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Christopher D. Manning

Stanford University

Neural Abstructions: Abstractions that Support Construction for Grounded Language Learning

Jul 20, 2021
Kaylee Burns, Christopher D. Manning, Li Fei-Fei

* 17 pages, 10 figures 

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Mind Your Outliers! Investigating the Negative Impact of Outliers on Active Learning for Visual Question Answering

Jul 06, 2021
Siddharth Karamcheti, Ranjay Krishna, Li Fei-Fei, Christopher D. Manning

* Accepted at ACL-IJCNLP 2021. 17 pages, 16 Figures 

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Capturing Logical Structure of Visually Structured Documents with Multimodal Transition Parser

May 01, 2021
Yuta Koreeda, Christopher D. Manning

* 7 pages, 1 figure 

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Human-like informative conversations: Better acknowledgements using conditional mutual information

Apr 16, 2021
Ashwin Paranjape, Christopher D. Manning

* NAACL 2021 

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Pre-Training Transformers as Energy-Based Cloze Models

Dec 15, 2020
Kevin Clark, Minh-Thang Luong, Quoc V. Le, Christopher D. Manning

* EMNLP 2020 

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SLM: Learning a Discourse Language Representation with Sentence Unshuffling

Oct 30, 2020
Haejun Lee, Drew A. Hudson, Kangwook Lee, Christopher D. Manning

* EMNLP 2020 

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Retrieve, Rerank, Read, then Iterate: Answering Open-Domain Questions of Arbitrary Complexity from Text

Oct 23, 2020
Peng Qi, Haejun Lee, Oghenetegiri "TG" Sido, Christopher D. Manning

* Peng Qi and Haejun Lee contributed equally 

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RNNs can generate bounded hierarchical languages with optimal memory

Oct 15, 2020
John Hewitt, Michael Hahn, Surya Ganguli, Percy Liang, Christopher D. Manning

* EMNLP2020 + appendix typo fixes 

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The EOS Decision and Length Extrapolation

Oct 14, 2020
Benjamin Newman, John Hewitt, Percy Liang, Christopher D. Manning

* 16 page, 7 Figures, 9 Tables, Blackbox NLP Workshop at EMNLP 2020 

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Contrastive Learning of Medical Visual Representations from Paired Images and Text

Oct 02, 2020
Yuhao Zhang, Hang Jiang, Yasuhide Miura, Christopher D. Manning, Curtis P. Langlotz

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Neural Generation Meets Real People: Towards Emotionally Engaging Mixed-Initiative Conversations

Sep 05, 2020
Ashwin Paranjape, Abigail See, Kathleen Kenealy, Haojun Li, Amelia Hardy, Peng Qi, Kaushik Ram Sadagopan, Nguyet Minh Phu, Dilara Soylu, Christopher D. Manning

* Published in 3rd Proceedings of Alexa Prize (Alexa Prize 2019) 

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Biomedical and Clinical English Model Packages in the Stanza Python NLP Library

Jul 29, 2020
Yuhao Zhang, Yuhui Zhang, Peng Qi, Christopher D. Manning, Curtis P. Langlotz

* Website:; demo page: 

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Finding Universal Grammatical Relations in Multilingual BERT

May 20, 2020
Ethan A. Chi, John Hewitt, Christopher D. Manning

* To appear in ACL 2020; Farsi typo corrected 

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Syn-QG: Syntactic and Shallow Semantic Rules for Question Generation

May 01, 2020
Kaustubh D. Dhole, Christopher D. Manning

* In Proceedings of the 2020 Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2020) 

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Stay Hungry, Stay Focused: Generating Informative and Specific Questions in Information-Seeking Conversations

Apr 30, 2020
Peng Qi, Yuhao Zhang, Christopher D. Manning

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Stanza: A Python Natural Language Processing Toolkit for Many Human Languages

Apr 23, 2020
Peng Qi, Yuhao Zhang, Yuhui Zhang, Jason Bolton, Christopher D. Manning

* ACL2020 System Demonstration. First two authors contribute equally. Website: 

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Universal Dependencies v2: An Evergrowing Multilingual Treebank Collection

Apr 22, 2020
Joakim Nivre, Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, Filip Ginter, Jan Hajič, Christopher D. Manning, Sampo Pyysalo, Sebastian Schuster, Francis Tyers, Daniel Zeman

* LREC 2020 

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ELECTRA: Pre-training Text Encoders as Discriminators Rather Than Generators

Mar 23, 2020
Kevin Clark, Minh-Thang Luong, Quoc V. Le, Christopher D. Manning

* ICLR 2020 

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Optimizing the Factual Correctness of a Summary: A Study of Summarizing Radiology Reports

Nov 08, 2019
Yuhao Zhang, Derek Merck, Emily Bao Tsai, Christopher D. Manning, Curtis P. Langlotz

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Answering Complex Open-domain Questions Through Iterative Query Generation

Oct 15, 2019
Peng Qi, Xiaowen Lin, Leo Mehr, Zijian Wang, Christopher D. Manning

* EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019. Xiaowen Lin, Leo Mehr, and Zijian Wang contributed equally. GitHub: 

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Do Massively Pretrained Language Models Make Better Storytellers?

Sep 24, 2019
Abigail See, Aneesh Pappu, Rohun Saxena, Akhila Yerukola, Christopher D. Manning

* Accepted to CoNLL 2019 

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Learning by Abstraction: The Neural State Machine

Jul 15, 2019
Drew A. Hudson, Christopher D. Manning

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BAM! Born-Again Multi-Task Networks for Natural Language Understanding

Jul 10, 2019
Kevin Clark, Minh-Thang Luong, Urvashi Khandelwal, Christopher D. Manning, Quoc V. Le

* ACL 2019 

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What Does BERT Look At? An Analysis of BERT's Attention

Jun 11, 2019
Kevin Clark, Urvashi Khandelwal, Omer Levy, Christopher D. Manning

* BlackBoxNLP 2019 

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