Yumo Xu

Welcome! I am a final-year PhD candidate in Natural Language Processing (NLP) at the University of Edinburgh, affiliated with the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC) and EdinburghNLP. I am fortunate to be advised by Prof. Mirella Lapata.

I am interested in both deep learning and probabilistic models for NLP tasks. My PhD topic is document summarization and I am also a fan of dialogue systems. My long-term research goal is to evolve the machine to interact with people naturally and assist people effectively, with minimal human guidance.


Mar 25, 2022 Gave an invited talk at 中文信息学会 (CIPSC). Slides (in Chinese) are here.
Dec 16, 2021 Gave an invited talk at University of International Business and Economics.
Nov 4, 2021 Gave an invited talk at Adobe Document Intelligence Lab.
Jul 30, 2021 Gave an invited talk on Text Summarization with Query Modeling at Samsung AI Center.
Jun 2, 2021 My last PhD project on latent query modeling is now available. Check it out!

(Recent) Selected Publications

  1. Summarization
    Document Summarization with Latent Queries
    Xu, Yumo, and Lapata, Mirella
    TACL 2022
  2. Summarization
    Generating Query Focused Summaries with Query-Free Resources
    Xu, Yumo, and Lapata, Mirella
    In ACL 2021
  3. Summarization
    Coarse-to-Fine Query Focused Multi-Document Summarization
    Xu, Yumo, and Lapata, Mirella
    In EMNLP 2020