Nathaniel Weir

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nweir@jhu.edu

I am a second-year PhD student at the Center for Language and Speech Processing at Johns Hopkins University. I am advised by Benjamin Van Durme. I have worked on controllable and diverse natural language generation, semantic probing of neural language models, and neural semantic parsing. Starting in Fall 2021, I will be supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

My (current) primary areas of interest:

Publications

Jiefu Ou, Nathaniel Weir, Anton Belyy, Felix Yu, and Benjamin Van Durme. InFillmore: Frame-Guided Language Generation with Bidirectional Context. StarSem 2021.

BibTeX

@misc{ou2021infillmore,
title={InFillmore: Neural Frame Lexicalization for Narrative Text Infilling},
author={Jiefu Ou and Nathaniel Weir and Anton Belyy and Felix Yu and Benjamin Van Durme},
year={2021},
booktitle = {Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (StarSem)}
}

Nathaniel Weir, Joao Sedoc and Benjamin Van Durme. COD3S: Diverse Generation with Discrete Semantic Signatures. Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP).

BibTeX

@inproceedings{weir-etal-2020-cod3s,
    title = "{COD3S}: Diverse Generation with Discrete Semantic Signatures",
    author = "Weir, Nathaniel  and
      Sedoc, Jo{\~a}o  and
      Van Durme, Benjamin",
    booktitle = "Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)",
    month = nov,
    year = "2020",
    url = "https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/2020.emnlp-main.421",
    doi = "10.18653/v1/2020.emnlp-main.421",
}

Nathaniel Weir, Adam Poliak, and Benjamin Van Durme. Probing Neural Language Models for Human Tacit Assumptions. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 2020 (video)

BibTeX

@inproceedings{weir-etal-2020-probing,
    title = "Probing Neural Language Models for Human Tacit Assumptions",
    author = "Weir, Nathaniel  and
      Poliak, Adam  and
      Van Durme, Benjamin",
    booktitle = "Cognitive Science Society",
    year = "2020",
    url = "https://cognitivesciencesociety.org/cogsci20/papers/0070/0070.pdf",
}

Nathaniel Weir, Prasetya Utama, Alex Galakatos, Andrew Crotty, Amir Ilkhechi, Shekar Ramaswamy, Rohin Bhushan, Nadja Geisler, Benjamin Hattasch, Steffen Eger, Carsten Binnig, Ugur Cetintemel. DBPal: A Fully Pluggable NL2SQL Training Pipeline. Proceedings of SIGMOD. 2020 Presented as talks at 2018 IBM AI Systems Day 2018 (slides) and North East Database Day 2019.

BibTeX

@inproceedings{weir2020dbpal,
  title="{DBPal}: A fully pluggable NL2SQL training pipeline",
  author="Weir, Nathaniel and Utama, Prasetya and Galakatos, Alex and Crotty, Andrew and Ilkhechi, Amir and Ramaswamy, Shekar and Bhushan, Rohin and Geisler, Nadja and H{\"a}ttasch, Benjamin and Eger, Steffen and others",
  booktitle={Proceedings of the 2020 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data},
  pages={2347--2361},
  year={2020}
}

Nathaniel Weir. Bootstrapping Generalization in Neural Text-to-SQL Semantic Parsing Models. Undergraduate honors thesis, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912.

BibTeX

@phdthesis{bootstrapping-generalization,
author = {Weir, Nathaniel},
title = "Bootstrapping Generalization in Neural Text-to-SQL Semantic Parsing Models",
school = {Brown University},
address = {Providence, RI 02912},
year = {2019}
}

Fuat Basik, Benjamin Hattasch, Amir Ilkhechi, Arif Usta, Shekar Ramaswamy, Prasetya Utama, Nathaniel Weir, Carsten Binnig and Ugur Cetintemel. DBPal: A Learned NL-Interface for Databases Proceedings of SIGMOD (demo). 2018.

Prasetya Utama, Nathaniel Weir, Carsten Binnig, and Ugur Cetintemel, Voice-based Data Exploration: Chatting with your Database Proceedings of 2017 workshop on Search-Oriented Conversational AI. 2017


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I was a teaching assistant at Brown for

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