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Dr. LEE, John Sie Yuen  (李思源)

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: AC1-B7706
Phone: (852) 3442 5597
Fax: (852) 3442 0359
Email: jsylee@cityu.edu.hk
Web: Personal Homepage
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Research Interests

  • Computational linguistics
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Digital humanities
  • Treebanks
  • Learner corpora

Teaching Interests

  • GE2125 The Bible: Its History, Literature and Influence
  • LT3210 Electronic Publishing
  • LT3354 Computer-Aided Translation
  • LT5620 Translation Technology

Last updated: 01 September 2014

John Lee received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  After working at the Perseus Project at Tufts University, he joined City University of Hong Kong in 2010.

Research Grants (as Principal Investigator)

  • “Data-driven Evaluation of Computer-assisted Translation Systems for Pedagogical Purposes”, Teaching Development Grant, City University of Hong Kong (2014—2015)
  • “A Treebank for the Chinese Buddhist Canon”, General Research Fund / Early Career Scheme, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong (2012 – 2014)
  • “Textual Revision in Second Language Writing”, Germany/HK Joint Research Scheme, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong (2012 – 2013)
  • “Manual and Automatic Creation of Learner Corpora”, Strategic Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong (2012 – 2014)
  • “Evidence-based Learning for Students of Linguistics and Language Technology”, Teaching Development Grant, City University of Hong Kong (2011 – 2013)
  • “Automatic Discovery of Social Networks in Literary Texts”, Start-up Grant for New Staff, City University of Hong Kong (2011 – 2012)
  • “A Reading Environment for Classical Chinese”, Strategic Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong (2010 – 2012)
  • “An Annotated Corpus of Hong Kong ESL Learners”, Strategic Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong (2010 – 2011)

Selected Publications (in recent 6 years)

Journal Articles

  • John Lee and Yin Hei Kong.  A Dependency Treebank of Chinese Buddhist Texts.  To appear in Literary and Linguistic Computing.
  • Jonathan Webster, Angela Chan and John Lee.  Online Language Learning for Addressing Hong Kong Tertiary Students' Needs in Academic Writing. Asia Pacific World 2(2):44-65, 2011.
  • John Lee and Ola Knutsson, 2008.  The Role of PP Attachment in Preposition Generation.  Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4919:643-654, 2008.

Conference Proceedings

  • John Lee and Tak-sum Wong.  Glimpses of Ancient China from Classical Chinese Poems.  In Proc. 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), 2012.
  • John Lee and Chak Yan Yeung.  Extracting Networks of People and Places from Literary Texts.  In Proc. 26th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation (PACLIC), 2012.
  • John Lee and Jonathan Webster.  A Corpus of Textual Revisions in Second Language Writing.   In Proc. 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2012.
  • John Lee and Yin Hei Kong.  A Dependency Treebank of Classical Chinese Poems.  In Proc. Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL), 2012.
  • John Lee, Jason Naradowsky, and David A. Smith.  A Discriminative Model for Joint Morphological Disambiguation and Dependency Parsing.  In Proc. 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2011.
  • John Lee.  Toward a Parallel Corpus of Spoken Cantonese and Written Chinese.  In Proc. 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP), 2011.
  • John Lee and Stephanie Seneff.  Correcting Misuse of Verb Forms.  In Proc. 46th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2008.
  • John Lee.  A Nearest-Neighbor Approach to the Automatic Analysis of Ancient Greek Morphology.  In Proc. Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL), 2008.
  • John Lee.  A Computational Model of Text Reuse in Ancient Literary Texts.  In Proc. 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2007.
Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
Postal address: City University of Hong Kong B7704, 7/F, Blue Zone, Lift 3, Academic 1 83, Tat Chee Avenue Kowloon HK
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