Last Updated: May 29, 2018


Hyeju Jang   장혜주    張惠珠

hyejuj at cs dot ubc dot ca

Department of Computer Science, #189
University of British Columbia
2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z4

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Computer Science and the Data Science Institute, University of British Columbia. I work with Giuseppe Carenini, Raymond Ng, and Kendall Ho. I recently received my Ph.D. from the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. My advisor was Carolyn Rose, and my thesis committee members were Eduard Hovy, Louis-Philippe Morency, and Ekaterina Shutova.

My work explores language use from a computational perspective to facilitate human communication. Using Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques, I discover patterns in text and build computational models of language use that are able to process large amounts of linguistic data. I investigate how people use language by bridging computer science and the disciplines of linguistics and psychology in the educational and medical domains.


  Natural language processing, Computational linguistics, Discourse analysis, Text mining in various domains


 Journal paper:
  • Jack Mostow, Ti-Ying Huang, Hyeju Jang, Anders Weinstein, Joe Valeri, Donna Gates, “Developing, Evaluating, and Refining an Automatic Generator of Diagnostic Multiple Choice Cloze Questions to Assess Children's Comprehension while Reading,” Natural Language Engineering, Available on CJO 2016 doi:10.1017/S1351324916000024, 2016. [PDF]
  • Adamson, D., Dyke, G., Jang, H., Rose, C. P., “Towards an agile approach to adapting dynamic collaboration support to student needs," International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education 24.1 (2014): 92-124, 2014. [PDF]
  • Hyeju Jang, Seongchan Kim, Wookhyun Shin, Sung-Hyon Myaeng, “Personal Information Access Using Proactive Search and Mobile Hypertext,” IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 27-36, 2010. [PDF]
 Conference/workshop papers:
  • Hyeju Jang, Vaden Masrani, Giuseppe Carenini, Raymond Ng, Gabriel Murray, Thalia Field, “Exploring Discourse Coherence Features for Dementia Detection," 5th Pacific Northwest Regional NLP Workshop (NW-NLP), 2018. [PDF]
  • Xing Zeng, Giuseppe Carenini, Raymond Ng, Hyeju Jang, “Infrequent Discourse Relation Identification Using Data Programming," 5th Pacific Northwest Regional NLP Workshop (NW-NLP), 2018. [PDF]
  • Hyeju Jang, Keith Maki, Eduard Hovy, Carolyn Rose, “Finding Structure in Figurative Language: Metaphor Detection with Topic-based Frames,” Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), 2017. [PDF]
  • Yohan Jo, Michael Miller, Hyeju Jang, Carolyn Rose, “Modeling Dialogue Acts Using Content Word Filtering and Speaker Preferences,” Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2017. [PDF]
  • Hyeju Jang, Yohan Jo, Qinlan Shen, Michael Miller, Seungwhan Moon, Carolyn Rose, “Finding Structure in Figurative Language: Metaphor Detection with Topic-based Frames,” Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2016. [PDF]
  • Hyeju Jang, Seungwhan Moon, Yohan Jo, Carolyn Rose, “Metaphor Detection in Discourse,” Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), 2015. [PDF]
  • Hyeju Jang, Miaomiao Wen, Carolyn Rose, “Effects of Situational Factors on Metaphor Detection in an Online Discussion Forum,” 3rd Workshop on Metaphor in NLP at NAACL, 2015. [PDF]
  • Hyeju Jang, Mario Piergallini, Miaomiao Wen, Carolyn Rose, “Conversational Metaphors in Use: Exploring the Contrast between Technical and Every Day Notions of Metaphor,” 2nd Workshop on Metaphor in NLP at ACL, 2014. [PDF]
  • David Adamson, Colin Ashe, Hyeju Jang, David Yaron, Carolyn P. Rose, “Intensification of Group Knowledge Exchange with Academically Productive Talk Agents,” 10th International Conference on Computer Collaborative Supportive Learning, 2013. [PDF]
  • Miaomiao Wen, Zeyu Zheng, Hyeju Jang, Guang Xiang, and Carolyn Rose, “ Extracting Events with Informal Temporal References in Personal Histories in Online Communities,” ACL'13, 2013. [PDF]
  • Jack Mostow, Hyeju Jang, “Generating Diagnostic Multiple Choice Comprehension Cloze Questions,” Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications Workshop at NAACL-HLT. 2012. [PDF]
  • Hyeju Jang, Jack Mostow, “Inferring Selectional Preferences from Part-of-Speech N-grams,” In Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Avignon, France. 2012. [PDF]
  • Hyeju Jang, Jack Mostow, “Word Relatives Finder: Inferring Relations from N-gram Data,” LTI Student Research Symposium
  • Sakwang Song, Hungsun Oh, Yoonjung Choi, Hyeju Jang, Sung-Hyon Myaeng, Sungpil Choi, Yunsoo Choi, “Procedural Entity Extraction for Procedural Knowledge on Medline Abstracts,” Korea Computer Congress 2011, pp. 154-157, 2011. In Korean [PDF]
  • Hyeju Jang, Sanghyun Kim, Changseok Bae, “Personalized Healthcare through Intelligent Gadgets,” 30th Annual International Conference IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 3308-3311, 2008. [PDF]
  • Hyeju Jang, Kuksang Jeong, Jongho Won, Changseok Bae, “Context Representation of Intelligent Gadgets for Event-driven Services,” International Conference on Consumer Electronics, pp. 1-2, 2008. [PDF]
  • Hyeju Jang, Jongho Won, Changseok Bae, "MEMORIA: Personal Memento Service Using Intelligent Gadgets,” HCI International 2007, LNCS 4552, pp. 331-339, 2007. [PDF]
  • Hyeju Jang, Yun Jin, Sung Hyon Myaeng, “Integration of Low Level Linguistic Information for Clinical Document Semantic Tagging,” Proc. of IEEE Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, pp. 292-297, 2006. [PDF]
  • Hyeju Jang, Sa Kwang Song, Sung Hyon Myaeng, "Text Mining for Medical Documents Using a Hidden Markov Model,” The 3rd Asia Information Retrieval Symposium, LNCS 4182, pp. 553-559, 2006. [PDF]
  • Hyeju Jang, Sa Kwang Song, Sung Hyon Myaeng, "Semantic Tagging for Medical Knowledge Tracking,” 28th Annual International Conference IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 6257-6260, 2006. [PDF]
  • Hyeju Jang, Sa Kwang Song, Sung Hyon Myaeng , "High Level Semantic Tagging in Clinical Documents Using a HMM Model,” Korea Computer Congress 2006, 2006. In Korean
  • Hyeju Jang, Yuchul Jung, Bo-Yeong Kang, Sa Kwang Song, Yun Jin, Hoon Song, Sung Hyon Myaeng , "Design of Topic Detection and Tracking System for QA in Encyclopedia,” Korea Computer Congress 2006, pp. 22-24, 2006. In Korean [PDF]
  • Sung Hyon Myaeng, Yoon Jae Jeong, Keun Chan Park, Gwan Jang, Hye Ju Jang, “Apparatus and Method for Searching Local Information,” Korean Patent No. 10-2009-0119762, applied in December 2009
  • Sung Hyon Myaeng, Hye Ju Jang, Wook Hyun Shin, Seong Chan Kim, ”Method for Providing Hypertext in Mobile Phone,” Korean Patent No. 10-2009-0116877, applied in November 2009
  • Sung Hyon Myaeng, Seong Chan Kim, Hye Ju Jang, Wook Hyun Shin, “System and Method for Providing Recommended Words Using Context in a Mobile Communication Terminal,” Korean Patent No. 10-2009-0116864, applied in November 2009