Parag Jain

PhD student
University of Edinburgh
Interested in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing

Email: parag1 [dot] jain2
[at] ed [dot] ac [dot] uk
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I am a PhD student at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh. My advisor is Prof. Mirella Lapata and my research area is natural language processing. I’m also a part of the CDT in NLP. I graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad with an M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering where I was advised by Prof. Vineeth N Balasubramanian. In 2012, I graduated from Jabalpur Engineering College with a B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering.


  • Research Engineer at IBM Research, Bangalore (Aug 2016 - Aug 2019)
  • Software Engineer at Amazon (July 2015 -Aug 2016)

  • Publication

    Talks and Tutorial

    • Storytelling from Structured Data and Knowledge Graphs : An NLG Perspective, Tutorial ACL 2019 [Website]

    • Introduction to Machine Learning - Christ University Bangalore, 2018

    • Generating Descriptions from Structured Data NAACL 2018 [Video]


    • TA for Numerical Linear Algebra for Data Analysis (CS5270, 2015), IIT Hyderabad
    • TA for Introduction to Database Management Systems (CS3010/CS3011, 2014), IIT Hyderabad
    • TA for Advanced Compiler Design (CS6240, 2014), IIT Hyderabad


    • Twig: Twig is a template-based natural language generation library. Template specification is based on Handlebars specification format, which is a superset Mustache templates. Simple slot based template definition.

    • Structured Data To Descriptions: Code and dataset for NAACL 2018 paper on Generating Descriptions from Structured Data Using a Bifocal Attention Mechanism and Gated Orthogonalization

    • StructScribe: Dataset for Scalable Micro-planned Generation of Discourse from Structured Data, CL 2019

    Thanks to Vasilios Mavroudis for the template.!