Minjoon Seo (서민준)

PhD Candidate
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington

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Minjoon Seo, UW CSE

Broadly, I do research in natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning. My focus has been on the learning model for the extraction of (IE), access to (QA), and interplay of (Reasoning) knowledge in language data. My PhD advisers are Hannaneh Hajishirzi and Ali Farhadi. I am supported by Facebook Fellowship.

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  • A Comprehensive Exploration on WikiSQL with Table-Aware Word Contextualization
    Wonseok Hwang, Jinyeung Yim, Seunghyun Park, Minjoon Seo
    NeurIPS 2019 KR2ML Workshop
    [paper] [code]

  • Mixture Content Selection for Diverse Sequence Generation
    Jaemin Cho, Minjoon Seo, Hannaneh Hajishirzi
    EMNLP 2019
    [paper] [code] [tweet]

  • Real-Time Open-Domain Question Answering with Dense-Sparse Phrase Index
    Minjoon Seo*, Jinhyuk Lee*, Tom Kwiatkowski, Ankur P. Parikh, Ali Farhadi, Hannaneh Hajishirzi
    ACL 2019
    [paper] [code] [demo] [slides.pdf] [slides.pptx] [tweet]


  • Phrase-Indexed Question Answering: A New Challenge for Scalable Document Comprehension
    Minjoon Seo, Tom Kwiatkowski, Ankur P. Parikh, Ali Farhadi, Hannaneh Hajishirzi
    EMNLP 2018 (short)
    [paper] [code] [slides] [website]

  • Neural Speed Reading via Skim-RNN
    Minjoon Seo*, Sewon Min*, Ali Farhadi, Hannaneh Hajishirzi
    ICLR 2018
    [paper] [poster] [slides]


  • Zero-Shot Relation Extraction via Reading Comprehension
    Omer Levy, Minjoon Seo, Eunsol Choi, Luke Zettlemoyer
    CoNLL 2017
    [paper] [website]

  • Question Answering through Transfer Learning from Large Fine-Grained Supervision Data
    Sewon Min, Minjoon Seo, Hannaneh Hajishirzi
    ACL 2017 (short)

  • Are You Smarter than a Sixth Grader? Textbook Question Answering for Multimodal Machine Comprehension
    Aniruddha Kembhavi, Minjoon Seo, Dustin Schwenk, Jonghyun Choi, Ali Farhadi, Hannaneh Hajishirzi
    CVPR 2017

  • Bidirectional Attention Flow for Machine Comprehension
    Minjoon Seo, Aniruddha Kembhavi, Ali Farhadi, Hannaneh Hajishirzi
    ICLR 2017
    [paper] [code] [website] [demo]

  • Query-Reduction Networks for Question Answering
    Minjoon Seo, Sewon Min, Ali Farhadi, Hannaneh Hajishirzi
    ICLR 2017
    [paper] [code]


  • A Diagram is Worth a Dozen Images
    Aniruddha Kembhavi, Mike Salvato*, Eric Kolve*, Minjoon Seo, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Ali Farhadi
    ECCV 2016
    [paper] [dqa-net code]

  • Solving Geometry Problems: Combining Text and Diagram Interpretation
    Minjoon Seo, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Ali Farhadi, Oren Etzioni, Clint Malcolm
    EMNLP 2015
    [paper] [code] [slides] [website] [demo]

  • BiliCam: Using Mobile Phones to Monitor Newborn Jaundice best paper nomination
    Lilian de Greef, Mayank Goel, Minjoon Seo, Eric Larson, James Stout, James Taylor, Shwetak Patel
    UbiComp 2014
    [paper] [website]

  • Diagram Understanding in Geometry Questions
    Minjoon Seo, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Ali Farhadi, Oren Etzioni
    AAAI 2014
    [paper] [code] [slides] [website]

* denotes equal contribution.


I enjoy bouldering, playing soccer and playing drum. I love trying out new restaurants with my wonderful fiancée.