August 14, 2017
First-year doctoral student Ramakanth Pasunuru and assistant professor Mohit Bansal earned an Outstanding Paper Award at the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) 2017 conference in Vancouver, Canada. ACL is the primary conference in Natural Language Processing (NLP) research, and the Outstanding Paper designation was awarded to the top 1.5 percent of nearly 1,400 submissions. The paper, “Multi-Task Video Captioning with Video and Entailment Generation,” significantly improves the challenging task of video description generation via multi-task learning with the auxiliary tasks of video-to-video completion and premise-to-entailment generation.
For more information on Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning research by Prof. Bansal’s NLP-ML Group, please visit nlp.web.unc.edu.