Welcome to my homepage ^_^

I am a second year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University. My advisor is Prof. Christopher Manning.

My home country is Vietnam, the S-shaped easternmost area on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. My B.S degree was awarded by the National University of Singapore in 2009. During my time in Singapore, I was fortunate to be affiliated with the two research groups: WING group under Prof. Min-Yen Kan (Feb 2009 - Oct 2010), and Speech group under Prof. Khe Chai Sim (Nov 2010 - Aug 2011).

Here is my (often outdated) CV.


  • July 2013 — Our TACL'13 paper "Parsing entire discourses as very long strings: capturing topic continuity in grounded language learning" with Prof. Mark Johnson and Prof. Michael C. Frank is now available. This work is done in Fall, 2012 at Macquarie University, Australia.

  • June 2013 — Our CoNLL'13 paper "Better Word Representations with Recursive Neural Networks for Morphology" with Richard Socher and Prof. Christopher Manning is now available. See you in Sofia!

  • Apr 2012 — This Winter quarter, I am officially aligned with Prof. Christopher Manning, i.e., my advisor!

  • Jan 2012 — Happy new year, everyone! This Spring quarter, I am back to Gates, joining Prof. Christopher Manning's NLP group as part of the research rotation program.

  • Sep 2011 — This Fall quarter, I am having a research rotation with Prof. Noah D. Goodman, exploring computational models for human reading time prediction.

  • Aug 2011 — Paper accepted at ASRU'2011 "A Trajectory-based Parallel Model Combination with a Unified Static and Dynamic Parameter Compensation For Noisy Speech Recognition" with Prof. Khe Chai Sim.

  • Apr 2011 — I will be joining the Stanford CS department this Fall as a PhD candidate (Sep 2011).


I am now mainly into deep learning models for NLP tasks. Occassionaly, I build parsers used for psycholinguistics applications :)

Before Stanford:
I primarily interest in Computational Linguistics, specifically in the area of Machine Translation and Morphology – enhancing translation for morphologically rich languages.
Previously, in WING group, I worked extensively in many scholarly Digital Library projects – document structure discovery and keyphrase extraction. My recent work under the speech group investigates in model-based techniques for robust Speech Recognition systems.



  • Minh-Thang Luong, Richard Socher, and Christopher D. Manning. 2013. Better Word Representations with Recursive Neural Networks for Morphology. Accepted to the Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL’13). Sofia, Bulgaria. Acceptance rate 25%.
    [ Paper ] [ Bib ] [ Dataset ] [ Project page for word vectors and other information. ]

  • Minh-Thang Luong, Michael C. Frank, and Mark Johnson. 2013. Parsing entire discourses as very long strings: Capturing topic continuity in grounded language learning. Accepted to the Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL’13).
    [ Paper ] [ Bib ] [ Code (Earleyx parser) ]

Before Stanford:

  • Khe Chai Sim and Minh-Thang Luong. 2011. A Trajectory-based Parallel Model Combination with a Unified Static and Dynamic Parameter Compensation For Noisy Speech Recognition. Accepted in Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU’11). Hawaii, USA. Oral presentation.
    [ Paper ]   [ Poster (.pdf) ]

  • Minh-Thang Luong, Thuy Dung Nguyen, and Min-Yen Kan. 2011. Logical Structure Recovery in Scholarly Articles with Rich Document Features. International Journal of Digital Library Systems (IJDLS) 1(4). pp 1-23. Invited paper.
    [ Paper ]   [ doi:10.4018/jdls.2010100101 ]


  • Minh-Thang Luong, Preslav Nakov and Min-Yen Kan. 2010. A Hybrid Morpheme-Word Representation for Machine Translation of Morphologically Rich Languages. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP’10). Boston, Massachusetts, USA. pp.148-157. Oral presentation.
    [ Paper ]   [ ACL Anthology (D10-1015) ]

  • Minh-Thang Luong and Min-Yen Kan. 2010. Enhancing Morphological Alignment for Translating Highly Inflected Languages. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING’10). Beijing, China. pp. 743-751. Oral presentation.
    [ Paper ]   [ ACL Anthology (C10-1084) ]

  • Thuy Dung Nguyen and Minh-Thang Luong. 2010. WINGNUS: Keyphrase Extraction Utilizing Document Logical Structure. In Proceedings of the ACL 2010 Workshop on Evaluation Exercises on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2). pp. 166-169. Poster presentation.
    Rank 3rd in the task #5 – Automatic Keyphrase Extraction from Scientific Articles.
    [ Paper ]   [ ACL Anthology (S10-1035) ]

  • Thuy Dung Nguyen, Min-Yen Kan, Dinh-Trung Dang, Markus Hänse, Ching Hoi Andy Hong, Minh-Thang Luong, Jesse Prabawa Gozali, Kazunari Sugiyama and Yee Fan Tan (2010). ForeCite: Towards a Reader-centric Scholarly Digital Library. In Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL’10). Poster Paper (1 page).
    [ Paper ] [ Poster (.png) ] [ doi:10.1145/1816123.1816193 ]


Below are some links to the demos of software written by myself or with members in WING group:
  • ParsCit: An open-source CRF Reference String and Logical Document Structure Parsing Package
  • GSNAP: Google Scholar - Network Analysis Package
  • ForeCite: A Reader-centric Digital Library


This is my latest notes, containing all tips/commands/notes about various tools and languages. They are arranged in structures so that I could write a script later to split into separate files, one per language or tool ... For now, sorry for such a mess ...
Below are my notes collected randomly while I were learning some new tools and stuffs. To be organized:) :

See more in my academic page!


Below is a what-every-one-often-has-because-others-also-have Google Calendar :P