Philippe is a Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science at UC Berkeley, advised by
and John Canny
Philippe's work revolves around NewsLens project
, applying the latest NLP technology to the news domain, thinking of what news interfaces could look like in the not so distant future. Do check out the demo
, also available on the Play and Apple stores.
Through this journey, some areas of focus have been: summarization, simplification, entity linking, chatbots.
I have an interest in framing NLP problems in an unsupervised setting, and seeing how far we can push current NLP models without any training data (summarization, headline grouping, simplification, etc.), often performing on par with supervised methods, and sometimes outperforming them.
I have been a TA (a.k.a. GSI in UCB lingo) for:
EE120 — Signals and Systems — Spring 2018,
CS182/282 — Introduction to Deep Learning — Spring 2019 & 2020.
I enjoyed leading discussions and lectures, creating homeworks from scratch, and interacting with brilliant students.
I have also mentored 10+ undegraduate students in their first steps doing research. If you are an undergraduate student interested in research at the intersection of NLP and News, feel free to contact me.
Keep It Simple: Unsupervised Simplification of Multi-Paragraph Text
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2021 - Long Paper
Can Transformer Models Measure Coherence In Text? Re-Thinking the Shuffle Test
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2021 - Short Paper
News Headline Grouping As A Challenging NLU Task
North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), 2021
The Summary Loop: Learning to Write Abstractive Summaries Without Examples
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2020
What's The Latest? A Question-driven News Chatbot
System Demonstration at ACL, 2020
A framework for a text-centric user interface for navigating complex news stories
Computation + Journalism, 2019
newsLens: building and visualizing long-ranging news stories
Workshop on Events and Stories in the News, ACL, 2017