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Tree-Based Convolutional Neural Networks

Principles and Applications


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Lili Mou, Zhi Jin
    Pages 1-7
  3. Lili Mou, Zhi Jin
    Pages 9-35
  4. Lili Mou, Zhi Jin
    Pages 41-57
  5. Lili Mou, Zhi Jin
    Pages 91-94
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 95-96

About this book


This book proposes a novel neural architecture, tree-based convolutional neural networks (TBCNNs),for processing tree-structured data. TBCNNsare related to existing convolutional neural networks (CNNs) and recursive neural networks (RNNs), but they combine the merits of both: thanks to their short propagation path, they are as efficient in learning as CNNs; yet they are also as structure-sensitive as RNNs. 

In this book, readers will also find a comprehensive literature review of related work, detailed descriptions of TBCNNs and their variants, and experiments applied to program analysis and natural language processing tasks. It is also an enjoyable read for all those with a general interest in deep learning.


Tree-Based Convolution Neural Networks Deep Learning Natural Language Processing Program Analysis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.AdeptMind ResearchTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Institute of SoftwarePeking UniversityBeijingChina

About the authors

Lili Mou is currently a research scientist at AdeptMind Research. He received his BS and PhD degrees from the School of EECS, Peking University, in 2012 and 2017, respectively. After that, Lili worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo. His current research interests include deep learning applied to natural language processing, and programming language processing. His work has been published at leading conferences and in respected journals, like AAAI, ACL, CIKM, COLING, EMNLP, ICML, IJCAI, INTERSPEECH, LREC, and TACL. He has been a primary reviewer/PC member for top venues including AAAI, ACL, COLING, IJCNLP, and NAACL-HLT. Lili received the “Outstanding PhD Thesis Reward” from Peking University and the “Top-10 Student Scholars Prize” from the School of EECS, Peking University for his research achievements.

Zhi Jin is a professor of Computer Science at Peking University. In addition, she is deputy director of the Key Laboratory of High Confidence Software Technologies (Ministry of Education) at Peking University and Director of the CCF Technical Committee of Software Engineering. Her research work is primarily concerned with knowledge engineering and requirements engineering, focusing on knowledge/requirements elicitation, conceptual modeling and analysis. Recently, has begun focusing more on modeling adaptive software systems. She is/was the principal investigator of over 10 national competitive grants including the chief scientist of a national basic research project (973 project) for the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and the project leader of three key projects for the National Science Foundation of China. She was the General Chair of RE2016, Program Co-Chair of COMPSAC2011, General Co-Chair and Program Co-Chair of KSEM2010 and KSEM2009. She is executive editor-in-chief of theChinese Journal of Software, and serves on the Editorial Board of REJ and IJSEKE. She was an Outstanding Youth Fund Winner of the National Science Foundation of China in 2006 and Distinguished Young Scholars of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2001. She received the Zhong Chuang Software Talent Award in 1998 and the First Prize in Science and Technology Outstanding Achievement: Science and Technology Progress Award (Ministry of Education, China) in 2013. She is the co-author/author of three books and more than 120 journal and conference publications.


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