Majid Yazdani, PhD

new: I am staff applied scientist at Linkedin

I work as Postdoctoral researcher with James Henderson in CLCL group at university of Geneva.

Currently my focus is language understanding, but all applications of AI grab my attention

Generally my interest is AI and more specifically machine learning

Education:

PhD in Computer sciences, EPFL, 2013 [.link] .

BSc in Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2008

Contact me at :

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Publications:

Majid Yazdani, James Henderson. A Model of Zero-Shot Learning of Spoken Language Understanding , EMNLP, 2015. [.pdf]

Majid Yazdani, Meghdad Farahmand, James Henderson. Learning Semantic Composition to Detect Non-compositionality of Multiword Expressions , EMNLP, 2015. [.pdf]

Majid Yazdani, James Henderson Incremental Recurrent Neural Network Dependency Parser with Search-based Discriminative Training , In Proceedings of CoNLL 2015 [.pdf]

Helen Hastie, Marie-aude Aufaure, Panos Alexopoulos, Hugues Bouchard,Heriberto Cuayahuitl, Nina Dethlefs, Milica Gasic, James Henderson,Oliver Lemon, Xingkun Liu, Peter Mika, Nesrine Ben Mustapha, Tim Potter, Verena Rieser, Blaise Thomson, Pirros Tsiakoulis, YvesVanrompay, Boris Villazon-Terrazas, Majid Yazdani, Steve Young and Yanchao Yu. The PARLANCE mobile app for interactive search in English and Mandarin , In Proceedings of SIGDIAL 2014. [.pdf]

Hassan Ghasemzadeh Mohammadi, Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon, Majid Yazdani, Giovanni De Micheli. Fast Process Variation Analysis in Nano-Scaled Technologies Using Column-Wise Sparse Parameter Selection. , In Proceedings of IEEE ACM international symposium on nanoscale architectures, 2014. [.pdf]

Hassan Ghasemzadeh Mohammadi, Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon, Majid Yazdani, Giovanni De Micheli. A Fast TCAD-based Methodology for Variation Analysis of Emerging Nano-Devices. , In Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems, 2013. [.pdf]

Majid Yazdani, Ronan Collobert, Andrei Popescu-Belis. Learning to Rank on Network Data. , Mining and Learning with Graphs , 2013. [.pdf]

Majid Yazdani and Andrei Popescu-Belis. Computing text semantic relatedness using the contents and links of a hypertext encyclopedia , In proceedings of IJCAI: 23rd International Joint Conference of Artificial Intelligence (Journal Track) , 2013. [.pdf]

Majid Yazdani and Andrei Popescu-Belis. Computing text semantic relatedness using the contents and links of a hypertext encyclopedia , Artificial Intelligence Journal 194, 2013, 176--202.[.pdf]

Majid Yazdani and Andrei Popescu-Belis. Using a wikipedia-based semantic relatedness measure for document clustering. , In Proceedings of TextGraphs-6: Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing, pages 29--36, Portland, Oregon, 2011. Association for omputational Linguistics. [.pdf]

Andrei Popescu-Belis, Majid Yazdani, Alexandre Nanchen, and Philip~N. Garner. A speech-based just-in-time retrieval system using semantic search. , In Proceedings of ACL Systems Demonstrations (the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies) , pages 80--85, 2011. [.pdf]

Andrei Popescu-Belis, Majid Yazdani, Alexandre Nanchen, and Philip~N. Garner. A just-in-time document retrieval system for dialogues or monologues. , In Proceedings of SIGDIAL, 2011. [.pdf]

Majid Yazdani and Andrei Popescu-Belis. A random walk framework to compute textual semantic similarity: A unified model for three benchmark tasks. ,In Proceedings of ICSC '10 (the 2010 IEEE Fourth International Conference on Semantic Computing), pages 424--429, Washington, DC, USA, 2010. [.pdf]

Majid Yazdani, Milad Eftekhar, and Hassan Abolhassani. Tree-based method for classifying websites using extended hidden markov models. , In Proceedings of PAKDD '09 (the 13th Pacific-Asia Conference on Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining), pages 780--787, 2009. [.pdf]

Technical Reports

Majid Yazdani, Andrei Popescu-Belis. Joint Similarity Learning for Predicting Links in Networks with Multiple-type Links. , Idiap-RR Idiap-Internal-RR-64-2012, 2013. [.pdf]