Douwe Kiela
Research Scientist
I have been a research scientist at Facebook AI Research (FAIR) since 2016. Previously, I completed my PhD at the University of Cambridge, with a thesis on grounding natural language semantics in perceptual modalities. As an undergraduate, I studied philosophy and cognitive artificial intelligence. I also have a master’s degree in logic and an MPhil in advanced computer science. My primary research interests lie in natural language semantics and improving language understanding by taking advantage of additional resources.
Natural language processing, semantics, grounding, computer vision, deep learning and artificial general intelligence
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EMNLP - October 1, 2021
Masked Language Modeling and the Distributional Hypothesis: Order Word Matters Pre-training for Little
Koustuv Sinha, Robin Jia, Dieuwke Hupkes, Joelle Pineau, Adina Williams, Douwe Kiela
ACL - August 1, 2021
On the Efficacy of Adversarial Data Collection for Question Answering: Results from a Large-Scale Randomized Study
Divyansh Kaushik, Douwe Kiela, Zachary C. Lipton, Wen-tau Yih
NAACL - June 10, 2021
Dynabench: Rethinking Benchmarking in NLP
Douwe Kiela, Max Bartolo, Yixin Nie, Divyansh Kaushik, Atticus Geiger, Zhengxuan Wu, Bertie Vidgen, Grusha Prasad, Amanpreet Singh, Pratik Ringshia, Zhiyi Ma, Tristan Thrush, Sebastian Riedel, Zeerak Waseem, Pontus Stenetorp, Robin Jia, Mohit Bansal, Christopher Potts, Adina Williams
ICLR - May 3, 2021
Answering Complex Open-Domain Questions with Multi-Hop Dense Retrieval
Wenhan Xiong, Xiang Lorraine Li, Srinivasan Iyer, Jingfei Du, Patrick Lewis, William Wang, Yashar Mehdad, Wen-tau Yih, Sebastian Riedel, Douwe Kiela, Barlas Oğuz
NeurIPS - December 6, 2020
Retrieval-Augmented Generation for Knowledge-Intensive NLP Tasks
Aleksandra Piktus, Fabio Petroni, Vladimir Karpukhin, Naman Goyal, Heinrich Küttler, Mike Lewis, Wen-tau Yih, Tim Rocktäschel, Sebastian Riedel, Douwe Kiela
NeurIPS - December 6, 2020
Learning Optimal Representations with the Decodable Information Bottleneck
Yann Dubois, Douwe Kiela, David J. Schwab, Ramakrishna Vedantam
arxiv - November 1, 2020
The Hateful Memes Challenge: Detecting Hate Speech in Multimodal Memes
Douwe Kiela, Hamed Firooz, Aravind Mohan, Vedanuj Goswami, Amanpreet Singh, Pratik Ringshia, Davide Testuggine
ACL - June 5, 2020
Adversarial NLI: A New Benchmark for Natural Language Understanding
Yixin Nie, Adina Williams, Emily Dinan, Mohit Bansal, Jason Weston, Douwe Kiela
ICLR - April 26, 2020
On the interaction between supervision and self-play in emergent communication
Ryan Lowe, Abhinav Gupta, Jakob Foerster, Douwe Kiela, Joelle Pineau
The Springer Series on Challenges in Machine Learning - December 12, 2019
The Second Conversational Intelligence Challenge (ConvAI2)
Emily Dinan, Varvara Logacheva, Valentin Malykh, Alexander Miller, Kurt Shuster, Jack Urbanek, Douwe Kiela, Arthur Szlam, Iulian Serban, Ryan Lowe, Shrimai Prabhumoye, Alan W. Black, Alexander Rudnicky, Jason Williams, Joelle Pineau, Jason Weston
NeurIPS - December 8, 2019
Hyperbolic Graph Neural Networks
Qi Liu, Maximilian Nickel, Douwe Kiela
EMNLP - November 4, 2019
Emergent Linguistic Phenomena in Multi-Agent Communication Games
Laura Graesser, Kyunghyun Cho, Douwe Kiela
EMNLP - November 4, 2019
Finding Generalizable Evidence by Learning to Convince Q&A Models
Ethan Perez, Siddharth Karamcheti, Rob Fergus, Jason Weston, Douwe Kiela, Kyunghyun Cho
EMNLP - November 4, 2019
Countering Language Drift via Visual Grounding
Jason Lee, Kyunghyun Cho, Douwe Kiela
EMNLP - November 1, 2019
Learning to Speak and Act in a Fantasy Text Adventure Game
Jack Urbanek, Angela Fan, Siddharth Karamcheti, Saachi Jain, Samuel Humeau, Emily Dinan, Tim Rocktäschel, Douwe Kiela, Arthur Szlam, Jason Weston
NAACL - July 28, 2019
What makes a good conversation? How controllable attributes affect human judgments
Abigail See, Stephen Roller, Douwe Kiela, Jason Weston
ACL - July 28, 2019
Inferring Concept Hierarchies from Text Corpora via Hyperbolic Embeddings
Matt Le, Stephen Roller, Laetitia Papaxanthos, Douwe Kiela, Maximilian Nickel
arXiv - July 18, 2019
Why Build an Assistant in Minecraft?
Arthur Szlam, Jonathan Gray, Kavya Srinet, Yacine Jernite, Armand Joulin, Gabriel Synnaeve, Douwe Kiela, Haonan Yu, Zhuoyuan Chen, Siddharth Goyal, Demi Guo, Danielle Rothermel, Larry Zitnick, Jason Weston
ICML - May 6, 2019
No Training Required: Exploring Random Encoders for Sentence Classification
John Wieting, Douwe Kiela
EMNLP 2018 - November 2, 2018
Dynamic Meta-Embeddings for Improved Sentence Representations
Douwe Kiela, Changhan Wang, Kyunghyun Cho
EMNLP 2018 - November 2, 2018
Jump to better conclusions: SCAN both left and right
Joost Bastings, Marco Baroni, Jason Weston, Kyunghyun Cho, Douwe Kiela
ACL 2018 - July 16, 2018
Hearst Patterns Revisited: Automatic Hypernym Detection from Large Text Corpora
Stephen Roller, Douwe Kiela, Maximilian Nickel
ACL 2018 - July 15, 2018
Personalizing Dialogue Agents: I have a dog, do you have pets too?
Saizheng Zhang, Emily Dinan, Jack Urbanek, Arthur Szlam, Douwe Kiela, Jason Weston
ACL CALCS Workshop 2018 - July 13, 2018
Code-Switched Named Entity Recognition with Embedding Attention
Changhan Wang, Kyunghyun Cho, Douwe Kiela
ICML 2018 - July 10, 2018
Learning Continuous Hierarchies in the Lorentz Model of Hyperbolic Geometry
Maximilian Nickel, Douwe Kiela
ICLR 2018 - April 30, 2018
Emergent Translation in Multi-Agent Communication
Jason Lee, Kyunghyun Cho, Jason Weston, Douwe Kiela
ICLR 2018 - April 30, 2018
Mastering the Dungeon: Grounded Language Learning by Mechanical Turker Descent
Zhilin Yang, Saizheng Zhang, Jack Urbanek, Will Feng, Alexander H. Miller, Arthur Szlam, Douwe Kiela, Jason Weston
ICLR 2018 - April 30, 2018
Emergent Communication in a Multi-Modal, Multi-Step Referential Game
Katrina Evtimova, Andrew Drozdov, Douwe Kiela, Kyunghyun Cho
AAAI 2018 - February 2, 2018
Efficient Large-Scale Multi-Modal Classification
Douwe Kiela, Edouard Grave, Armand Joulin, Tomas Mikolov
NIPS 2017 - December 4, 2017
Poincaré Embeddings for Learning Hierarchical Representations
Maximilian Nickel, Douwe Kiela
December 1, 2017
Learning Neural Audio Embeddings for Grounding Semantics in Auditory Perception
Douwe Kiela, Stephen Clark
EMNLP 2017 - September 7, 2017
Supervised Learning of Universal Sentence Representations from Natural Language Inference Data
Alexis Conneau, Douwe Kiela, Holger Schwenk, LoÏc Barrault, Antoine Bordes
EMNLP 2017 - September 7, 2017
Grasping the Finer Point: A Supervised Similarity Network for Metaphor Detection
Marek Rei, Luana Bulat, Douwe Kiela, Ekaterina Shutova
ACL 2017 - July 30, 2017
Automatically Generating Rhythmic Verse with Neural Networks
Jack Hopkins, Douwe Kiela
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