] Qingyu Tan, Ruidan He, Lidong Bing, Hwee Tou Ng. Document-Level Relation Extraction with Adaptive Focal Loss and Knowledge Distillation.
[3] Timothy Liu and De Wen Soh. Towards Better Characterization of Paraphrases.

Session 1B
NLP Applications
(Session Chair: Prathyusha Jwalapuram)

[1] Hai Ye, Hwee Tou Ng, Wenjuan Han. On the Robustness of Question Rewriting Systems to Questions of Varying Hardness.
[2] Mathieu Ravaut, Shafiq Joty, Nancy F. Chen. SummaReranker: A Multi-Task Mixture-of-Experts Reranking Framework for Abstractive Summarization.
[3] Xiaobing Sun, Wei Lu. Implicit N-grams Induced by Recurrence.

09:45—10:15 Break 1
10:15—11:00 Session 2A
Syntax and Discourse
(Session Chair: Qingyu Tan)

[1] Muhammad Reza Qorib, Seung-Hoon Na, Hwee Tou Ng. Frustratingly Easy System Combination for Grammatical Error Correction.
[2] Liying Cheng, Lidong Bing, Ruidan He, Qian Yu, Yan Zhang, Luo Si. IAM: A Comprehensive and Large-Scale Dataset for Integrated Argument Mining Tasks.
[3] Prathyusha Jwalapuram, Shafiq Joty, Xiang Lin. Rethinking Self-Supervision Objectives for Generalizable Coherence Modeling.

Session 2B
(Session Chair: Liangming Pan)

[1] Allan Jie, Jierui Li, Wei Lu. Learning to Reason Deductively: Math Word Problem Solving as Complex Relation Extraction.
[2] Shankar Kantharaj, Rixie Leong, Xiang Lin, Ahmed Masry, Megh Thakkar, Enamul Hoque, Shafiq Joty. Chart2Text: A large-scale benchmark for chart summarization.
[3] Ahmed Masry, Do Xuan Long, Jia Qing Tan, Shafiq Joty, Enamul Hoque. ChartQA: A Benchmark for Question Answering about Charts with Visual and Logical Reasoning.

11:00—13:00 Lunch (courtesy ByteDance)
12:00—13:00 Poster Session 1
13:00—13:45 Session 3A
(Session Chair: Min-Yen Kan)

[1] Bosheng Ding, Junjie Hu, Lidong Bing, Mahani Aljunied, Shafiq Joty, Luo Si, Chunyan Miao. GlobalWoZ: Globalizing MultiWoZ to Develop Multilingual Task-Oriented Dialogue Systems.
[2] Hung Le, Nancy F. Chen, Steven Hoi. Multimodal Dialogue State Tracking.
[3] Deepanway Ghosal, Siqi Shen, Navonil Majumder, Rada Mihalcea, Soujanya Poria. CICERO: A Dataset for Contextualized Commonsense Inference in Dialogues.

Session 3B
Domain Adaptation / Few Shot Learning
(Session Chair: Liying Cheng)

[1] Lulu Zhao, Fujia Zheng, Weihao Zeng, Keqing He, Weiran Xu, Huixing Jiang, Wei Wu, Yanan Wu. Domain-Oriented Prefix-Tuning: Towards Efficient and Generalizable Fine-tuning for Zero-Shot Dialogue Summarization.
[2] Chengwei Qin, Shafiq Joty. Continual Few-shot Relation Learning via Embedding Space Regularization and Data Augmentation.
[3] Chia Yew Ken, Lidong Bing, Soujanya Poria, Luo Si. RelationPrompt: Leveraging Prompts to Generate Synthetic Data for Zero-Shot Relation Triplet Extraction.

13:45—14:15 Break 2
14:15—15:00 Session 4A
Language Models
(Session Chair: Bosheng Ding)

[1] Minghuan Tan, Yong Dai, Duyu Tang, Zhangyin Feng, Guoping Huang, Jing Jiang, Jiwei Li, Shuming Shi. Exploring and Adapting Chinese GPT to Pinyin Input Method.
[2] Xiaosen Zheng, Jing Jiang. An Empirical Study of Memorization in NLP.
[3] Yunxiang Zhang, Liangming Pan, Samson Tan, Min-Yen Kan. Interpreting the Robustness of Neural NLP Models to Textual Perturbations.

Session 4B
(Session Chair: Yisong Miao)

[1] Abhinav Ramesh Kashyap, Devamanyu Hazarika, Min-Yen Kan, Roger Zimmermann, Soujanya Poria. So Different Yet So Alike! Constrained Unsupervised Text Style Transfer.
[2] Chenhui Shen, Liying Cheng, Ran Zhou, Lidong Bing, Yang You, Luo Si. MReD: A Meta-Review Dataset for Structure-Controllable Text Generation.
[3] Zhengyuan Liu, Nancy F. Chen. Learning from Bootstrapping and Stepwise Reinforcement Reward: A Semi-Supervised Framework for Text Style Transfer.

15:00—16:00 Poster Session 2


Posters will be shown in the foyer of Seminar Room (SR2). Posters are short, workshop, work-in-progress papers or last minute additions to our programme. Poster boards can accommodate A1 sized posters, in either portrait or landscape.

[1] Ruixi Lin, Hwee Tou Ng. Does BERT Know that the IS-A Relation is Transitive?
[2] Saurabh Jain, Yisong Miao, Min-Yen Kan. Comparative Snippet Generation.
[3] Sicheng Yu, Qianru Sun, Hao Zhang, Jing Jiang. Translate-Train Embracing Translationese Artifacts.
[4] Ibrahim Taha Aksu, Zhengyuan Liu, Min-Yen Kan and Nancy F. Chen. N-Shot Learning for Augmenting Task-Oriented Dialogue State Tracking.
[5] Hung Le, Nancy F. Chen, Steven Hoi. VGNMN: Video-grounded Neural Module Networks for Video-Grounded Dialogue Systems.
[6] Moxin Li, Fuli Feng, Hanwang Zhang, Xiangnan He, Fengbin Zhu, Tat-Seng Chua. Learning to Imagine: Integrating Counterfactual Thinking in Neural Discrete Reasoning.
[7] Fengzhu Zeng, Wei Gao. Early Rumor Detection Using Neural Hawkes Process with a New Benchmark Dataset.



Nancy Chen, Institute for Infocomm Research

Kokil Jaidka, Nanyang Technological University

Jing Jiang, Singapore Management University

Shafiq Joty, Nanyang Technological University

Min-Yen Kan, National University of Singapore

Wei Lu, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Hwee Tou Ng, National University of Singapore

Soujanya Poria, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Jian Su, Institute for Infocomm Research



SSNLP 2022 will be held at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117490.


Contact us

Contact email: If you have any enquiries, please drop an email to Min-Yen Kan.