Ma Jingkun, a master’s student in the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) at the University of Macau (UM), won a first prize in the final round of the 17th Pan-Pearl River Delta+ University IT Project Competition for his project ‘Yu Sheng: Human-in-Loop Classical Chinese Poetry Generation System’. He won a third prize in the 10th ‘Sharing Cup’ Innovation Competition of Science and Technology Resources Sharing Service. The system uses artificial intelligence technology to simulate and assist in the creation of traditional Chinese poetry and provide a poetry creation platform that integrates automatic poetry generation and refinement for poetry lovers.
Ma developed the system using cutting-edge natural language processing and deep learning technologies under the guidance of his supervisor, Wong Fai, professor in the Natural Language Processing & Portuguese-Chinese Machine Translation Laboratory (NLP2CT) at UM. The system provides various customisation options to meet users’ diverse needs. It has a wide range of custom configuration functions for poetry, covering poetic features such as words, sentences, tones, and rhyme. In addition, it can provide dynamic and static two-dimensional refinement functions according to different scene settings. These include automatic refinement, inspiration expansion, poetry import, and analysis, enabling the system to cover the entire automated process of ‘generation + refinement’ of poetry. Based on large-scale pre-trained language models, the system is designed and optimised for relevant deep learning algorithms according to task scenarios. It also applies model acceleration technology to provide efficient and high-quality poetry creation and optimisation services.
In addition to the aforementioned awards, Ma also received a first prize in the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Undergraduate Contest and a third prize in the IEEE Macau Student Branch Project Competition. He also entered the FST Dean’s Final Year Project List for the system. His paper on the system was also accepted by the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2023). For those who are interested in using the system, please visit here.
UM is committed to cultivating high-calibre talent with global perspectives and innovation. The awards and academic achievements attained by Ma’s ‘Yu Sheng: Human-in-Loop Classical Chinese Poetry Generation System’ reflects the university’s efforts and achievements in the field of natural language processing and deep learning. UM hopes that in the future, more students will play a role in technological innovation at home and abroad and contribute to the development of science and technology in Macao and the country.