My research focuses on applying machine learning (especially deep learning) to develop structured prediction models for natural language processing. I am particularly interested in syntactic and semantic parsing, generative models and sequence transduction. My DPhil research focuses on generative models for incremental dependency parsing and neural semantic graph parsing.
I am a fourth-year DPhil student supervised by Phil Blunsom. Before coming to Oxford I completed my undergraduate in Mathematics and Computer Science, and a masters in Computer Science, all at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. I am supported by the Clarendon Fund and the Skye Foundation.
Online Segment to Segment Neural Transduction
Lei Yu‚ Jan Buys and Phil Blunsom
In Proceedings of EMNLP. 2016.
Cross−Lingual Morphological Tagging for Low−Resource Languages
Jan Buys and Jan A. Botha
In Proceedings of ACL. 2016.
A Bayesian Model for Generative Transition−based Dependency Parsing
Jan Buys and Phil Blunsom
In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Dependency Linguistics (Depling). 2015.