Kazuhide Yamamoto (山本 和英)
Associate Professor, Dr.Eng.
I received my B.Eng., M.Eng., and Dr.Eng. in 1991, 1993, and 1996, respectively, from Toyohashi University of Technology. During 1996-2002, I have been a researcher at ATR Research Laboratories. Since 2002, I have been to Department of Electrical Engineering at Nagaoka University of Technology. In 1998, I have also been a visiting researcher at National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition of Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, P.R.China. I have also been a part-time lecturer in Toyohashi University of Technology during 2002-2006.
In the ATR project, I was responsible for projects on Japanese-Korean-Japanese MT and Japanese-Chinese MT, which utilize example-based TDMT (Transfer-Driven Machine Translation) methodology. I have also joined a project on developing Japanese-English, Japanese-German, Japanese-Chinese MT in its ellipsis resolution module. When I was in the ATR-SLT project, I am in charge of Japanese-Chinese-Japanese MT construction. I have also engaged to basic research on text summarization and paraphrasing since 1990.
In the current university, I have supervised around 63 students in total, in which 23 students finished master's course as of March 2015. See the list of mater's thesis if you read Japanese.
Although my lab is doing variety of works in natural language processing (mainly because of students' interests and joint works with companies), I personally have the following interests (but not limited to the following):
- re-consideration of (Japanese) word, part-of-speech (POS), and multiword expressions (MWE) for NLP
- Japanese resource construction for higher level language analysis
- automatic translation(MT), paraphrasing, simplification, and summarization (i.e., task of changing language expressions)
- Chinese and Korean language processing (since I understand those)
As of July 2016, I have written or co-authored 72 peer-reviewed English papers for international conferences. See our conference papers for complete list. I also have 34 journal articles, 44 SIG(special interest group) notes, and 129 non-reviewed papers for domestic conferences. If you have an interest for those, please see my Japanese page where you can download and read most of them.
See my citation indices in Google Scholar:My Citations page.