Junyi Li (李军毅)

I have a broad interest in natural language processing. My major research interests lies in the area of Natural Language Generation, especially based on pretrained language models.

Currently, I am a Ph.D. student from GSAI, Renmin University of China, advised by Prof. Wayne Xin Zhao.

Meanwhile, I was selected to participate in the joint doctral program of Renmin University of China and University de Montreal. Starting in 2022, I will study in UdeM for my second Ph.D. degree.

Email: lijunyi at ruc dot edu dot cn / cheneyjunyi at gmail dot com

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Zhihu Posts


WenLan: Bridging Vision and Language by Large-Scale Multi-Modal Pre-Training
Yuqi Huo, Manli Zhang, Guangzhen Liu, Haoyu Lu, Yizhao Gao, Guoxing Yang, Jingyuan Wen, Heng Zhang, Baogui Xu, Weihao Zheng, Zongzheng Xi, Yueqian Yang, Anwen Hu, Jinming Zhao, Ruichen Li, Yida Zhao, Liang Zhang, Yuqing Song, Xin Hong, Wanqing Cui, Danyang Hou, Yingyan Li, Junyi Li, Peiyu Liu, Zheng Gong, Chuhao Jin, Yuchong Sun, Shizhe Chen, Zhiwu Lu*, Zhicheng Dou, Qin Jin, Yanyan Lan, Wayne Xin Zhao, Ruihua Song*, Ji-Rong Wen*
pdf / code


Generating Long and Coherent Text with Multi-Level Generative Adversarial Networks
Tianyi Tang, Junyi Li, Wayne Xin Zhao*, Ji-Rong Wen
The 5th APWeb-WAIM International Joint Conference on Web and Big Data (APWeb-WAIM), 2021
pdf / code

TextBox: A Unified, Modularized, and Extensible Framework for Text Generation
Junyi Li†, Tianyi Tang†, Gaole He, Jinhao Jiang, Xiaoxuan Hu, Puzhao Xie, Zhipeng Chen, Zhuohao Yu, Wayne Xin Zhao*, Ji-Rong Wen
The 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2021, System Demonstration
pdf / code

Few-shot Knowledge Graph-to-Text Generation with Pretrained Language Models
Junyi Li, Tianyi Tang, Wayne Xin Zhao*, Ji-Rong Wen
Findings of The 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2021
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Pretrained Language Model for Text Generation: A Survey
Junyi Li†, Tianyi Tang†, Wayne Xin Zhao*, Ji-Rong Wen
The 30th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2021, Survey Track

Knowledge-based Review Generation by Coherence Enhanced Text Planning
Junyi Li, Wayne Xin Zhao*, Zhicheng Wei, Nicholas Jing Yuan, Ji-Rong Wen
The 44th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR), 2021
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Knowledge-Enhanced Personalized Review Generation with Capsule Graph Neural Network
Junyi Li, Siqing Li, Wayne Xin Zhao*, Gaole He, Zhicheng Wei, Nicholas Jing Yuan, Ji-Rong Wen
The 29th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2020
pdf / code

Mining Implicit Entity Preference from User-Item Interaction Data for Knowledge Graph Completion via Adversarial Learning
Gaole He, Junyi Li, Wayne Xin Zhao*, Peiju Liu, Ji-Rong Wen
International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2020
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Generating Long and Informative Reviews with Aspect-Aware Coarse-to-Fine Decoding
Junyi Li, Wayne Xin Zhao*, Ji-Rong Wen, Yang Song
Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2019
pdf / code

* Corresponding author
† Equal contribution
Open Source Projects

(Most of my research work are open-source. Here are some my preferable projects!)
  • TextBox
    A unified, comprehensive and efficient framework for reproducing and developing text generation algorithms, covering more than 20 base models and nearly 10 benchmarks.
Professional Services

  • Reviewer
    • Journal: TALLIP
    • Conference: AAAI 2021, IJCAI 2021, KDD 2021
  • Chair
    • CSSNLP 2020 (Co-Chair)
Selected Awards and Honors

  • SIGIR Student Travel Grant (CIKM 2020)
  • National Scholarship for Graduate Student (top 2% students), Ministry of Education of P.R.China, 2019
  • China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling, Second Prize in Beijing Contest District, 2016

  • Ph.D. student of Artificial Intelligence, Renmin University of China, 2020-present
  • M.Sc. of Computer Application, Renmin University of China, 2018-2020
  • B.Sc. of Computer Science, Renmin University of China, 2014-2018

Who? My idol. Haoran brings me happiness during my life. He just likes "fill in the blanks of my life".