Xi Ye

Ph.D. Student, Computer Science
The University of Texas at Austin

xiye [at] cs.utexas.edu   xiye17   xiye_nlp

I am a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at UT Austin, advised by Greg Durrett. I am also a part of the TAUR lab (Text Analysis, Understanding, and Reasoning).

My research focuses on Natural Language Processing and the interpretability of NLP models in particular. Specifically, I am interested in leveraging explanations to improve and calibrate NLP models for complex textual reasoning tasks. I also work on semantic parsing and program synthesis.

Prior to joining UT Austin, I obtained my Bachelor's degree from the School of Software, Tsinghua University, where I worked with Prof. Shixia Liu on Visual Analysis and Machine Learning.

Feel free to send me an email if you'd like to chat about interpretability, program synthesis, or NLP in general.


The Unreliability of Explanations in Few-shot Prompting for Textual Reasoning

Xi Ye, Greg Durrett. Proceedings of NeurIPS 2022 (to appear).

Can Explanations Be Useful for Calibrating Black Box Models? code

Xi Ye, Greg Durrett. Proceedings of ACL 2022.

RnG-KBQA: Generation Augmented Iterative Ranking for Knowledge Base Question Answering code

Xi Ye, Semih Yavuz, Kazuma Hashimoto, Yingbo Zhou, Caiming Xiong. Proceedings of ACL 2022.

Diagnosing Ensemble Few-Shot Classifiers

Weikai Yang, Xi Ye, Xingxing Zhang, Lanxi Xiao, Jiazhi Xia, Zhongyuan Wang, Jun Zhu, Hanspeter Pfister, Shixia Liu. Transactions of TVCG 2022.

Connecting Attributions and QA Model Behavior on Realistic Counterfactuals code

Xi Ye, Rohan Nair, Greg Durrett. Proceedings of EMNLP 2021.

Optimal Neural Program Synthesis from Multimodal Specifications code

Xi Ye, Qiaochu Chen, Xinyu Wang, Isil Dillig, Greg Durrett. Findings of EMNLP 2021.

Benchmarking Multimodal Regex Synthesis with Complex Structures code data

Xi Ye, Qiaochu Chen, Isil Dillig, Greg Durrett. Proceedings of ACL 2020.

Sketch-Driven Regular Expression Generation from Natural Language and Examples code

Xi Ye, Qiaochu Chen, Xinyu Wang, Isil Dillig, Greg Durrett. Transactions of ACL 2020.

Multi-Modal Synthesis of Regular Expressions code

Qiaochu Chen, Xinyu Wang, Xi Ye , Greg Durrett, Isil Dillig. Proceedings of PLDI 2020

Interactive Correction of Mislabeled Training Data video

Shouxing Xiang*, Xi Ye*, Jiazhi Xia, Jing Wu, Yang Chen, Shixia Liu. Proceedings of VAST 2019


Facebook AI Research. Research Intern. Summer 2022.

Salesforce Research. Research Intern. Summer 2021.


Reviwer: EMNLP (22), NeurIPS (22), NAACL (22), CONLL (21, 20), SUKI Workshop (22), NLP4Prog Workshop (21).


TA for CS378: Natural Language Processing (undergraduate). Fall 2022

TA for CS388: Natural Language Processing (graduate). Srping 2021

TA for CS429: Computer Architecture and Organization (undergraduate). Fall 2018, Srping 2019