吉永 直樹 / Naoki Yoshinaga, PhD

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Associate Professor (Tenured)
Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo
Department of Information and Communication Engineering, the University of Tokyo
Ee-503, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo, 153-8505, Japan
+81-3-5452-6239
ynaga (at) iis [guess from URL]
For prospective students (updated on December 2nd, 2019): Due to enourmous requests for research stduents and interns, I ignore e-mails from free webmails (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo!, Outlook etc.) to filter applicants who do not read the prospective supervisor's home page, while I rarely reply to genearl-purpose applications that may be distributed to many laboratories as is to filter out applicants who do not seriously consider a matching between their own interests and research topics in the laboratory. We do not accept any students who We yet accept a wide range of students who want to take master's or PhD program; If you want to join our laboratories as master or PhD students, we strongly recommend you to visit us (Ee-503) after having an appointment via e-mail. For those who want to enter PhD program, send a presentation slide in English on a paper published in NLP/CL-field. For those who want to enter master program, clarify whether you plan to proceed to PhD program.

Curriculum Vitae

2016 - present:Associate Professor at Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo
2014 - 2016:Senior Researcher at National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
2012 - 2016:Project Associate Professor at Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo
2008 - 2012:Project Assistant Professor at Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo
2002 - 2008:Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (DC1, PD) (11.6%, 10.0% accepted, respectively)
2002 - 2005:Ph.D. in Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo
2000 - 2002:M.Sc. in Department of Information Science, Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo
1996 - 2000:B.Sc. in Department of Information Science, Faculty of Science, the University of Tokyo

Full CV

Research Interests

We're studying various aspects on natural language processing (NLP) and computational linguistics (CL), especially

I like to design novel and important NLP tasks [EMNLP-12, ACL-13, COLING-14, IJCAI-16], rather than solving classic tasks on worn-out datasets.

Research Grants

Softwares for NLP/CL

Note that some of the above softwares are no longer experimental codes; they are substantially elaborated from the original codes to have a better performance (2-5x speed-up, or +1% in accuracy etc.; track History section of each software). Those who want to reproduce the experimental results may want to use the oldest release of the softwares.

Selected Publications (with links to presentations, codes, and datasets)

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Awards

Awards (as a supervisor):


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